Stauffenberg

1991 RV3. Discovered 1991 Sept. 5 by F. Borngen and L. D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.

Named in honor of the German count Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (1907-1944), the driving force behind a conspiracy of German military and politicians to overthrow the fascist regime. An unsuccessful attempt on the fascist leader's life was carried out personally by Stauffenberg on 1944 July 20. This had far-ranging consequences that can not always be fully appreciated, even though the immediate outcome was the arrest of approximately 1000 and the execution of more than 200, including Stauffenberg, the very same day. (M 31612)

Name proposed by the first discoverer.

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