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Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin

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German man remembered to be the final surviving participant from the failed July 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. After Globe Battle II, he offered as the convener from the Munich Meeting on Security Plan from 1962 to 1998. He became an infantry official using the Wehrmacht at age group eighteen. He received the U.S. Section of Protection Medal for Recognized Public Program in 1991. He was wedded to Gundula von Kleist from 1960 until his loss of life in 2013. He prepared to assassinate Adolf Hitler beneath the guise of delivering the dictator with newly-designed Nazi outfits.

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Date Of Birth July 10, 1922
Died March 8, 2013, Munich, Germany
Place Of Birth Germany
Profession Publisher
Nationality German
Parents Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1The producers of Valkyrie (2008), starring Tom Cruise, asked Kleist to serve as a consultant on the film. Kleist turned them down and is not mentioned in the film by name. See article in The Atlantic Times newspaper under Miscellaneous Links.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Happened on July 20th1955historical advisor - as Ewald Heinrich von Kleist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mission to Murder Hitler2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - 20th July Conspirator
Offiziere gegen Hitler2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Hitler: A Profile1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler Within Germany 1933-19451992DocumentaryHimself (as Ewald Heinrich von Kleist)
The World at War1973TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Army Officer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bis fünf nach zwölf - Adolf Hitler und das 3. Reich1953DocumentaryHimself

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#Quote
1Von Kleist remembered explaining the suicide plot [in which he was to have worn an explosive vest to kill Hitler] to his father, who paused only briefly before telling his 22-year-old son: "Yes, you have to do this.""Fathers love their sons and mine certainly did, and I had been quite sure he would say no," Von Kleist recalled. "But, as always, I had underestimated him."
2Asked in an interview for The World At War, whether Germans should have resisted growing Nazi tyranny in the 1930s: Well, I think it is difficult, first of all, to make up your mind that you should do something against a government. This is very rare, first of all. Secondly, if it is extremely dangerous, as it is in a dictatorship, it's even more complicated, because everybody likes his own life. (The World At War, programme 1, "A New Germany
  • 1933-1939".)


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