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Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognized only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate.In the attempt on July 20, 1944, von Stauffenberg and other high-ranking conspirators within the Nazi regime sought to kill Hitler at his Wolf's Lair headquarters.Hitler survived the bombing and von Stauffenberg and other key figures in Operation Valkyrie were executed the same night.The right to resist is explicitly enshrined in Germany's post-war constitution, which would not exist in its current form without people such as Stauffenberg, the chancellor said.With the lingering ambiguity on Stauffenberg's legacy, far-right forces, including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party whose leader has downplayed the Nazi era as a "speck of birdpoo," have claimed to be the inheritors of the heroic act.
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