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On 20 July 1944, an attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Third Reich, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The plot was the culmination of the efforts of several groups in the German Resistance to overthrow the Nazi-led German government. The failure of both the assassination and the military coup d'état which was planned to follow it led to the arrest of at least 7,000 people by the Gestapo. According to records of the Führer Conferences on Naval Affairs, 4,980 of these were executed.

On the picture statue on the courtyard at the Bendlerblock, where Stauffenberg, Olbricht and others were executed.

Now there is The German Resistance Memorial Center and the street name is Stauffenbergstraße, after name of one of the plot's leader.

source: wikipedia

Edit for Andrew (ACL1978) and other, who don't understand german: on this memorial plaque, there is written:

"You did not bear the shame. You resisted. You bestowed an eternally vigilant symbol of change by sacrificing your impassioned lives for freedom, justice and honor"

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