(b. 11 Mar. 1907, d. 23 Jan. 1945).
German resistance leader The great-nephew of the famous Prussian General Helmuth Count von Moltke (b. 26 Oct. 1800, d. 24 Apr. 1891), he served as a legal expert in international law at the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces. He founded the Kreisauer Kreis (Kreisau Circle), a resistance group which met at his Kreisau estate and which looked forward to a moral and political regeneration after Hitler on the basis of Christian-conservative principles. It was discovered in January 1944, when Moltke was imprisoned and sentenced to death in the wake of the July Plot.
Subjects: Literature — Contemporary History (Post 1945).