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Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection

Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the Collection of General William J. Donovan

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Volume 004
Subdivision "Subdivision 8/Hitler"
Part Not applicable
Section 8.21
Title Circumstances of the Attempt of 20 July 1944
Pages 2
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-08-03
Language English
Author General Warlimont
Witness Walter Warlimont
Other Names Hitler; Stauffenberg; Keitel; Professor von Eicken; Dr. Giesing; General Heusinger; Goering; Himmler; General Schmundt; Admiral von Puttkamer; von Below; Jodl; Buhle; Waizenegger; Buechs; von John; Brandt; Scherff; Bodenschatz; Admiral Voss; Fegelein; Körten
Other Dates 14 July 1944
Abstract This document is General Warlimont's eyewitness account of the 20 July 1944 assassination attempt against Hitler. Warlimont was in the conference room when Stauffenberg entered carrying "a strikingly big briefcase," without which he (Stauffenberg) left the room several minutes later. The explosion left Warlimont unconscious for "a short period"; when he awoke, he saw that Hitler had not been seriously injured. This document is typewritten in red ink and appears to be a carbon copy. It is an English translation of the German original, which follows it immediately in Volume IV and also carries the section designation 8.21.
Keywords 20 July 1944; Stauffenberg; Assassination attempt