Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, 90, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler, died Friday at his home in Munich.
As a 22-year-old German army lieutenant, Mr. von Kleist volunteered to wear a suicide vest to a meeting with Hitler. The assassination did not come to pass, but he went on to play a key role in the most famous attempt on Hitler that same year.
Despite his family's opposition to the Nazis, the younger von Kleist joined the German army in 1940, and was wounded in 1943.
During his convalescence, he was approached in January 1944 by Col. Claus von Stauffenberg and presented with a plan to kill Hitler. It never came to fruition.