Hitler executed 84 German Generals. The 14 important Generals




Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 13, 2018


Nobody escaped the regime of Hitler, even those who served under him. Hitler executed 84 German Generals for various reasons like:

1. The commander of the German Home Army, General Friedrich Fromm, is shot by a firing squad for his part in the July plot to assassinate the Fuhrer.

2. Ludwig Beck was in the custody of General Friedrich Fromm, and he offered to commit suicide (“accept the consequences”). His last words were “I am thinking of earlier times.” Beck then shot himself. In severe distress, Beck succeeded only in severely wounding himself, and a sergeant was brought in to administer the coup de grace by shooting Beck in the back of the neck.

3. Job Wilhelm Georg Erdmann Erwin von Witzleben was put to death that same day at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin. By Hitler’s positive orders, he was strangled with piano wire which had been wound around a meat hook, and the execution was filmed.

4. Erwin Rommel was linked to the conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Because Rommel was a national hero, Hitler desired to eliminate him quietly. He forced Rommel to commit suicide with a cyanide pill, in return for assurances that Rommel’s family would not be persecuted following his death. Rommel died age 52 on 14-10-1944. He was given a state funeral, and it was announced that Rommel had succumbed to his injuries from an earlier strafing of his staff car in Normandy.

5. General Erich Hoepner was implicated in the failed 20 July Plot against Adolf Hitler and executed, age 27 on 08-08-1944.

6. General Fritz Erich Fellgiebel also a conspirator in the 20-07-Plot to assassinate the dictator Hitler. On 10 August 1944, he was found guilty by Roland Freisler and sentenced to death. He was executed, age 57, on 04-09-1944 at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin.

7. General Karl von Hase he was sentenced to death and hanged later the same day 08-08-1944, age 59, at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin. General der Flieger, Bernhard Waber condemned to death for mismanagement and hanged in the Spandau Prison, age 60 on 06-02-1945.

8. Generalleutnant Hermann Becker arrested and court marshalled on 01-12-1944 for impairing defence capabilities and condemned to death, loss of the honour to serve in the defence of the country, executed by firing squad, age 60 on 06-02-1945.

9. General Friedrich von Rabenau was arrested in the aftermath of the plot which culminated in the attempt on Hitler’s life on July 20 1944. On 15-04-1945, without having been charged or tried.

10. General von Rabenau, one of the last inmates remaining in the Flossenburg concentration camp was shot on the specific orders of Himmler, age 60 on 15-04-1945.

11. General Major Otto Herfurt arrested 14-08-1944 in Berlin, sentenced to death 09-09-1944 by order of the People’s Court and executed 09-09-1944, age 51, in Berlin-Plötzensee.

12. General der Artillerie Fritz Lindemann, arrested 03-09-1944 in Dresden, mortally wounded during arrest and died 22-09-1944, age 50 in Berlin, Generalleutnant Gustav Heistermann von Ziehlberg, arrested 19-11-1944 in ? and executed 02-02-1945, age 46, in Spandau.

13. Generalmajor Heinrich zu Dohna-Tolksdorf, sentenced to death 14-09-1944 by order of the People’s Court and executed 14-09-1944, age 62, in Berlin-Plötzensee.

14. General Karl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, arrested 21-07-1944 in Paris, sentenced to death 30-08-1944 by order of the People’s Court and executed 30-08-1944, age 58, in Berlin-Plötzensee.

Between 1943 and 1945, the People’s Courts under jurist Roland Freisler sentenced around 7,000 people to death. In the first few months of 1945, some 800 people were executed in the Plötzensee prison, over 400 of them being German citizens.


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...