|Claus von Stauffenberg|
AKA Claus Philip von Stauffenberg
Birthplace: Jettingen, Württemberg, Germany
Location of death: Berlin, Germany
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Cremated, Memorial to the German Resistance, Berlin, Germany
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
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 Üxküll-Gyllenbrand
Brother: Berthold Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg
Wife: Nina von Lerchenfeld (m. 26-Nov-1933, d. 2-Apr-2006)
Shrapnel Injury landmine explosion, Tunisia 7-Apr-1943
Missing Eye landmine explosion, Tunisia 7-Apr-1943
Shot: Firing Squad (20-Jul-1944)
Risk Factors: Amputee, Tonsillitis
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