COUNT HELMUTH JAMES VON MOLTKE

COUNT HELMUTH JAMES VON MOLTKE (1907–1945)

A German lawyer who, as a draftee in the German Abwehr and founding member of the Kreisau Circle resistance group, opposed Nazi Germany. He was executed for treason. Before being hanged, he wrote to his sons: “Since National Socialism came to power, I have striven to make its consequences milder for its victims and to prepare the way for a change. In that, my conscience drove me – and in the end, that is a man’s duty.”

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