Busso Thoma.
Born in 1899, Busso Thoma is a soldier in World War I and leaves military service in 1920 as a lieutenant. In 1939, he is recalled to duty and serves on the staff of the General Army Office as an air force specialist. In 1941, he meets with Hermann Kaiser. In discussions with Kaiser, Thoma finds his way to the resistance and learns of the assassination plans. On July 20, 1944, he is in Berlin in the Bendler Block and participates in the conspirators’ efforts to overcome forces from the Main Office of Reich Security who attempt to occupy the building. Because of this, he is arrested that same day but released a short time later. On September 14, 1944, the Gestapo arrests Busso Thoma again. The ”People’s Court” sentences him to death on January 17, 1945, and on January 23, 1945, he is murdered in Plötzensee.
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