Stauffenberg

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Stauffenberg

(ˈʃtaʊfənˌbɜːɡ)
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(Biography) Claus (klaʊs), Graf von. 1907–44, German army officer, who tried to assassinate Hitler (1944). He and his fellow conspirators were executed
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Former army major Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager was part of a group who tried to kill Hitler on July 20, 1944, supplying the explosives for the operation led by colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
Former army major Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager was part of a group of officers who tried to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944, supplying the explosives for the operation led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
The 11 were taken to hospital as filming stopped on the movie, provisionally titled Valkyrie, which stars Cruise as Germany's most famous anti-Hitler plotter, Col Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg.
Trouble is, the gains made by the so-called Neumann fund (named for its political godfather, cultural minister Bernd Neumann) lately have been overshadowed by one of the films it helped attract: Bryan Singer's "Valkyrie," which stars Tom Cruise as German resistance hero Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, the military officer who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1944.
von Stauffenberg was the CEO and major shareholder of Heitmann International, a multilingual technical publishing company, which he acquired, managed and sold over a three-year period.
Claus von Stauffenberg had placed the briefcase under the table next to Hitler and was arrested the same day and shot.
The picture opens with Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) writing in his diary, "Hitler is not only the archenemy of the entire world but the archenemy of Germany.
Cruise is also said to have been threatened by people angered by his portrayal of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in the film 'Valkyrie'.
Cruise, 46, has also received threats from people angered by his portrayal of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who was at the centre of the 1944 plot by Nazi officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler - in the film Valkyrie.
The star was speaking to a German magazine after finishing filming in the country for his latest movie project, Valkyrie, a thriller about the Von Stauffenberg plot to kill Adolf Hitler.
For a telepic about Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, a German officer who tried to assassinate Hitler, parts of Berlin were turned into a Third Reich microcosm, complete with Nazi banners, heel-clicking officers and even swastika-branded motorcycle sidecars.