resistance heroes

Premises to become a resistance hero –
A preliminary study on Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg’s and Georg Elser’s commemoration in post-war Germany

Marten Düring, MA

On 9 November 1939 an explosion disrupted Hitler’s annual meeting with long-known NSDAP-members in Munich’s Bürgerbräukeller. A bomb, hidden in one of the supporting columns detonated, caused the ceiling to tumble down, killed eight party members and injured another sixty. It missed its target though. Hitler had left thirteen minutes earlier, fog at Munich airport had forced him to mount his train in order to return to Berlin. The bomb was placed by Georg Elser, a carpenter from a rural region in Württemberg, who soon after the assault was caught at the Suisse border and arrested in various concentration camps. Elser was eventually killed in the concentration camp Dachau in 1945.

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