German chancellor pays tribute to anti-Hitler plot of July 20, 1944

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz paid tribute on Wednesday to the failed plot to assassinate wartime dictator Adolf Hitler organized by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. “Seventy-eight years ago the women and men around Colonel Stauffenberg risked their lives to topple Hitler’s regime,” Scholz tweeted. “I admire their courage and that of all those who opposed the Nazis. Their victims oblige us to always stand up for democracy,” he concluded. Friedrich Merz, the leader of the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU), tweeted that the day “reminds us to stand by our values.” Stauffenberg attem…

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