Night of the Long Knives

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Night of the Long Knives - JUNE 1934

After the Enabling Act was passed, Hitler increased his power but he still didn't have complete pwoer. Hindenburg and other non-Nazi government ministers still had a say in politics. More importantly, the Army remained suspicious of Hitler, even thought they liked some of his ideas.

In particular, tensions grew because the SA (Hitler's stormtroopers whose job it was to protect him at rallies, disrupt opposition meetings etc) had grown to 3 million and their leader, Roehm, wanted them to become an official part of the army. Himmler, the leader of the SS (the elite bodyguards of Hitler) was…


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