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Please can someone answer this - (good movie !)


HI

Very good acting and a worthy inspiration for the terrible times of war and distatorship.

But I have an important question: I understand many of the conspirators were brutally executed. But in the movie there were many female receptionists, clerks and office functionaries.

Does anyone know what happened to them? And are any of them alive today who can tell us more about the events of those terrible hours when Germany hung in the balance?

thanks

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I don't know much about the female characters, therefore can't answer you on that.
On Wikipedia, you will find some detailed information about this plot and the conspirators.
There were a few survivors (only a handful) and only one is still alive: Philipp von Boeselager (89 years old)
I read an interview of him: interesting man

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Born in 1954 Germany, and spending 30 years growing up there, I know that most female receptionist of the Wehrmacht survived the war. Unlike very young or very old men pressed into frontline combat during the last stages of the war,
women of any age where generally not encouraged to experience combat.
The Secretaries working in Bentler Strasse, working for the Insurrection could mostly talk their way out of it, by claiming: "We just acted on orders".
However if their was a "hostile witness", They where shipped to extermination camps. So some very active lower ranks even got away with it, but definately not the officers.

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i' ve read about colonel Count Stauffenberg' s daughter
born in 1945.
After the coup failure, the families of the plotters
were rounded up and deported to camps for extermination.
Among them was the pregnant Countess Nina Von Stauffenberg
and her children.
However her state saved her from immediate execution.
By the time the baby was born the war was over.

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Doubt you'll see this 8 years later but I just wanted to say that is remarkable. I know, from the TC film, that she lived a long life. Thank God for that.

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Well, here's one at least...

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarethe_von_Oven

Looks like she survived, got married and died in 1991.

"It is not enough to like a film. You must like it for the right reasons."
- Pierre Rissient

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My German is Nicht gute! But I'm glad she survived the war. I liked her in the movie.

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in Hitler's mind he hated women.. to him him women
were ignorant and knew nothing. so many if not all
women were not executed for any of the bomb plot.

I am WWII expert and loved this movie :)

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