He was aGerman officer of rank Colonel during WW II. He was with 15 Infantry div in 1939, 10 Army corps in 1940. And in 1941 he was with 9 Army corps in Russia.In April 1944 he was transferred to Paris as Chief of staff to General.Carl Heinrich. stulpnagel. He took part in 20 July 1944 assassination attempt on Hitlers life. Till the last minute he did not know that've was taking part till General Carl Heinrich stulpnagel. Gave him the tasks.He quickly rounded up officers of SS, SA and Gestapo at Paris after the bomb went off as planned. But Hitler survived the blast wit h injuries.However he was informed later by Claus VON Stauffenburg that Berlin was lost. He was arrested after three days on 23 July 1944 at Paris and was taken to Berlin and tried by People's court presided by Freisler. he was sentenced to death and was executed same day. I.e 30 Aug 1944 at Plotzensee prison , Berlin.