Sunday, February 3, 2019

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg :: World War II WWII

Claus Schenk Graf von StauffenbergFrom autumn 1943 on, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg becomes adecisive factor in the assay against Hitler. In 1933, he initiallyfeels that National Socialist policy offers Germany palmyopportunities but is soon alienated by the regimes racial ideology.Yet Stauffenberg completely assumes an active role in opposing the regimeonce he realizes the consequences of German policy in eastern Europeand can picture the full extent of the damage that Hitlers war hasbrought upon Germany and Europe.Under the influence of Henning von Tresckow, global FriedrichOlbricht, and First Lieutenant Fritz-Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburgof the army reserve, Stauffenberg becomes a focal point of the war machine machineconspiracy. He establishes important links to civil resistancegroups and coordinates his assassination plans with Carl FriedrichGoerdeler and Ludwig Beck, and with the conspirators hold inreadiness in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and at host Group Center .Stauffenbergs dash to the Assassination Attempt of July 20, 1944In early April 1943, Stauffenberg is severely wounded in Tunisia,barely escaping death. During the months of his convalescence, hegradually comes to realize he must result an active part in resistance.Even in earlier years, the churchs struggle, the persecution of theJews, and the crimes in eastern Europe have alienated Stauffenberg fromthe National Socialist state. His nighest confidant is his brotherBerthold, who has had contacts to the opposition for a long time. Afteran widen period of convalescence, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf vonStauffenberg is appointed to the post of chief of rung of the GeneralArmy Office in October 1943. From June 1944 on, he also serves as chiefof staff for the commanding officer of the Ersatzheer (Reserve Army),General Friedrich Olbricht, at Olbrichts request. In this position hehas clearance to attend briefings at Hitlers headquarters in theso-called Wolfs den near Rastenburg in East P russia. Olbrichtinforms Stauffenberg of his plans for a coup and introduces him tomembers of the resistance groups more or less Ludwig Beck and Carl FriedrichGoerdeler.Stauffenberg has a great deal of charisma and is valued for hisprofessional expertise. He brings many opponents of the regime togetherand makes close friends among them not only military officers but alsoSocial Democrats like Julius Leber, members of the Kreisau Circle like decade von Trott zu Solz, and representatives of the labor union movementlike Jakob Kaiser and Wilhelm Leuschner.The Planning of Operation ValkyrieThe conspirators from the civilian and military resistance groupsrealize that the military leadership cannot be bring forth to act inconcert. They concentrate their efforts on eliminating Hitler, gainingcontrol of the military scope of command, and assuming the

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