WWII losses suffered by the USSR are underreported in the West, and a distorted view that Europe was liberated from Nazism solely due to the Allies and their victories is imposed on the general population, said Philipp von Schulthess, an entrepreneur and the grandson of Claus von Stauffenberg, who organized an attempt to assassinate Hitler, during an event on July 20 in honor of the German resistance.
35 years ago, German President Richard von Weizsäcker said that May 8 became the day of liberation to the Germans, recalled Stauffenberg. He noted that this statement was a breakthrough, because at the time the Germans perceived this day as a day of defeat.
However, the idea that the liberation took place only because of the Western Allies and their successes was imposed on the society along with this concept. “Many losses and sacrifices of the Soviet Union are hardly mourned or mentioned ,” regretted Schulthess.
On July 20, 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg organized an attempt on Hitler’s life at the Wolfsschanze headquarters in East Prussia. However, the assassination attempt to kill Führer of Nazi Germany failed, and the conspiracy, also known as Operation Valkyrie, was soon uncovered.
Most participants of the assassination attempt to kill Hitler were executed.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency