Franz Halder collection
- circa 1932-1945
- Halder, Franz, 1884-1972 (Person)
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0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half-size document box)
Biographical / Historical
Colonel-General Halder is regarded as the most controversial of the generals in Hitler's service. While declaring himself opposed to the Nazi regime in 1938, he helped to plan many military victories in central and western Europe. In Halder's post-war statements, he described his association with a failed plot against Hitler in late 1939, the knowledge of which led to his arrest after another failed attempt on Hitler's life July 20, 1944. Franz Halder spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner of the Gestapo. After the Allied defeat of Germany in 1945, Halder's part in opposing Hitler was enough to exonerate him from war crimes. He served fourteen years with the U.S. Army Historical Division, and he was rewarded in 1961 with the American Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Franz Halder died in 1972.
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