sexta-feira, junho 30, 2006

30 de Junho de 1934

The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place. The Night of the Long Knives (1934) (German, Nacht der langen Messer), also known as Reichsmordwoche (Imperial Week of Murder) or "the Blood Purge", was a mass murder (purge) of potential political rivals in the Sturmabteilung (S.A.) paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party. Begun late night on Saturday June 30 and lasting several hours into the next morning, the murders targeted Nazi members who were associated more with socialism than with nationalism, and hence were viewed as a threat by the newly elected Adolf Hitler.
Official records tally the dead at 77, though some 400 are believed to have been killed.

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