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Henning von Tresckow was a military officer, and one of the prime leaders of the German resistance to Hitler. He attempted to assassinate Hitler on 13 March 1943 and drafted the Valkyrie plan for a coup against the German government. 

The Gestapo named him as the “prime mover” and the “evil spirit” behind the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. He committed suicide on the Eastern Front upon the plot’s failure.

German resistance fighters, general Henning von Tresckow (left) and Colonol Berndt von Kleist. Photographed, c1940. Tresckow-Archiv - ullstein bild

Photo by Tresckow-Archiv / ullstein bild via Getty Images

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