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Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel

German general

Died when: 58 years 241 days (703 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel

Carl-Heinrich Rudolf Wilhelm von Stülpnagel (2 January 1886 – 30 August 1944) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who was an army level commander.

While serving as military commander of German-occupied France and as commander of the 17th Army in the Soviet Union during Operation Barbarossa, under the pressure of the government in Berlin, Stülpnagel became implicated in German war crimes, including authorising reprisal operations against civilian population and cooperating with the Einsatzgruppen in their mass murder of Jews.

Increasingly unable to reconcile his military task and his conscience with the regime's ideology, he joined the resistance.He was a member of the 20 July Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, being in charge of the conspirators' actions in France.

After the failure of the plot, he was recalled to Berlin and attempted to commit suicide en route, but failed.

Tried on 30 August 1944, he was convicted of treason and executed on the same day.


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