The German resistance in the words of A. J. Ryder was ‘a tragedy within a tragedy’. Those Germans who felt obliged to oppose Hitler faced an agonising crisis of conscience because their actions could so easily be interpreted as treason. Such a moral dilemma meant that German resistance remained divided and ineffective and in any case many potential anti-Nazis had been imprisoned before the war started.
Opposition to Hitler in Germany came from five directions. (1) On the Left, Socialists and Communists began underground groups, the most successful of which was ‘Rote Kapelle’, a Communist spying organisation. (2) Members of the General Staff like Halder and Beck grew increasingly uneasy under Hitler’s rule and were supported by a number of civilians, chiefly the ex-Lord Mayor of Leipzig, Gördeter. (3) A similar group developed inside the Military Intelligence Department of the O.K.W. (Combined Services) and included Admiral Canaris and General Oster. (4) Among the students the most notable group was the White Rose in Munich, led by Hans and Sophie Scholl, who both paid with their lives for their courage. (5) Finally, a group grew up around Count von Moltke called the Kreisau circle. It included Bonboeffer and many gifted men from diverse backgrounds. A member of the group, Count Claus von Stauffenberg, was finally chosen to assassinate Hitler and after several near misses, an attempt was made in July 1944 but Hitler by a lucky accident escaped death. His vengeance was barbaric. Several of the instigators of the plot, including Stauffenberg, were summarily shot; others were given a slow hanging with cords suspended from meat-hooks after torture and trial before Freisler in the People’s Court. More than 4,000 people lost their lives as a result of the July plot, including Ronimel, who was given the choice of trial or suicide and opted for the latter.
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