Monday, July 31, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


 He was a German lawyer and politician.He was from an aristocratic family. He was against the Nazi philosophy and preferred monarchy being a conservative politician. he was a member of order of St John and he was a knight of honour in 1922 and was promoted to Knight of justice . He was arrested in May and June in 1935 but was released. He refused to fly the Nazi flag on his castle. he was associated with Admiral Canaris and Ludwig and he visited to UK on secret mission on their behalf. He informed the British authorities about the nazi resistance in Germany and need for dethroning Hitler.He desired that the British govt should not follow a policy of appeasI got Hitler and they should act tough Particularly with respect to Czecholovakia. However Curchill was not yet the Pm of England and he wrote a strong letter to Hitler, But it was set aside by Hitler. He was in association with Stauffenburg and Goerdner and desired that Hitler be killed at the earliest. He even. Recommended his son for a suicide mission against Hitler. his son Ewalad Heinrich VON Kleiist was a wehrmacht Lieutananat And he agreed for it. The plan was to blow up a suitcase bomb when Hitler was to inspect  new army uniforms. but this did not materialize as Hitler went on postponing and finally he cancelled his visit. After the unsuccessful attempt on Hitlers life on 20 July 1944 Ewlad was arrested next day. he was tried by people's court on 23 Feb 1945 and was hanged on 9 April 1945 at Plotzensee prison at Berlin

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