"Since National Socialism came to power, I have striven to make its consequences milder for its victims and to prepare the way for a change. In that, my conscience drove me -- and in the end, that is a man's duty."
[Helmuth James Graf von Moltke] (1907-1945) Count of Moltke, German jurist, executed by Nazi government for 'treason'
January 1945, in a letter written while in custody before being executed, he revealed his motivation for resistance to his two sons.
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