Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (8-8-1881 / 13 o 16-11-1954), Capitán General y Mariscal de Campo en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El 30-3-1944 fue relevado del mando por Hitler, retirándose a su casa en Baviera. Allí es capturado por el ejército estadounidense, y trasladado a Grana Bretaña. Fue extraditado el 31-8-1946 a Yugoslavia y condenado a 15 años de trabajos forzados. En 1948 fue enviado a la URSS, sentenciado a cadena perpetua. Murió en 1954 en el Campo de prisioneros Vladimir.
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, Anti-Hitler Plotter, Dies at 90
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist was the last surviving member of the failed plot to kill Hitler. As a German Army lieutenant, he was asked by the leader of the 07.20.44 assassination attempt, to carry a briefcase packed w/ explosives to the meeting w/Hitler. Von Stauffenberg placed the bomb but Hitler survived the explosion. Von Kleist was arrested & questioned for several weeks by Gestapo before being unexpectedly released while the others were executed, including his father. He died on 03.03.13.
The European Atrocity You Never Heard About - In the largest episode of forced migration in history, millions of German-speaking civilians were sent to Germany from Czechoslovakia and other European countries after World War II by order of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.
Joseph Robert Beyrle (1923-2004) was a para with the 101st Airborne when he was caught by the Germans during the Normandy landings.Eventually,he managed to escape and wandered in the German countryside until he met Russian troops and persuaded their commanders to allow him to fight on the front line.He fought for a month and was wounded.Marshal Zhukov arranged for Beyrle's trip back to the US.Beyrle is the only American who fought the Germans in both the US and Red Armies.
BDM-Hauptgruppenführerin lse Hirsch was a member of ‘The Werewolves’, the 1945 Nazi resistance force working behind enemy lines during the Allies advance into Germany. She took part in 'Operation Carnival', the assassination of the mayor of Aachen, a wartime US collaborator. She parachuted along with five men into the outskirts of Aachen, found their target and executed him. She was eventually arrested, tried and sentenced to four years in prison.
Want to see what hate looks like? Here it is - Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, upon hearing that his photographer - Alfred Eisenstaedt - was Jewish., He blamed the defeat of Germany on the German people and not Hitler. On May 1st, 1945, he gave poison to his six children and then shot his wife and himself.
Reinhard Gehlen (1902-1979) was an officer in the German army during World War II. From 1942, he served as chief of Fremde Heere Ost, the German Army's military intelligence unit on the Eastern Front. At the start of the Cold War, he was recruited by the United States military to set up a spy ring directed against the Soviet Union known as the Gehlen Organization, which employed numerous former SS, SD and Wehrmacht officers. He eventually became head of the West German intelligence…
"A German boy soldier captured by the 11th Armored Division, Third US Army, near Kulmbach, Germany, 15 April 1945. Although wearing a German Army uniform, he had not been issued arms. He was one of a group being marched to the Czechoslovak border."