Monday, May 29, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


He was a professional soldier and was a major general in G reman army and at his own request was relieved from army in 1943, He took up to farming for livelihood. Dohna-Schlobitten maintained contacts with resistance leader Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, and was soon involved in Helmuth James von Moltke's Kreisau Circle through fellow aristocrat Peter Yorck von Wartenburg. Had the attempt on Hitler's life on 20 July 1944 succeeded coup d'état, Dohna-Schlobitten was foreseen as East Prussia's new provincial administratorThe day after Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg's failed assassination attempt with a briefcase bomb, Dohna-Schlobitten was arrested, and on 14 September 1944, he was sentenced to death in Roland Freisler's infamous Nazi Volksgerichtshof (People's Court). He was executed the same day at Plötzensee prison, along with Nikolaus von Üxküll-Gyllenband, Hermann Josef Wehrle and Michael Graf von Matuschka

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