Helmuth von Moltke was born in Kreisau, Germany in 1907. He became an international lawyer and had many friends in Britain
and the United States.
Moltke was opposed to Adolf
Hitler and his government and in 1933 began making contacts with
the resistance in Nazi Germany.
In 1939, Moltke became a legal adviser to Abwehr where he worked closely with Wilhelm
Canaris and Hans Oster.
He was detained by the Gestapo in January 1944 after it was discovered that he was warning conspirators
that they were about to be arrested. After the July
Plot, Moltke was charged with treason and was executed at Ploetzensee
Prison on January 23, 1945.