Ewald von Kleist, last of the July 20th conspirators, dead at 90
March 21, 2013 7:31 PM Subscribe
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Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, plotter against Hitler and founder of the Munich Conferences, died on March 8th, aged 90
Repeated schedule changes prevented his earlier attempt to detonate a suicide vest in Hitler's presence. It was good fortune and the tight lips of his co-conspirators that ensured he was not arrested and executed. His father
was not so fortunate.
Having survived the war, founded a publishing house, and helped establish Gesellschaft für Wehr- und Sicherheitspolitik
, the Munich Security Conference, an annual forum of international politicians, diplomats and military men to discuss global security policy.
See also here
, and this interview in German