Nikolaus Gross (Gross)( German trade union activist, member of the July 1944 plot against Hitler)
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Gross, Nikolaus (Gross), (1898-1945), German trade union activist, member of the July 1944 plot against Hitler. Born September 30, 1898 in the Ruhr. After school, he worked in the mines, became secretary of the trade union of miners and the editor of "Westdeutsche Arbaytertsaytung". From the outset, a strong opponent of Nazism. Created conspiratorial network among trade unions and the Catholic workers' organizations for the preparation of attempt on Hitler. He was arrested on Aug. 12, 1944 and executed on January 23, 1945.