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Autographs of the German Resistance & July 20 plot

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Not an autograph but I found this while going through my files - it is the Kartei for Henning von Tresckow.

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Very interesting. Thanks Kevin. I think Prof. Peter Hoffmann's new bio of Tresckow will be ready this year. It will address some of the recent revisionist slurs against him. First to be published in German, it is hoped that an English version will follow.

Colin

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On 06/05/2018 at 19:28, ColinRF said:

Thanks Kevin. I am glad it's been of interest. My postings have slowed with my collecting but I am still picking up the odd hard to find item. I will keep posting.

Jim that does looks like Speidel's signature to me. I don't think he has been heavily faked. My initial thought was that it looks post-war but I did read somewhere that Speidel preferred not to sign in WWII uniform after hostilities had ceased.

Other opinions?

Colin

Thanks Colin, 

I confirmed that the dedication was to senior band master Tietzel of the 7th Panzer Division.  It applauds him for his rendition of various songs. The 7th Pz Div was attached to 8th Army for a short period of time.  It wouldn't make sense to do it postwar.  Jim

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An infrequent addition.

GL KARL FREIHERR VON THÜNGEN

June 26, 1893 - October 24, 1944
Karl Freiherr von ThüngenKarl Freiherr von Thüngen 
 
 

Karl Freiherr von Thüngen was inspector of the Selective Service in Berlin in the summer of 1944. On July 20, 1944 the conspirators appointed him as military commander for military district III (Berlin) after they had arrested the previous commander, General von Kortzfleisch. However, Thüngen did not arrive at the Army Command building until evening, too late to prevent the failure of the coup attempt. He revoked the conspirators’ orders and even participated in Kortzfleisch’s interrogation of Hans-Ulrich von Oertzen, which Oertzen finally escaped by committing suicide. Karl Freiherr von Thüngen was arrested by the Gestapo shortly afterwards, and sentenced to death by the People’s Court on October 5, 1944. By order of the Reich Minister of Justice, Otto Thierack, the sentence was carried out by execution by firing squad in Brandenburg-Görden.

Note: In the photo below of defendants in the Volksgeruchtshof, the captions for von Theungen and Meichssner are reversed.

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Here is his Kartei:

 

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And this is the Kartei for Friedrich Olbricht:

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Thanks Hucks. I am rebuilding my presentation binders after several years of neglect and these will come in very useful.

Cheers and Happy New Year.

Colin

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