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Nazi officers stand on a terrace of Solahuette, the SS retreat outside of Auschwitz.  Pictured on the far left if Dr. Josef Mengele.  Pictured on the right are Commandant Richard Baer and his adjutant Karl Hoecker.  [Based on the officers visiting Solahutte, we surmise that the photographs were taken to honor Rudolf Hoess who completed his tenure as garrison senior on July 29.]

Nazi officers stand on a terrace of Solahuette, the SS retreat outside of Auschwitz. Pictured on the far left if Dr. Josef Mengele. Pictured on the right are Commandant Richard Baer and his adjutant Karl Hoecker. [Based on the officers visiting Solahutte, we surmise that the photographs were taken to honor Rudolf Hoess who completed his tenure as garrison senior on July 29.]

A rare color photograph of Joachim von Ribbentrop and Adolf Hitler. Otto Dietrich is visible in the background.

A rare color photograph of Joachim von Ribbentrop and Adolf Hitler. Otto Dietrich is visible in the background.

Josef Mengele - aka The Angel of Death - a German SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Infamous for performing human experiments on camp inmates, including children. He escaped to S. America after the war

Josef Mengele - aka The Angel of Death - a German SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Infamous for performing human experiments on camp inmates, including children. He escaped to S. America after the war

卐 Reich Minister Hermann Wilhelm Goering Reichsmarschall-and 卐 Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler

卐 Reich Minister Hermann Wilhelm Goering Reichsmarschall-and 卐 Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler

It was called “The July 20 Plot,” because it was set for July 20, 1944. Led by a small group of disgruntled German officers unhappy with the direction the war was taking, the plan was to kill Hitler, take over the military, and sue for peace. Lt. Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last member of the conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler, died on March 8, 2013 at the age of 90.

It was called “The July 20 Plot,” because it was set for July 20, 1944. Led by a small group of disgruntled German officers unhappy with the direction the war was taking, the plan was to kill Hitler, take over the military, and sue for peace. Lt. Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last member of the conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler, died on March 8, 2013 at the age of 90.

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