HEYZINGER Adolf (Heusinger)( Lt. Gen. Germanic army)
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Heyzinger, Adolf (Heusinger), Lieutenant General Germanic army, the head of the Operations Division Chief of Army Staff during the 2-nd World War. Born August 4, 1897 in Holzminden. In 1931-44 he served in the General Staff of the Wehrmacht. Heyzinger not been a supporter of Nazi ideology and anti-Semitism, which he called "military dementia, add unnecessary difficulty in dealing with the enemy". He was aware of the conspiracy against Hitler, but the degree of his participation in it is not clear. July 20, 1944 Heyzinger attended a meeting in the Fuehrer's Headquarters under Rastenburg, during which there was an attempt on the life of Hitler, and was slightly wounded by a bomb explosion planted. Heyzinger was arrested on August 7, 1944 and brought before the People's Tribunal. At the trial it became clear that he was involved in the conspiracy by General Helmut Shtiffom of OKH. Heyzinger wrote in the name of Hitler's explanatory memorandum, insisting on his innocence in the conspiracy, then was released.
Since 1952 Heyzinger played an important role in military affairs Germany. In 1957-61 he served as chief inspector of the Bundeswehr, and from April 1961 to February 1964 was a representative of the armed forces of NATO in Washington.