The Night of the Long Knives , sometimes called Operation Hummingbird or, in Germany, the Röhm-Putsch, was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany between June 30 and July 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders. Leading figures of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party, along with its namesake, Gregor Strasser, were murdered, as were prominent conservative anti-Nazis . Many of those killed were leaders of the Sturmabteilung , the paramilitary brownshirts. Adolf Hitler moved against the SA and its leader, Ernst Röhm, because Hitler saw the...
June 30, 1934 - July 2, 1934