July 23, 2014

My Father Tried to Kill Hitler

Alex Last, BBC News


On 20 July 1944, a 36-year-old German army officer, Col Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, arrived at a heavily guarded complex hidden in a forest in East Prussia. His mission was to kill Adolf Hitler.

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Is Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?
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Germany's Fake Outrage
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Roger Cohen, New York Times
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