GERMANY: New All Highest

A plot to assassinate General Hans von Seeckt, 57-year-old General der Infanterie und Chef der Heeresleitung des Reichswehrs, was nipped in the bud.

Lieutenant Thormann, belonging to one of the many Bavarian societies and said to be a relative of the Thormann who was implicated in killing Dr. Walter Rathenau in 1922, received a mandate to kill General von Seeckt. Arriving in Berlin, he went to the offices of the Anti-Semetic Deutschvolkische Freiheits Party to hire an assassin. The General was known to exercise every morning before...

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