The Hitler Conspirator

The Story of Kurt Freiherr von Plettenberg and Stauffenberg's Valkyrie Plot to Kill the Fuhrer
Product Number: EB00755569
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473856929
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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One man's part in the Nazi plan to assassinate Hitler during WWII-and "an interesting account of one of the key figures in the resistance movement" (Britain at War). As the descendant of an aristocratic family from Westphalia, Germany, Kurt Baron von Plettenberg served as an officer in both world wars. But he never supported the twisted ideals that drove the Third Reich. So, when he found a group of soldiers-including Operation Valkyrie mastermind Claus von Stauffenberg-who realized the true insanity of the Nazi regime, von Plettenberg was compelled to join the resistance that was growing within Hitler's own circle. On July 20, 1944, the plot to assassinate the fUhrer was finally put into action. Unfortunately for von Plettenberg and his fellow conspirators, the effort failed. Von Plettenberg was not immediately discovered as one of the conspirators. But only a few weeks before the end of the war, he was condemned and arrested. It was then that he was forced to make a terrible decision: betray his friends under torture-or do what his personal honor dictated . . . This gripping biography shows for the first time how von Plettenberg found a way to prevail during those dark days and how significantly he influenced the resistance against Hitler.

Author(s): Eberhard Schmidt
Original Publish Date: Nov 30, 2016

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