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On December 21, 1936, 20-year-old Helmut Hirsch, a German Jew, was arrested in Stuttgart, Germany, on suspicion of involvement in an apparent plot to blow up Nazi party headquarters in Nuremberg. At his trial several months later, Hirsch said that, given the chance, he would have killed Adolf Hitler. As a result, it was widely reported that he had actually attempted to do so, though that does not seem...