By 1944, everything was rotten in the Nazi Germany like in the state of Denmark. There were more and more people who believed that Hitler had to be removed, that Germany had to exit the war and become a democracy. One of the most ardent proponents of the armed resistance to the Hitler regime, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to kill Hitler. He placed a briefcase with a bomb under the table at the meeting in Rastenburg. But the devil still protected Hitler – he escaped with a mild concussion. He failed to raise the army with the Führer still alive. Stauffenberg and his close associates were arrested and executed by a firing squad. Hitler looked for the roots of the conspiracy for several months. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide using a cyanide pill in an attempt to avoid the charges. Even the top-ranking military did not believe in Hitler. Or maybe it was them, the most experienced ones, who knew that everything was already decided.
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