Alfred Kranzfelder

Lieutenant Commander Alfred Kranzfelder ( Kempten , October to February of 1908 – Berlin , October of August of 1944 ) was an officer of the Kriegsmarine and a member of the German resistanceagainst the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler .


He was born in Kempten ( Allgäu ), Bavaria and joined the Reichsmarine in 1927. In 1933 he was promoted to lieutenant and in 1937 as a member of the Kriegsmarine , served in the battleship Admiral Scheer . He was transferred to Berlin for health reasons in February 1940, where he worked in the operations department of the first naval branch of the Naval High Command as liaison officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He met with naval officer Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg in 1943 and became an active fighter in the resistance against the Nazi regime . His opportunities for active participation in the July 20 plot were limited, but he was asked to look for potential members for resistance in the Navy.

He was arrested shortly after Berthold von Stauffenburg on July 24, 1944 and tried by the popular court on August 10, 1944 together with General Erich Fellgiebel , Georg Hansen , Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenburg and Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. He was sentenced to death by Roland Freisler and executed by hanging on 10 August 1944 at the Plötzensee prison in Berlin . 1


  1. Back to top↑ “Plötzensee Memorial Center” (in English) . Retrieved on January 15, 2010 .