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Old July 24th, 2005 #3
Steve B
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Originally Posted by albion
Ernst Roehm (1887-1934)
Ernst Rohm was born in Munich in 1887. An intensely militaristic man, he joined the German army and served throughout World War I. In 1919, after the war, Rohm met Adolf Hitler, a meeting which invariably altered the path of Rohm's life forever. Rohm maintained his militaristic inclinations and became the leader of the Frontbann, one of several paramilitary organizations existing in the Weimar Republic. Rohm became increasingly radical, and he felt angry and betrayed, as most Germans did, over the loss of World War I. Therefore, Rohm happily accepted his old friend Hitler's welcome into the Nazi party.

From the link: Industrialists, who had provided the funds for the Nazi victory, were unhappy with Roehm's socialistic views on the economy and his claims that the real revolution had still to take place. Many people in the party also disapproved of the fact that Roehm and many other leaders of the SA were homosexuals.