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Man who plotted to kill Hitler dies at 90
CBS News ^ | 3/12/13

Posted on 03/12/2013 10:34:16 AM PDT by Borges

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler has died. He was 90.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: assassinationplot; hitler; hitlerplot; nazi; obituary; stauffenberg; valkyrie; vonkleist; wwii

1 posted on 03/12/2013 10:34:16 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewald-Heinrich_von_Kleist-Schmenzin


2 posted on 03/12/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Borges
Interviews with him were shown in the BBC series The World at War (1974).
3 posted on 03/12/2013 10:39:08 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Borges

Amazing that he was released after being interrogated, while most of the other conspirators were executed.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 10:40:04 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: HerrBlucher

Apparently, he managed to cover up his resistance activities very well.

VERY well....he was released for lack of evidence.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: HerrBlucher

And yet Erwin Rommel was ordered to off himself apparently for no more than breathing the same air as the conspirators.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Borges

At first I thought it was this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ludwig_Ewald_von_Kleist

And I thought: A fieldmarshall from WWII was still alive?? Turns out they are from the same family, but not so closely related. And the elder of these two died in the 1950s.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 10:56:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Borges

Of course, no one is suggesting that they didn’t let him do it because it might have caused a time paradox.


8 posted on 03/12/2013 10:59:17 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: elcid1970

It’s amazing how I was getting ready to say the exact same thing.Except Rommel’s most unfortunate set of circumstances was that as one of officers caught in the explosion kept on repeating Rommel’s name while he lay in a coma never to recover. Rommel who approached by the conspirators but only to say he would join the conspirators only after its success, As a professional soldier, officer he remained loyal to Hitler as a mater of principle, military duty, honor to the very end, was not at all part of the conspiracy.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: HerrBlucher

Not only were the plotters killed but the Nazis instituted the ‘’siphenhaft’’ policy which relatives, even distant ones of the plotters were considered suspect/guilty as well. In all some 700 people were executed in the plot.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 11:04:35 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

He would have only been about 21 years old at the time - perhaps the Nazis simply thought he was a callow youth.... After all, why would the likes of top guys like Rommel trust such a young guy?

Just a thought...


11 posted on 03/12/2013 11:11:23 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Borges
I wonder what it means that a number of the most active members of the anti-Hitler resistance had "von" in their names.

It appears that, besides having titles of nobility, at least these few people actually had real class.

12 posted on 03/12/2013 11:18:25 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: elcid1970

Rommel’s big crime was to never become a Nazi Party member, that alone made his suspicious.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 11:26:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Kinda like those of us not goose stepping to obama.....


14 posted on 03/12/2013 11:33:06 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: wideminded

“Von” implied they were part of the old Prussian nobility, and Hitler, although he needed them, despised them.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PGR88
He would have only been about 21 years old at the time - perhaps the Nazis simply thought he was a callow youth....

Given that his father, Ewald von Kleist, was executed for his part in the plot, I'm thinking this may not have been the case.

16 posted on 03/12/2013 11:37:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: wideminded
I wonder what it means that a number of the most active members of the anti-Hitler resistance had "von" in their names.

Hitler hated (likely jealous of) the aristocracy, especially the landed nobility of eastern Germany and Prussia collectively known as the Junkers. Hitler's contempt and mistrust of his general staff is well known. That many from Hitler's general staff conspired against him after he rolled the dice a few times too many is not surprising.

17 posted on 03/12/2013 11:53:04 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Borges

Like the NY cop who was found guilty of “planning” to kill and eat his wife?


18 posted on 03/12/2013 11:54:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: dfwgator
“Von” implied they were part of the old Prussian nobility, and Hitler, although he needed them, despised them.

As Terri Garr put it, "Da feelin' is moochal!"

19 posted on 03/12/2013 12:01:04 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Borges
Dangnabit. We needed a good man like this to plot against an absolute dictator.
20 posted on 03/12/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Borges

RIP.


21 posted on 03/12/2013 6:08:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"And I thought: A fieldmarshall from WWII was still alive??"

Arguably, there is still one.

22 posted on 03/12/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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