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Encyclopedia > Adam von Trott zu Solz

Adam von Trott zu Solz (born August 9, 1909 in Potsdam, Germany - died August 26, 1944 in Berlin, Germany) was a lawyer and diplomat who opposed the Nazi regime. August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Potsdam is the capital city of the state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Berlin is the capital city and a single state of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Widerstand (German: resistance) is the name given to the resistance movements in Nazi Germany. ... The term National Socialism has been used in self-description by a number of different political groups and ideologies, some of which have no connection with the Nazis; see National socialism (disambiguation). ...


The fifth child of leading Prussian civil servant August von Trott zu Solz, Adam went to the UK in 1931 on a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Balliol College, Oxford where he became close friends with David Astor. Following his studies at Oxford, Adam von Trott went on to spend six months in the United States. He was a great-great-great grandson of John Jay, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. In 1937 Adam von Trott was posted to China and used his frequent trips to seek outside help for resistance against the Nazis. August Bodo Wilhelm Clemens Paul von Trott zu Solz (December 29, 1855—October 27, 1938) was a German politician. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Rhodes House in Oxford The Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil Rhodes and have been awarded to applicants annually since 1902 by the Oxford-based Rhodes Trust on the basis of academic qualities, as well as those of character. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The Honourable Francis David Langhorne Astor (March 5, 1912, London – December 7, 2001, London) was a newspaper publisher and member of the prominent Astor family. ... John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat and jurist. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ...


In 1939, von Trott visited London on three occasions in an effort to persuade Lord Lothian and Lord Halifax to pressure the British government not to continue its policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler . He also visited Washington, D.C. in October of that same year in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain American support for his internal resistance. 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the British city. ... Philip Henry Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882–1940) was a British politician and diplomat. ... The Right Honourable Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC (16 April 1881–23 December 1959), known as The Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and as The Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was a British Conservative politician. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945) was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 and Führer (Leader) of Germany from 1934 until his death. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ...


Friends warned von Trott not to return to Germany but his conviction that he had to do something to stop the madness of Hitler and his henchmen led him to return. Once there, in 1940 von Trott joined the Nazi Party, using his membership as a way to access party information and monitor their planning. At the same time, he served as a foreign policy advisor to the clandestine group of intellectuals planning the overthrow of the Nazi regime known as the Kreisau Circle. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The Nazi swastika symbol The National Socialist German Workers Party ( German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), better known as the NSDAP or the Nazi Party was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933. ... A foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how a particular country will interact with the other countries of the world. ... The Kreisau Circle (German: Kreisauer Kreis) was the name the Gestapo gave to a group of Germans centering around the Kreisau estate of Helmuth James Graf von Moltke in order to envision an alternative to Nazism. ...


Charged with complicity in the plot of July 20 1944 of Claus von Stauffenberg to assassinate Adolf Hitler, he was immediately placed on trial and found guilty. Sentenced to death on 15 August 1944 by the Volksgerichtshof, he was hanged in Berlin's Plötzensee prison on August 26th. Claus von Stauffenberg The July 20 Plot was a failed coup détat and attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. ... Claus von Stauffenberg Claus Philipp Maria Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German aristocrat and army colonel during World War II. He was one of the leading figures of the July 20 Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... The Volksgerichtshof (German for Peoples Court) was a court established by Hitler after the Reichstag fire to handle those accused of political criminal offences, such as treason. ... Plötzensee is a lake in Berlin with an area of 7. ...


Literature

+ James Bacque, 'Our Fathers' War', Exile Editions, 2006 ISBN 1550966359 (A novel which mixes historical personages with fictional) James Bacque is a Canadian writer and former book editor. ...

