Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


875 Erwin plank
 Erwin Plank was the son of the world famous Physicist Max Plank. He was a politician and was a Nazi resistance fighter. When invasion of Poland was on cards, Plank and his associates brought the matte to the knowledge of Wilhelm Kietel through another Wehrmacht senior officer. The General assured them that no such action was being contemplated.They feared that Germany would be drawn into a world war that it could not win due to huge supply problems. Erwin plank worked in association with resistance leaders Popitz , Ulrich Hassen and Goerdler and he was arrested after failure of plot on 20 July 1944. He was sentenced to death in a show trial at peoples court by Freisler and his famous father Max Plank ( Nobel Laurette) applied in vain to Hitler for mercy. But, he was executed on 23 Jan 1945 at Poltzee prison in Berlin .

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