LIEUTENANT FABIAN VON SCHLABRENDORFF

LIEUTENANT FABIAN VON SCHLABRENDORFF (1907–1980)

A German lawyer, soldier of the Wehrmacht and member of the resistance who was heavily involved in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944. As Adjutant to Colonel Henning von Tresckow, he acted as secret liaison between Tresckow in Russia and the German Resistance in Berlin. Because Judge Freisler died midway through his trial at the People’s Court, Schlabrendorff was one of the very few conspirators to survive. Although he was sent to Dachau Concentration Camp and tortured, he was liberated by the Allies in 1945.

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