Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


 Julius Leber at his trial
Julius Leber (16 November 1891 – 5 January 1945) was a German politician of the SPD and a member of the German Resistance against the Nazi régime.Leber was betrayed by an informer among an underground Communist group led by An
ton Saefkow, with whom he had sought contact. He was arrested by the Gestapo on 5 July 1944, fifteen days before Stauffenberg's attempt on Hitler's life in the Wolf's Lair in East Prussia. On 20 October, Leber was accused in a trial before the Volksgerichtshof alongside Adolf Reichwein, Hermann Maass and Gustav Dahrendorf.Leber was sentenced to death, and executed on 5 January 1945 at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin.

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