Werner von Haeften
Werner von Haeften was born in Germany in 1908. He joined the German Army and by the outbreak of the Second
World War had reached the rank of first lieutenant.
Haeften took part in Operation Barbarossa and after
recovering from serious wounds became adjutant to Claus
von Stauffenberg in November 1943. Soon afterward, he joined the July Plot conspiracy
and accompanied Stauffenberg when he planting the bomb on July 20, 1944.
Haeften, along with Claus
von Stauffenberg and Friedrich
Olbricht, was executed by Erich
Fromm on July 21, 1944.