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Stauffenberg, Claus Schenk Graf von
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(Nov 15, 1907, Jettingen – Jul 20, 1944, Berlin), colonel on the general staff. His personality was rooted in three sources: the service ethic and faith ethic of the Catholic nobility in southern Germany (noblesse oblige) together with family honor, the esotericism of the poet S. George, and the responsibility of the soldier. The officer corps must fight on behalf of the army, “our nation, and the state itself, aware that our military tradition and hence its bearer, the officer corps, represents the fundamental bea…

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Hoffmann, Peter, “Stauffenberg, Claus Schenk Graf von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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