He was a socio democratic politician during nazi regime and WW II.He grew up in poverty and took part in trade unions.He joined Nazi party and turned antI Nazi when Unions were abolished. He was arrested and spent some time in concentration camps. And was released in 1934. In 1936 he purchased a small manufacturing unit that was making pub utensils. However this place became. Very active centre for union activities . He developed contact with Kriesau circle and Goerdered One of the principal conspirator against Hitler. LEUSCHNER was to become the vice chancellor if Hitler was eliminated and coup succeeded.When the plot of 20 July failed he was arrested on16 Aug 1944 and was tried by people's court. he was sentenced to death and was executed 29 Aug 1944 at Plotzee prison in Berlin.