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Consider this sentence: "The events of June 30, 1934 – the Night of the Long Knives – further solidified von Kleist-Schmenzin's opposition to the Nazi régime." My opinion that the phrasing, "further solidified his opposition," obscures the fact that he was roughly twelve years old when the Night of the Long Knives occurred. What is the nature of a twelve year old's opposition to a dictatorship? (Admittedly, Anne Frank was 13 when she began her famous diary, but need we assume that von Kleist-Schmenzin, a child of the aristocracy, was that politically aware at 12?) Rephrase? Mnentro 00:36, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
12 years is old enough to dislike killers like Hitler and his henchmen, especially when his parents explain him the situation. -- Matthead Discuß 00:56, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I think the sentence is misleading, but I want to add that we have to assume that being a aristocrat would have made him more likely to be politically aware. Please consider that this was an age in which still only a small part of society would aquire sufficient education to fully judge about political processes and as a aristocrat in a politicized family that was oppossed to the rumblings of the time, I think it is highly likely that this would have been discussed. You also have to see it in the light of all the educational propaganda he would have been subjected to and the counterweight his family would have tried to be.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:08, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Just a hint: He is not dead, as I've talked with him some days ago. See the german wikipedia, where his dead is missing also. Please erase this passage. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:52, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
Fixed that vandalsim, and added link to the Speech by Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, held on 15 November 2007, Stauffenberg 100th anniversary. -- Matthead Discuß 00:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Was he like his father, a supporter of DNVP and annexation of territory from neighboring countries(like Stauffenberg wanted as well(? More information on his motivation would be welcomed. Not all resistance members were democrats or supporters of peaceful relations in Europe, despite their desire to remove Hitler. --MyMoloboaccount (talk) 10:55, 2 February 2014 (UTC)