Trot zu Solz Adam von (Trott zu Solz)( Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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Trot zu Solz, Adam von (Trott zu Solz), (1902-1944), Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, member of the Abwehr, member of the conspiracy against Hitler. Born in the family of the Prussian Minister of Education. He graduated from the University of Oxford. Since 1934, led the practice of law in Kassel. As an opponent of the Nazi regime, Trot zu Solz joined members of the anti-Nazi organizations that intend to establish in Germany government based on Christian values. In 1935 he undertook a new edition of the works of Heinrich von Kleist, accompanied by commentary, which reflect the relationship between the poet's attack on the tyranny of Napoleon and modern events. Von Kleist, wrote Trot zu Solz, became a rebel, because "divine predestination man was trampled in the dust," and therefore trusted only to the "sense of decency of the individual citizen."
. In 1937-38 Trot zu Solz working on behalf of the American Institute of Pacific Studies in China
. Interest in Eastern problem bringing it closer to Ernst von Weizsacker, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who invited him to work in the Foreign Ministry.
. In October 1938 Trot zu Solz, while in Washington, tried to contact there the opponents of the Hitler regime from among the German emigration and to enlist their support
. In the summer of 1939 with the same mission he had visited London. However, the refugees from the Third Reich, were inclined to see in a young, idealistic germanskom diplomacy a chance Gestapo agent.
. After the failure of the July 1944 conspiracy Trot zu Solz was arrested and sentenced by the People's Tribunal, executed Aug. 26, 1944.