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Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Claus Graf Stauffenberg

 
 
Claus Graf Stauffenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
1. Claus Graf Stauffenberg Marker
Inscription.  
Claus Graf
Stauffenberg
Oberst I.G.

Symbol
des Deutschen
Widerstandes
fuer seine Tat
am 20 Juli 1944

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(English translation:) Claus Graf Stauffenberg, Lieutenant-Colonel of the General Staff, symbol of the German resistance for his actions on July 20, 1944.
 
Erected by 17er Reiter.
 
Location. 49° 53.489′ N, 10° 53.219′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria. Memorial is on Obere Brücke, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg, Bavaria 96049, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall (here, next to this marker); Bamberg's World War II Fallen and Missing (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Heller (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Bridge and City Hall on the Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirch / Franciscan Church

Claus Graf Stauffenberg Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
2. Claus Graf Stauffenberg Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted on the wall to the left.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Am Kranen / At the Cranes (about 120 meters away); The Old Tollhouse (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the Obere Brücke (Upper Bridge), beneath the Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall).
 
Also see . . .
1. Claus von Stauffenberg (Wikipedia). "Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf[1] von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer.... He took part in the attack on Poland, the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the Tunisian Campaign during the Second World War.... Stauffenberg 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 executed by firing squad shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie." (Submitted on November 14, 2019.) 

2. From Traitor to Hero - Would-Be Hitler Assassin Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (YouTube, 6 min.). "The Hollywood film about the life and death of German resistance figure Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg has raised awareness of the failed plot to assassinate Hitler
Portrait of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) image. Click for full size.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
3. Portrait of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1907-1944)
on 20 July 1944. In Germany, even after the war ended many still accused Stauffenberg and his fellow plotters of being traitors to their country. Today, the German military, the Bundeswehr, commemorates the plotters' aims. We look at the Stauffenberg group's failed assassination attempt and how it's viewed in Germany." (Submitted on November 14, 2019.) 

3. 20 July plot (Wikipedia). "On 20 July 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg and other conspirators attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Führer of Nazi Germany, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The name Operation Valkyrie—originally referring to part of the conspiracy—has become associated with the entire event. The apparent aim of the assassination attempt was to wrest political control of Germany and its armed forces from the Nazi Party (including the SS) and to make peace with the Western Allies as soon as possible.... The plot was the culmination of efforts by several groups in the German resistance to overthrow the Nazi German government. The failure of the assassination attempt and the intended military coup d'état that was to follow led the Gestapo to arrest more than 7,000 people, of whom they executed 4,980." (Submitted on November 14, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 

More. Search the internet for Claus Graf Stauffenberg.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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