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The Rohm Putsch The Night of Long Knives Also known as “Operation Hummingbird” June 30- July 2, 1934 Leaders of SA killed in Munich, Berlin, Silesia Ernest Rohm Became a soldier in 1906 Chief organizer of the Sturmabteilung Helped to found the Nazi Party before Hitler joined Wanted the SA to absorb the regular German Army of the time Was ordered to death by Hitler The Sturmabteilung Sturmabteilung aka the Storm troopers, SA, or Brown shirts Drew its early membership largely from the Freikorps Battled leftists in the streets in the early days of the Weimar Republic After the Röhm Putsch the SA was reduced in strength and no longer played a major function
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Unformatted text preview: in political affairs The Causes From January 1931 on Röhm was placed in charge of the SA Röhm had radical anti capitalist notions and dreamed of building the SA into Germany's main military force. SA membership grew to 400,000 by 1932 and to perhaps 2,000,000 in 1933 SA constantly eyed with suspicion by the regular army and by the wealthy industrialists The Aftermath The SA was reduced in strength and played little role in any political affairs. The SS became on autonomous unit Hitler proclaims himself the supreme judge of the German people....
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