Fabian Schlabrendorff

(1907-80)


Fabian von Schlabrendorff was born in Germany in 1907. Trained as a lawyer he joined the German Army and was promoted to adjutant to Henning von Tresckow. He joined the resistance against Adolf Hitler and on March 14, 1943, he put a bomb on a plane carrying Hitler to Smolensk but the detonator malfunctioned and the bomb failed to explode.

Schlabrendorff was arrested after the July Plot and was tortured by the Gestapo. He refused to talk and was sent to Dachau. He was eventually acquitted of treason in March 1945 and was released at the end of the war.

After the war, Schlabrendorff was a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1967 to 1975.

Fabian von Schlabrendorff died in 1980.


Source: Spartacus Educational