Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin

German resistance member

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin (10 July 1922 – 8 March 2013[2]) was a German Army officer in World War II and later worked as a publisher.

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin
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Born(1922-07-10)10 July 1922
Died8 March 2013(2013-03-08) (aged 90)
Occupation Wehrmacht Officer (1940–44)
Spouse(s)Gundula von Kleist (1960–2013) his death[1]
Parent(s)Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin

A member of the von Kleist family, his parents were active in the German resistance against Adolf Hitler. Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, who lived to be 90, was the last surviving member of the 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler.[3][4][5]

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist died at his home in Munich on 8 March 2013 from natural causes. He was 90.


  1. Last survivor who plotted to kill Hitler dies at 90
  2. [1]
  3. Angst halte ich für sehr vernünftig. Der Spiegel Feb 28, 2011
  4. Lehrer, Steven (2002). Hitler Sites: A City-by-city Guidebook (Austria, Germany, France, United States). McFarland. p. 224. ISBN 0-7864-1045-0.
  5. Lehrer, Steven (2006). The Reich Chancellery and Führerbunker Complex: An Illustrated History of the Seat of the Nazi Regime. McFarland. p. 214. ISBN 0-7864-2393-5.

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