20 July 1944
posted by Bodwyn Wook
The picture is of Nina von Lerchenfeld and Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, Spring 1933; to-day marks the death in 1944 of von Stauffenberg (b 1907) in front of a hastily-gotten-up firing squad in Berlin, on the night of his failed attempt to blow up the repulsive Adolf Hitler earlier in the day East Prussia.
The link below is to an interview with Nina and Claus von Stauffenberg’s daughter, and it is timely to remember that the anti-Hitler plotters were not operating in a timeless sort of horror vacui; but, rather, that they one and all had family and friends dearly loved and for whom they deeply felt themselves to be acting:
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