The last surviving member of a cabal that twice tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler died this week at age 90, the Telegraph reports. Nearly all of Phillip Von Boeselager’s co-conspirators were executed after a 1944 attempt to plant a bomb under the table at Hitler’s East Prussian headquarters, but von Boeselager escaped and Hitler sustained only minor injuries in the blast.
Earlier, Von Boeselager planned to gun down Hitler and SS commander Heinrich Himmler before leading a coup d’état. But the plan was aborted when Himmler left early; the Cabal feared Himmler would simply succeed the Führer. Tom Cruise is starring in a film about the first murder try called Valkyrie, due out next year.