  • Hedley Bull, Edited by: The Challenge of the Third Reich-The Adam von Trott Memorial Lectures Oxford University Press, 1986. ISBN 0-19-821962-8
  • Marie Vassiltchikov: Berlin Diaries 1940-1945, 1988. ISBN 0-394-75777-7
  • Christabel Bielenberg: The Past is Myself, Corgi, 1968. ISBN 0552990655. Published in the US as: "When I was a German, 1934-1945," University of Nebraska Press, 1998. ISBN 0803261519
  • Sheila Grant Duff: Fünf Jahre bis zum Krieg (1934-1939), Verlag C.H.Beck, trans. Ekkehard Klausa, ISBN 3-406-014127.
  • Sheila Grant Duff: The Parting of Ways-A Personal Account of the Thirties, Peter Owen, 1982, ISBN 0-7-7206-05865.
  • The Earl of Halifax: Fulness of Days, Collins, 1957, London.
  • Michael Ignatieff: A Life of Isaiah Berlin, Chatto&Windus, 1998, ISBN 0-7011-6325-9.
  • Diana Hopkinson: The Incense Tree, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968, ISBN 0-7100-6236-2.
  • Annedore Leber, collected by: Conscience in Revolt—Sixty-four Stories of Resistance in Germany 1933-45, Valentine, Mitchell & Co, London 1957 (Das Gewissen Steht Auf, Mosaik-Verlag, Berlin, 1954).
  • Klemens von Klemperer: German Resistance Against Hitler—The search For Allies Abroad, Clarendon press, Oxford, 1992, USA under Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-821940-7.
  • Klemens von Klemperer (Editor): A Noble Combat—The Letters of Sheila Grant Duff and Adam von Trott zu Solz, 1932-1939, 1988, ISBN 0198229089 (see discussion page).
  • Giles MacDonogh: A good German—Adam von Trott zu Solz, Woodstock, N.Y., Overlook Press, 1992, ISBN 0879514493.
  • A. L. Rowse: All Souls And Appeasement—A Contribution to Contemporary history, Macmillan & Co., London/New York, 1961.
  • A.L.Rowse: A Man of The Thirties, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979, ISBN 0-297-776665.
  • A.L.Rowse: A Cornishman Abroad, Jonathan Cape, 1976, ISBN 0-224-01244-4.
  • Christopher Sykes: Troubled Loyalty—A biography of Adam von Trott zu Slz, Collins, London, 1968.
  • John W. Wheeler-Bennett: The Nemesis of Power—The German Army in Politics, 1918-1945 Macmillan & Co, London/New York, 1953.
  • Sir John Wheeler-Bennett: Friends, Enemies and Sovereigns—The Final Volume of his Auto-biography, MacMillan, London 1976, ISBN 0312305559.

Hedley Bull (1932 – 1985) was Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford until his death in 1985. ... Marie Vassiltchikov (Russian: , January 11, 1917-August 12, 1978) was a Russian princess who was involved in the July 20 Plot to kill Adolf Hitler. ... Christabel Bielenberg (1909-2003) was a British woman married to a German lawyer, who described her experiences living in Germany during the Second World War in two books: The Past is Myself (1968) and The Road Ahead. ... Michael Ignatieff Michael Grant Ignatieff, M.P., (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is a Canadian scholar, novelist and Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. ... A. L. Rowse ( December 4, 1903 – October 3, 1997) was a British historian best known for his poetry about Cornwall and his work on Elizabethan England. ... Sir John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett, GCVO, MCG, OBE, FRSL, FBA, (October 13, 1902-December 9, 1975) was a conservative British historian of German and diplomatic history. ...

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Adam von Trott zu Solz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (658 words)
Adam von Trott zu Solz (born August 9, 1909 in Potsdam, Germany - died August 26, 1944 in Berlin, Germany) was a lawyer and diplomat who opposed the Nazi regime.
In 1937 Adam von Trott was posted to China and used his frequent trips to seek outside help for resistance against the Nazis.
In 1939, von Trott visited London on three occasions in an effort to persuade Lord Lothian and Lord Halifax to pressure the British government not to continue its policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler.
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