César von Hofacker

Caesar von Hofacker (also Caesar von Hofacker or Cäsar 1 ) ( Ludwigsburg , 2 of March of 1896 – Berlin , 20 of December of 1944 ) was a German lieutenant colonel in the Luftwaffe and member of the plot of July 20 against Adolf Hitler .


His father was Eberhard von Hofacker, a distinguished World War I general who was awarded Pour le Mérite . 2 and cousin of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg . He served in the First War as a pilot., 3graduating from lawyer in the inter-war period. 4

During the failed plot of July 20, 1944, his mission was to be a secret agent between his cousin and General Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel , as his personal adviser who was in Paris . 5 Admiral Erwin Rommel , tried to involve him in the plot, 6 same task performed with Günther von Kluge without success.

Stülpnagel and Hofacker destroyed as much documents as they could in the certainty that Hitler had not perished in the attack but on July 26 he was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo .

Subsequently before the baleful Volksgerichtshof he stood defiantly before Judge Roland Freisler saying that his only regret was not having been able to kill Hitler himself. He was sentenced to death for high treason and hanged with piano strings at the Plötzensee prison in Berlin .


  1. Back to top↑ Hofacker’s memorial, using the umlaut spelling variant
  2. Back to top↑ http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/aka/hofacker.htm Eberhard von Hofacker . Retrieved 17 December 2012
  3. Back to top↑ Caesar von Hofacker’s unit? – The Aerodrome Forum at www.theaerodrome.com
  4. Back to top↑ http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Hofacker.html Hofacker biography. Retrieved 17 December 2012
  5. Back to top↑ Joachim Fest, Plotting Hitler’s Death: The German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945 , 1996, p. 362.
  6. Back to top↑ William L. Shirer , The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich , Simon and Schuster, 1960, p. 1047.