Night of the Long Knives

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Why did Hitler want the support of the German army?
The SA's behaviour threatened Hitler's political survival and future of the NSDAP. Needed the German army and industrial leaders to rebuild Germany, re-arm military and seize more living space.
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What was the outcome of the SA's behaviour?
The SA were beginning to sound like communists who wanted to start a second revolution, they were planning on taking over the original German army. Hitler therefore ordered the arrest over the SA.
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Who did the SS and Gestapo execute?
They executed many of the SA soldiers along with many political leaders. (Von Schleicher, Gustav Von Karhr, the judge who sentenced Hitler to prison and many more)
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What happened to Ernst Röhm?
Hitler wanted Röhm to commit suicide but instead 2 SS officers shot him in his prison cell.
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When did the Night of the Long Knives end?
The bloody purge came to an end on Monday, July 2nd at 4am.
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What happened to the documented deaths after the bloody purge?
The documents of the deaths were destroyed, estimates from 200-1,000 died.
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How did Hitler justify the murders accounted for?
He gave a speech announcing 74 had been shot and justified these murders.
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Who ran the Gestapo and Concentration camps?
Hitler's closest advisers and supporters, the SS and officials.
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