|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1896|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1944|
In Memoriam grave marker. Lieutenant-Colonel Caesar von Hofacker was a member of a resistance group in Nazi Germany whose goal was to overthrow Adolf Hitler. Born in Ludwigsburg, Hofacker was a cousin of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the officer who was to take a bomb into Hitler's bunker on July 20, 1944 in an attempt to assassinate the Fuehrer. His main activity in the attempted assassination of Hitler at the Wolf's Lair on July 20, 1944 consisted of acting as a secret liaison between his cousin and another plotter in occupied Paris, General Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, France's military governor, to whom Hofacker was personal advisor. Once it became apparent that Hitler had not been killed in the assassination attempt at his field headquarters, things did not go well for Hofacker or any other member of the plot. Stülpnagel and Hofacker destroyed as many documents as they could to prevent fellow plotters from being implicated in the attempt on Hitler's life, but on July 26, 1944, Hofacker was arrested in Paris before he could go into hiding. Hofacker was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. He was hanged at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin, his body was cremated and the ashes scattered to prevent his grave from becoming a memorial later on to those who opposed Hitler. (bio by: Frank K.)
Tutzing (Alter Friedhof)
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Dec 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23304295
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