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Old 12-17-2016, 06:05 AM   #10
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Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, (and company)...

... was a German army officer and member of the German nobility who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power. Along with Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht. For his involvement in the movement, he was executed by firing squad shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claus_von_Stauffenberg



He let things come to him, and then he made up his mind ... one of his characteristics was that he really enjoyed playing the devil's advocate. Conservatives were convinced that he was a ferocious Nazi, and ferocious Nazis were convinced he was an unreconstructed conservative. He was neither.
--- Nina Schenk Graefin von Stauffenberg, wife

He had everything to lose, and in opposing with the most direct and personal action The Leader that led his own entire nation to ruin, he did lose everything...except his honor.
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