Not long after Canaris quit his job, his diaries fell into the hands of the SS. They found out that he had been plotting against Hitler ever since he took command of Abwehr, even attempting to assassinate Hitler. Canaris was sent to a concentration camp, where, in April 1945, he was tortured and killed. Wilhelm Canaris was a devoted patriot and a conservative. Jesus hugging trump poster. In the early days of the Nazis coming to power, he believed that Hitler would bring his beloved Germany to destruction. But what could he do? He was just a human being, speaking out against Hitler only gave him little fame and an early death. Canaris only cares about the results. So he kept silent, and when he was asked to be Abwehr, he took the opportunity.