Hans Otfried von Linstow
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|Hans Otfried von Linstow|
16 March 1899|
|Died||30 August 1944
Plötzensee Prison in Berlin
|Allegiance|| Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Rank||Colonel, Chief of Staff|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
World War II
He served in several units, in 1939 with 15th infantry division and 1940 with the 10th army corps, in 1941 with the 9th army corps in Russia. In April 1944, he was dispatched to Paris, France, as Chief of Staff under the authority of Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel.
Participation in the plot to kill Hitler and his execution
It was not until the actual day of the July 20 Plot in 1944, that Stülpnagel included von Linstow in his plans. Von Linstow promptly rounded up most SS, SD and Gestapo officers in Paris and imprisoned them. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg called him later to inform him that Berlin was lost. Von Linstow was arrested three days later on July 23 in Paris. Sentenced to death in Berlin by Roland Freisler, president of the People's Court on August 30, he was executed that same day in Berlin-Plötzensee.