Assassination attempts on Adolf Hitler

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This is an incomplete list of documented, realized attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.[1]

All attempts occurred in the German Reich, except where noted. All attempts involved citizens of the German Reich, except where noted.

  • Before 1933: Before the seizure of power; four attempts, including one with poison in the Hotel Kaiserhof (1930).
  • After 1933: Ten attempts, including one by an unknown SA man in Obersalzberg and another by the Luttner group in Königsberg.
Date Location Attempted by
1934 Berlin Römer, BeppoBeppo Römer
1934 Berlin Mylius, HelmutHelmut Mylius
1934 Unknown Unknown
1934 Unknown Unknown
1935 Berlin Marwitz group
1935 Berlin Stuermer, Paul JosefPaul Josef Stuermer
December 20, 1936 Nuremberg Hirsch, HelmutHelmut Hirsch
1937 Berlin Thomas, JosefJosef Thomas
1937 Berlin Sportpalast Unknown SS man
November 9, 1938 Feldherrnhalle, Munich Bavaud, MauriceMaurice Bavaud
October 5, 1939 Warsaw Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski, MichałMichał Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski,[2] Service for Poland's Victory
November 8, 1939 Bürgerbräukeller, Munich Elser, Johann GeorgJohann Georg Elser
1939 Berlin Kordt, ErichErich Kordt
1940 Paris, France Witzleben, Erwin vonErwin von Witzleben
1941 Berlin Halem, Nikolaus vonNikolaus von Halem
1941-1943 (several) Berlin Römer, BeppoBeppo Römer
1943 Walki, USSR Lanz, HubertHubert Lanz, Speidel, HansHans Speidel, Strachwitz, Hyazinth Graf vonHyazinth Graf von Strachwitz
March 13, 1943 Flight to Smolensk, USSR Tresckow, Henning vonHenning von Tresckow, Schlabrendorff, Fabian vonFabian von Schlabrendorff
March 1943 Smolensk, USSR König, FriedrichFriedrich König, Boeselager, Philipp vonPhilipp von Boeselager
March 21, 1943 Zeughaus, Berlin Tresckow, Henning vonHenning von Tresckow, Schlabrendorff, Fabian vonFabian von Schlabrendorff, Gersdorff, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr vonRudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff
1943 Wolf's Lair, East Prussia Unknown Pole
1943 Berlin Gersdorff, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr vonRudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff
November 16, 1943 Wolf's Lair, East Prussia Bussche-Streithorst, Axel Freiherr von demAxel Freiherr von dem Bussche-Streithorst
January 1944 Wolf's Lair, East Prussia Kleist-Schmenzin, Ewald-Heinrich vonEwald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin
March 11, 1944 Berghof, Obersalzberg Breitenbuch, Eberhard vonEberhard von Breitenbuch
1944 (several) Berlin Stauffenberg, Claus vonClaus von Stauffenberg
July 20, 1944 Wolf's Lair, East Prussia Stauffenberg, Claus vonClaus von Stauffenberg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Zentner, Friedemann Bedürftig (1991). The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich, pp. 47-48. Macmillan, New York. ISBN 0-02-897502-2
  2. ^ "Warszawski zamach na Hitlera: Hitler przemknął im koło nosa" (in Polish). October 5, 2011.