He was a geographer, diplomat and author and was a professor in university of Berlin. He also worked in foreign office of Nazi govt for some time . Later he became a Nazi resistance member. He was involved in flight of Rudolf Hess in 1941 to Scotland to by peace with Britain and France. He helped Hess in the affair.His half Jewish connection from mother side caused hiccups to senior Nazis about him.After the failure of 20 July plot he went into hiding , but was arrested from Bavaria. he was kept in Maobit prison in Berlin. When Red army troops arrived in Berlin , the SS guards shot Haushofer in the neck along with other members Klaus Haushofer, Schleicher held at prison at exhibition ground at Invalidenstrsse (A German street). His body was found by his brother.later.