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Hitler plotter's widow dies.

// News about the dead of the Hitler plotter's widow.

Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, the widow of the man who tried to kill Hitler with a briefcase bomb, has died at the age of 92.

Peter Kirchner, mayor of Kirchlauter in the southern state of Bavaria where von Stauffenberg lived, said the widow of Colonel Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg died Sunday morning, but he gave no further details.

Born as Baroness von Lerchenfeld, Nina von Stauffenberg married fellow aristocrat Count Claus von Stauffenberg in 1933. Von Stauffenberg tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944, placing a briefcase packed with explosives under a conference table at the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair - Hitler's command post for the Eastern Front) but, despite four dead people, Hitler was only superficially wounded.

Von Stauffenberg, along with other members of the resistance, were shot and their families arrested by the Gestapo.

When Nina was arrested, she was sent to a camp in Frankfurt an der Oder while her four children were sent to an orphanage in the state of Thuringia with false names. The family was not reunited until after the war.

April 4, 2006

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