Germany honors those who tried to kill Hitler

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:38:12 +0200

BERLIN, 19 JULY - Germany is preparing to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to honor those who opposed Nazism by indicating them as pillars of the modern democracy of the country, in the context of growing concerns for the advance from the extreme right.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will speak tomorrow at the annual swearing-in ceremony for about 400 soldiers and then deliver a speech at a commemoration event, paid homage to Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his comrades in the conspiracy before the anniversary, then put to death, emphasizing their importance in modern Germany.
"Only if we understand our past - he said - can we build a better future".
Von Stauffembreg attempted to kill Hitler, with a bomb hidden in a briefcase, on July 20, 1944, at a meeting in his headquarters in East Prussia.