Claus, Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg Biography

Military Leader (1907–c. 1944)
Claus von Stauffenberg was a German army officer who, as the chief conspirator of the July Plot, carried out an failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler.


Claus von Stauffenberg, entered the German army in 1926 and won distinction as a staff officer in the campaigns in Poland and northern France. After he was transferred to the front in the Soviet Union, however, he became disillusioned with the German occupation's brutal policies toward Slavs and Jews. Stauffenberg decided that Hitler must be eliminated, however his assassination attempt failed.

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