Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao

PETER YORCK  VON WARTENBURG

He was jurist and lawyer with doctorate in law from German university. He joined anti nazi resistance NAND was unlike Moltke and preferred assassination of hitler.When Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg began to speed up the preparations for the coup in Berlin in September 1943, he and Yorck came into close contact. Designated as an undersecretary of state for a future Reich Chancellor, Yorck remained in the innermost circle of the conspirators until the very end. After the failed coup attempt, Yorck was arrested in the Bendler Block in Berlin in the late evening of 20 July 1944, sentenced to death by the People’s Court on 8 August 1944, and murdered the same day in Berlin-Pl√∂tzensee.

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