History: How Effectively did the Nazis Deal With Their Political Opponents?

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What did the Reichstag fire mark the beginning of?
a two-month purge of the Nazi's most feared opponents.
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What happened in the first part of the two month purge?
Over 25,000 people were taken to local prisons&hastily erected concentration camps. These were the 'official' detention centres but there were also countless other unofficial prisons. The SA set up prisons&torture chambers in homes,cellars or bunkers
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How was the two month purge not just the purge of the communists?
The SA arrested anyone whom they wanted to get.
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How was the two month purge not just 'preventive detention'?
The nazis were after people to convert to Nazism or become so terrified of the Nazis that they would never again dare do anything to oppose them
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What is 'preventive detention'?
Imprisoning people to prevent them doing harm in the state.
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What happened to some prisoners that the Nazis captured?
They were held for a few days, questioned and/or tortured. Some spent may years in detention.
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What happened in the unofficial SA prisons?
Many were tortured or/and murdered.
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What happened to fifty-seven Communist members of the Reichstag/local state assemblies?
They were executed in the official camps.
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Who did the Nazis accuse of being Marxists?
Communists, Social Democrats and even centre parties.
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What did the Nazis begin in May 1933?
Their purge of other parties. They arrested everyone from Social Democrats to members of the other nationalist parties. Jewish writers and lawyers, and industrialists, were included.
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What had the Nazis done by Summer 1933?
Achieved many of Hitlers aims.They'd wiped out any organisations where opponents were strong.They'd closed trade unions&confiscated their money&equipment.They'd banned all other parties.It became an offence to hold a political meeting of any sort.
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What had happened to the Nazis opposition who they hadn't arrested and imprisoned?
They had fled the country, or 'gone underground'
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Talk about Nazi opposition from 1933 to 1945.
There was very little.
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Over 25,000 people were taken to local prisons&hastily erected concentration camps. These were the 'official' detention centres but there were also countless other unofficial prisons. The SA set up prisons&torture chambers in homes,cellars or bunkers

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