SENIOR LIEUTENANT (OBERLEUTNANT) WERNER VON HAEFTEN

SENIOR LIEUTENANT (OBERLEUTNANT) WERNER VON HAEFTEN
(1908–1944)

As Count von Stauffenberg’s Adjutant, Haeften took part in the failed July, 1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler. Along with Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators, General Friedrich Olbricht and Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Haeften was immediately executed by firing squad. In one last gesture of courage and loyalty, Haeften stood in the path of the bullets meant for Stauffenberg.

Read more in Kill The Fuhrer by Paula Astridge