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Soviet airfield, Nazi pilotess and Germany’s pioneering sexologist

On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg took off from the military airfield in Rangsdorf on a mission to assassinate Hitler. He planted a bomb under a conference table. The bomb did go off, killing four people–Hitler was not one of them. But this isn’t Rangdorf’s only claim to fame. Beate Uhse, Germany’s godmother of sex toys, once worked here as a pilot.