Another top Svoboda member, Yuriy Mykhalchyshyn, a deputy in parliament, often quotes former German Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, as well as other Third Reich luminaries like Ernst Roehm
and Gregor Strasser.
Stolfi, for example, justifies the murder of Ernst Roehm
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.
Two years later, Hitler would be the country's chancellor and he was represented at her funeral by henchman Ernst Roehm
and Heinrich Himmler.
Unbeknownst to them, it's the morning after Hitler's Night of the Long Knives, and gay-friendly Nazi official Ernst Roehm
has been killed.
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.
During this purge, Hitler rid himself of Ernst Roehm
, the controversial and confrontational SA (Sturmabteilung -- storm troopers) leader who had helped catapult him to power by establishing and training this organization.
His right hand man, Ernst Roehm
, was an openly practising homosexual.
Hitler believed he could be blackmailed over this past and this fear led to the bloody purge of many homosexual comrades during the "Night of the Long Knives" in 1934, including Ernst Roehm
, the leader of the Nazis' SA stormtroopers.
Its basis, apart from the Nazi cult of virility, was the fact that Ernst Roehm
, the commander of the S.
Similarly, "Heroes and Gay Nazis" looks at modern-day gay neo-Nazis as well as homosexual officials in the Third Reich, including Ernst Roehm
, who headed the Nazi Party's storm trooper division before being executed on Adolf Hitler's orders.
The power of cinema is invoked again when extravagant clips from Visconti's The Damned are used to support the flimsy assertion that Hitler launched the infamous Night of the Long Knives in 1934 to prevent the avowed homosexual Ernst Roehm
, the leader of the SA, from blackmailing him about his homosexuality.