- Category : 1897-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 1
German government official who was the Lt. General and Chief of Operations of the Army High Command during WW II. However, despite all of this, he was never a genuine Nazi; he had little use for the Nazi ideology and especially for the anti-Semitic campaign. He was aware of the conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler, but the extent of his involvement is not clear. Standing on Hitler's right when the bomb exploded, he was implicated in the conspiracy and taken into custody. On 8/07/1944, he was tried for his involvement in the conspiracy, cleared and released.
In 1950, after the war, he became an advisor to Konrad Adenauer. From 1952 on, he took a leading role in the military affairs of the Federal Republic. From 1957-71, he served as the General Inspector of the Armed Forces of West Germany. Lastly, from 4/1961-2/1964, he was the chairman of the armed forces of NATO in Washington D.C. He died on November 30, 1982 in Koln, Germany, age 85.