Friedrich Olbricht (Olbricht)( General Germanic army, one of the main participants of the July 1944 conspiracy)
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Biography Friedrich Olbricht (Olbricht)
Olbricht, Friedrich (Olbricht), (1888-1944), Olbricht, Friedrich (Olbricht), General Germanic army, one of the main participants of the July 1944 conspiracy. Born October 4, 1888 in Leysnige, Saxony. In 1907 joined the imperial army as fanenyunkera. Then he served in the 105 th Infantry Regiment in the rank of lieutenant. After the 1-st World War Olbricht served in the Ministry of Defense, . occupy important positions, . including the post of Chief of Staff of the Dresden Division (1933), . Chief of Staff 4-th Army Corps (1935) and the Commander of the 24 th Infantry Division (1938-1940), . Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Army Reserve (1943),
Being deeply religious, Olbricht felt shame for the Nazi regime in Germany and did everything possible to oust him, as a result joined the conspiracy against Hitler. July 20, 1944 during a bomb planted by Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg in the Fuehrer's Headquarters in Rastenburg Olbricht was in Berlin in the building of the Military Ministry at Bendlerstrasse. After arriving in Berlin von Stauffenberg with the news of Hitler's death Olbricht, together with Colonel Mertz von Kvirngeymom went to the commander of the Army Reserve to General Fromm with the requirement to give a conditional order "Valkyrie" about the arrest of senior officers of the SS, . leaders of local Nazi Party and the seizure of loyal conspirators part of the administrative and military buildings,
. However, Fromm, learning that Hitler was still alive, decided to renounce the conspirators, arrested Olbricht and ordered him to shoot.