MAJOR GENERAL HENNING VON TRESCKOW

MAJOR GENERAL HENNING VON TRESCKOW (1901–1944)

A member of the German Wehrmacht who, stationed in Russia, organized German resistance against Hitler. As one of the prime movers of Operation Valkyrie and its failed attempt to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944, he committed suicide by holding a grenade under his chin. The Nazis exhumed his body from his family grave and took it to the crematorium of Sachsenhausen concentration camp to remove all trace of his life.

Read more in Kill The Fuhrer by Paula Astridge