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Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944

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ISBN13: 9780521453073
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This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg, a key figure in the 1944 coup attempt against Hitler. Stauffenberg’s personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and other family members and friends. The three Stauffenberg brothers, Berthold, Alexander, and Claus, were inseparable both emotionally and intellectually. Their view of human existence was rooted in their south-German aristocratic background, in classical antiquity, and in Christian culture. This ‘family biography’ describes how the brothers’ professions and their political and military environments led them to take fundamental positions on their government’s and Hitler’s tyranny. Inevitably the book focuses on Claus Count Stauffenberg’s military career and his fight to overthrow Hitler, culminating in the attempted assassination and coup of 20 July 1944. No other work has yet probed Stauffenberg’s life and mind so deeply, or has offered such a comprehensive account of resistance to Hitler at the highest administrative level.

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This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg: poet, soldier, Christian, nobleman, General-Staff officer, Panzer-division quartermaster, and arch enemy of Hitler. In 1944 he was a key figure in the failed coup attempt against Hitler, culminating in an assassination attempt that nearly succeeded. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and several other family members and friends. No other work has yet probed Stauffenberg's life and mind so deeply, or has offered such a comprehensive account of resistance to Hitler at the highest level.

Synopsis:

A biography of Claus Count Stauffenberg, who attempted a coup against Hitler in 1944, and of his brothers and family.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-412) and index.

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Childhood, World War, new beginning; 2. Secret Germany; 3. Reichswehr; 4. Upset; 5. In the Third Reich; 6. Crisis and war; 7. In the General Staff; 8. Stauffenberg turns against Hitler; 9. Front line duty; 10. Conspiracy; 11. Internal coup plans; 12. External plans; 13. Assassination plans; 14. Launching the insurrection; 15. Uprising; Epilogue; Appendices; Glossary; Abbreviations; Sources.

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william.fiske, May 8, 2007 (view all comments by william.fiske)
This book is an excellent recounting of the life of the Stauffenberg family, concentrating on Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. After describing his upbringing in the royal court of Wurtemberg, the author focuses on his association with the Germany poet Stefan George, who was as famous as Rilke at the turn of the century.

George, who had Jews and Women in his literary circle, exposed Stauffenberg to the idea of "art for art's sake," giving him an invaluable appreciation for intangibles.

After Stauffenberg joined the army, he made such radical inovation as all-Slavic battalions fighting on the side of the Germans against Soviet rule, but Hitler put a stop to these activities - his interest was in plundering Russia, not in liberating its people.

Stauffenberg was shocked and horrified by Kristallnacht, and his fundemental attitude towards the regimes treatment of the Jews underwent a major change after that night.

He progressed from a critic of the Hitler regime to an active participant in the German resistance - Stauffenberg and his associates Henning von Tresckow and Ludwig Beck came together with resistance members from the Abwehr, the German counter-intelloigence organization, and with Helmuth von Moltke's "Kreisau Circle" in an series of meetings to plan the overthrow of the Hitler clique, and, in the final analysis, the assasination of Hitler himself.

Although the plot failed, with Stauffenberg executed on the night of 20 July 1944, the bomb that he set off in Hitler's headquarters reverberated among the German people and left a legacy of honorable resistance against the crimes of the Nazis that the German can look back on today with poride.

This book is an authoritative reference; the first truly thorough biography of Stuaffenberg and his associates.

Highly recommended.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521453073
Subtitle:
A Family History, 1905-1944
Author:
Hoffman, Peter
Author:
Hoffman, Peter
Author:
Hoffmann, Peter
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Hitler, adolf, 1889-1945
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Anti-nazi movement
Subject:
Revolutionaries -- Germany -- Biography.
Series Volume:
249
Publication Date:
19970828
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
43 half-tones
Pages:
442
Dimensions:
9.26x6.25x1.05 in. 1.92 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » Germany » Nazi Germany

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"Synopsis" by , This book examines the extraordinary personality of Claus Count Stauffenberg: poet, soldier, Christian, nobleman, General-Staff officer, Panzer-division quartermaster, and arch enemy of Hitler. In 1944 he was a key figure in the failed coup attempt against Hitler, culminating in an assassination attempt that nearly succeeded. Stauffenberg's personality is thrown into relief by a study of his two brothers and several other family members and friends. No other work has yet probed Stauffenberg's life and mind so deeply, or has offered such a comprehensive account of resistance to Hitler at the highest level.
"Synopsis" by , A biography of Claus Count Stauffenberg, who attempted a coup against Hitler in 1944, and of his brothers and family.
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