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The Night of the Long Knives:

Forty-Eight Hours That Changed the History of the World

Paperback (240 pages), audiobook
The story of how Hitler seized control in Germany during his ruthless quest for world domination by murdering SA head Ernst Röhm and other "enemies of the party" and consolidating his power.

The Night of the Long Knives:

The story of how Hitler seized control in Germany during his ruthless quest for world domination.

Hitler's June 1934 purge of the Storm Troopers (the SA)—known as the Night of the Long Knives—did indeed change the world, eliminating SA head Ernst Röhm and other "enemies of the party" and consolidating Hitler's power. But the events of that night take up only a few chapters of Maracin's account. Much of the rest of the book describes the background of the Nazi Party's key players—Hitler, Göring, Himmler, for example—whose lives are already well known. The final section of the book details the last days of WWII. Maracin, a freelance writer who relies exclusively on secondary sources, is accurate in his account of events—as he points out, the Nazis were probably responsible for the Reichstag fire that later served as their excuse to launch the purge.

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  • 30 Jun 34: The "Night of the Long Knives" begins three days of over 1,000 murders and political purging against the SA throughout Germany, which gives Hitler all the power he wishes.

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