When asked how many assassination attempts of Adolf Hitler happened, otherwise well-informed people think there were one or two. In fact, there were forty-two! Everyone usually knows about the failed officers' conspiracy of July 20, 1944, and some also knows about the explosion at the Munich beer hall Bürgerbräukeller from November 8, 1939, in which Hitler escaped by leaving the party earlier. The knowledge usually ends here.
Unsurprisingly, totalitarian regimes in our country, and especially in the so-called German Democratic Republic, had the slightest interest in the popularisation of generally non-communist resistance movement actions against Hitler. That there were 42 assassinations attempts, including the failed plans and unfinished preparations, according to Austrian writer Will Berthold, also surprised many German historians. So let's look at the history of the attempts to kill the Nazi tyrant in sequence of chronological order.