Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who tried to kill Hitler on 20 July 1944. Acted by Tom Cruise in Valkry

Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat, army officer, and architect of the failed Valkyrie plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler (c.

Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler.

Claus von Stauffenberg, who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save Germany from the annihilation under Hitler.

Colonel Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) was central to the planning and execution of the July 20th plot, the most wide-ranging conspiracy against the Nazi regime. Stauffenberg detonated a bomb in the headquarters and rushed off to Berlin, thinking he had killed Hitler.  Nazi leadership immediately initiated effective counter-measures and destroyed the attempted putsch within a short time. Stauffenberg was arrested and shot the same night.

Vintage hero: Klaus von Stauffenberg was one of the main figures within the German Resistance Movement during World War II. He was put to death by the Nazis after an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler during Operation Valkyrie.

Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was a German army officer and aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power. Along with Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht. For his involvement in the movement he was shot shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie.

How Germans Came to View Claus von Stauffenberg as a Hero -- And Thank Goodness!

Claus von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) tried to assassinate hitler.

Colonel Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg was central to the planning and execution of the July plot, the most wide-ranging conspiracy against the Nazi regime.

Claus von Stauffenberg, German patriot who plotted to kill Hitler to save his nation and stop the mass murders of innocent people.

Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, operation Valkyrie failed to kill Hitler, him and 3 others were executed.

After the assassination attempt, Nina believed the Nazis would execute her. The Nazis detained the entire Stauffenberg family  executed one of Claus' brother. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, called for the entire family to be killed. Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg was placed in solitary confinement. Her daughter says she was treated well and believes that thoughts of her 4 children and the unborn child in her womb kept her alive. That may also be why her guards were considerate.

Nina Countess Schenk von Stauffenberg, who died on Sunday aged was the widow of the German officer who attempted to assassinate Hitler with a bomb in July 1944

Gente con estilo: REALEZA Y POLÍTICA: Caroline von Stauffenberg

Gente con estilo: REALEZA Y POLÍTICA: Caroline von Stauffenberg

21 Jul 44: German Lieutenant Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is executed in Berlin, along with three others, in the aftermath of yesterday's failed bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler and to overthrow the Nazi government. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0721&s=440721 #WWII

21 Jul German Lieutenant Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (left) is executed in Berlin, along with three others, in the aftermath of a failed bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler and to overthrow the Nazi government.

Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was the German nationalist who tried to kill Hitler July 1944. The people involved in the plot wanted to negotiate a peace with the West and turn their fury upon the USSR. Von Stauffenberg was a Catholic and understood only too well what was happening to Germany and it's murderous regime under the maniac Hitler. What drove Stauffenberg was his Catholicism and his nationalism.

Oberst Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was commissioned into the Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg in He was executed for his part in the July Bomb Plot.

Gente con estilo: REALEZA Y POLÍTICA: Caroline von Stauffenberg

Gente con estilo: REALEZA Y POLÍTICA: Caroline von Stauffenberg

Searches for Stauffenberg pictures yields more results when conducted in German. Ohh, he’s so young in this picture, he must have just joined the calvary. And his hair. His cheekbones. That beautiful uniform. I think he’s wearing gloves. … I love...

Stauffenberg pictures yields more results when conducted in German. Ohh, he’s so young in this picture, he must have just joined the calvary. His cheekbones. That beautiful uniform. I think he’s wearing gloves.

Gente con estilo: REALEZA Y POLÍTICA: Caroline von Stauffenberg

Gente con estilo: REALEZA Y POLÍTICA: Caroline von Stauffenberg

Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg was a German army officer and Catholic aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German army officer and major player in the failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler 1944 to remove Nazi Party from power as depicted in the 2008 movie Valkyrie.

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