Why does Claus von Stauffenberg get all the glory, but Georg Elser is barely remembered?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Instead of having a show trial and making a martyr out of Elser the Nazis just let him fade into obscurity before executing him in a concentration camp in 1945 and by imprisoning him along with British spies captured in the Venlo incident the Germans possibly thought he had connections with British intelligence. By 1945 he had been forgotten about. Von Stauffenburg and the other conspirators were vilified by the Nazi propaganda machine to deter other assassination attempts so they were given a far greater level of publicity than Elser recieved.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Elser was a lone bomber. There were a number of attempts on the life of Hitler and other Nazi leaders during the war (including successful ones like the Czech resistance assassination of Reinhard Heydrich). What made the June 20th coup attempt unusual was that it was a widespread conspiracy involving numerous military and political leaders which was seeking not just to kill Hitler but to carry out a coup which would have replaced the Nazi leadership with a conservative anti-Nazi government with the aim of seeking a negotiated peace with the Allies. Stauffenberg thought Hitler had died in the bombing, but that was just the start of their plan. They tried, and failed, to carry out a coup in Berlin.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because he didn't do it for the glory.

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