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Ewald von Kleist (1922–2013)

Ewald Heinrich von Kleist (1922-2013), anti-Nazi and post-war founder of the publishing company Ewald-von-Kleist-Verlag in Berlin, was a scion of an aristocratic Prussian land-owning, literary and military family. His father, lawyer and landowner Count Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin (1890-1945) - who was a cousin of Field Marshal Paul von Kleist (1881... See full bio »

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The World at War
The World at War Himself - Army Officer
Mission to Murder Hitler
Mission to Murder Hitler Himself - 20th July Conspirator
Offiziere gegen Hitler


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 1955 It Happened on July 20th (historical advisor - as Ewald Heinrich von Kleist)
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 2009 Mission to Murder Hitler (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - 20th July Conspirator
 2004 Offiziere gegen Hitler (TV Series documentary)
 1995 Hitler: A Profile (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Der Verführer (1995) ... Himself
- Der Privatmann (1995) ... Himself
- Der Diktator (1995) ... Himself
 1992 The Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler Within Germany 1933-1945 (Documentary)
Himself (as Ewald Heinrich von Kleist)
 1973 The World at War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Army Officer
- A New Germany: 1933-1939 (1973) ... Himself - Army Officer
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Asked in an interview for The World At War, whether Germans should have resisted growing Nazi tyranny in the 1930s: Well, I think it is difficult, first of all, to make up your mind that you should do something against a government. This is very rare, first of all. Secondly, if it is extremely dangerous, as it is in a dictatorship, it's even more complicated, because everybody likes his own life.... See more »


The producers of Valkyrie (2008), starring Tom Cruise, asked Kleist to serve as a consultant on the film. Kleist turned them down and is not mentioned in the film by name. See article in The Atlantic Times newspaper under Miscellaneous Links.

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