GENERAL FRIEDRICH FROMM

GENERAL FRIEDRICH FROMM (1888–1945)

Commander-in-Chief of the German Reserve Army. Aware of his subordinates plan to assassinate Hitler, he turned a blind eye, but at the plot’s failure, immediately executed the several of the leading conspirators for fear of being implicated. These actions did not save him. He was stripped of his military position and honours, charged with ‘cowardice before the enemy’ and executed by firing squad.

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