30 June 1934
'Night of Long Knives'

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The 'Night of Long Knives' or so called 'Röhm Putsch' in which the leaders of the SA including Ernst Röhm, an early supporter of the Nazi party, were assasinated by the SS on Hitler's orders. The SA had grown into a huge organisation and Röhm intended that they would combine with the regular armed forces under his command. Hitler and Himmler saw Röhm as a potential threat to the authority of their leadership and so eliminated him from the political scene.
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