Ernst Röhm

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Ernst Röhm
Ernst Julius Günther Röhm
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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1934: Hitler's rival Ernst Rohm and hundreds of influential Nazis were murdered by the SS in what was dubbed"The Night of the Long Knives".
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4) In June 1934, Hitler's aggressive, deadly move against Ernst Rohm, one of his earliest and most zealous supporters and the head of the paramilitary storm troopers (Sturmabteilung, or SA), eliminated a perceived threat to the leadership of the German army; but it also appealed to the "healthy sensibilities of the people," who were relieved to see that the Fuhrer was ready to eliminate homosexuality within the ranks of his most loyal followers.
Hitler's gay protege, Ernst Rohm, who historically was the leader of the Brownshirts, figures prominently in the book as the former lover of Hannah's brother and the father of a young boy, Anton.
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Pic also finds room to consider "new Fuhrer" Michael Kuhnen, a closeted neo-Nazi leader who died of AIDS, and the tolerated (to a point) homosexuality of Hitler's SA commander Ernst Rohm.
Was anyone left after he killed Ernst Rohm and all those twinkles in the Brownshirts?
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