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Claus von Stauffenberg

Claus von StauffenbergAKA Claus Philip von Stauffenberg

Born: 15-Nov-1907
Birthplace: Jettingen, Württemberg, Germany
Died: 20-Jul-1944
Location of death: Berlin, Germany
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Cremated, Memorial to the German Resistance, Berlin, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Tried to kill Hitler in 1944

In 1944, Army Reserve Chief-of-Staff Col. Claus von Stauffenberg led a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Nazi regime. It culminated in an unsuccessful bombing at the Wolf's Lair in Rastenburg, where the Fuhrer survived by dumb luck. Later that day, Stauffenberg was arrested and executed.

Played by Brad Davis in The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990) and by Tom Cruise in Valkyrie (2008).

Father: Alfred Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Mother: Caroline von xküll-Gyllenbrand
Brother: Berthold Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg
Brother: Alexander
Wife: Nina von Lerchenfeld (m. 26-Nov-1933, d. 2-Apr-2006)
Son: Berthold
Son: Heimeran
Son: Franz-Ludwig
Daughter: Valerie
Daughter: Konstanze

    Shrapnel Injury landmine explosion, Tunisia 7-Apr-1943
    Missing Eye landmine explosion, Tunisia 7-Apr-1943
    Attempted Murder
    Conspiracy
    Treason
    Shot: Firing Squad (20-Jul-1944)
    Exhumed
    Risk Factors: Amputee, Tonsillitis



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