Oberstleutnant Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager (6 September 1917 – 1 May 2008) was one of the last surviving member of the 20 July Plot, a conspiracy among high-ranking Wehrmacht officers to assassinate German dictator Adolf Hitler in 1944. When Boeselager was a 25-year-old field lieutenant, he was part of Operation Walküre, which was a plan developed to re-take control of Germany once Hitler had been assassinated. Boeselager's role in the plan was to order his troops (who were unaware of the plot) to leave the front lines in Eastern Europe and ride west in order to be air-lifted to Berlin to seize crucial parts of the city in a full-scale coup d'état after Hitler was dead. This images where taken in 2007 on Burg Kreuzberg in Kreuzberg one year before he died.
Photojournalist | GERMANY | Dirk Gebhardt
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