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July 20th .1944 - Assassination attempt on Hitler

 

July 20th, 1944 - In the Wolfs Lair in Eastern Prussia Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg ignites the bomb to kill Hitler. Despite a enormous blast the dictator survives almost without a scratch and let's himself be filmed by the "German Weekly newsreel" as he visits the injured in a hospital. The assassination of July 20th is the most pivotal event in the history of German resistance. It was the last attempt to stop Hitler's rule by force and resulted in a wave of arrests and death sentences. The Nazis stylized the survival of their "leader" into an act of divine providence. For its opponents it meant the extension of a criminal war which cost more lives after the assassination attempt then in the years of war preceding it.

Länge: 00:01:02 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1944 | Clip-ID: JHT000002E

 

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