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Wilhelm Franz Canaris

  • Birth 1 Jan 1887 Aplerbeckermark, Dortmunder Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Death 9 Apr 1945 Germany
  • Cenotaph Flossenburg, Neustadt an der Waldnaab Landkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Memorial ID 20229

World War II German Navy Admiral. He was chief of the counter-intelligence service in the German military, and active in the German resistance against Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler. He played a major role in the bomb plot to kill Hitler in July 1944, for which he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Flossenburg Concentration Camp, where he was executed for treason just before the end of the war.

Bio by: Geoff Walden


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelm Franz Canaris (1 Jan 1887–9 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20229, citing Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, Flossenburg, Neustadt an der Waldnaab Landkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .