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Portuguese consul triggered the failure for the anti-hitlerian conspiracy.

// News about the portuguese consul that triggered the failure for the anti-hitlerian conspiracy.

The Honorary Consul of Portugal in Munich, Wilhelm Schmidhuber, between 1940 and 1942 played a prominent role in a nucleus of anti-Nazi conspirators. But while he was involved in a massive traffic exchange and was arrested due to an indiscretion. On being questioned, gave evidence fatal to other participants in the conspiracy. 

The Gestapo had already suspected a possible conspiracy. It was then arrested a drug dealer to sell U.S. dollars at the train station in Prague, the latter declared that he was following orders from Schmidhuber. Under pressure from the Gestapo on the consul of Portugal, the conspirators, for fear of being reported in interrogation, Schmidhuber convinced to simulate a business trip to Italy. However, the Gestapo did not give up, and the consul was advised to make a trip to Portugal. On departure day the Gestapo arrested Schmidhuber. 

During the interrogations, the statements by the Consul of Portugal undertook the conspirators, which are executed in the final phase of the war following the bombing of Hitler's anti-July 20, 1944. As for the Portuguese consul, was persuaded to resign by the head of the Legation, Pedro Tovar de Lemos, the same as a disciplinary paradigm had to roll the head of Aristides de Sousa Mendes. 

After all this is not known whether the consul of Portugal have survived the prison nor the Portuguese Government has done some due diligence to learn the fate of the former consul.

The english version of this article will be available soon. In the meanwhile, the text above was the result of a Google translation from portuguese version to english.


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