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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThey salute with both hands now.
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date03 Jul 1934
Embedded text or transcriptHitler's Unkept Promises.
The Double Cross.
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Notes"In the name of "German unity" Hitler had suppressed Jews, Communist, Liberals, Catholics, Freemasons, and Christians. Now a purge of the Nazi "left wing" took place in which large numbers including many leaders, were killed." [Caption in "Europe since Versailles" by Low.]
Notes: In June 1934 Hitler consolidated his power by purging the SA. The SA (Sturmabteilung) had been the hired thugs of the Nazi party since the very early days and had been used to enforce Hitler's policies after he took power. However, they were loyal to their leader, Ernst Rohm, rather than to Hitler himself. Himmler, Goering and Goebbels also persuaded Hitler that Rohm may be a threat. On the night of June 29/30 1934 units of the SS arrested key members of the SA, including Rohm. The opportunity was also taken to arrest key opponents such as von Schleicher and Gregor Strasser, even those these men had nothing to do with the SA. The scale of the purge was so great that it is known as the Night of the Long Knives.
SubjectsClothing and dress
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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