Ernst Röhm

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Ernst Röhm
Ernst Julius Günther Röhm
Birthday
BirthplaceMunich
Died
NationalityGerman
Occupation
Stabschef, Sturmabteilung (SA)

Röhm, Ernst

 

Born Nov. 28, 1887, in Munich; died there June 30, 1934. One of the leaders of fascist Germany.

In 1919, while a Reichswehr officer in Munich, Röhm began collaborating with Hitler, whom he used as a secret informer. Röhm joined the National Socialist Party in the early 1920’s and directed the military training of the Storm Troops. He participated in the fascist putsch of 1923. Röhm was made chief of staff of the Storm Troops in 1931. After the establishment of the fascist dictatorship in 1933, he was appointed reichsminister. However, Röhm and his confederates tried to extend their power over the generals and turn the Storm Troops into the backbone of the newly created mass army. With Hitler’s sanction, Röhm was shot along with a group of other Storm Troop leaders during the purge known as the night of the long knives.

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His right hand man, Ernst Roehm, was an openly practising homosexual.
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Rich in detail reflecting extensive research, it begins with their arrival in July 1933 and ends on 30 June 1934, the Night of the Long Knives, when Hitler purged his party of insufficiently obedient elements by having Ernst Roehm and other old SA (Sturmabteilung, the brown-shirted Nazi paramilitary army) Kameraden murdered.
Adolf Hitler consolidated his power on the infamous "Night of the Long Knives" of June 30, 1934, an assassination blitzkrieg in which he wiped out his erstwhile friend Ernst Roehm (who had become a competitor) and the top leadership of Roehm's brownshirted storm troopers.
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