Röhm, Ernst

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Name
Röhm, Ernst Gender: M
Ernst Julius Günther Röhm
born on 28 November 1887 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place München, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°29' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°12 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°49'



Alternative birthtime
Quoted from his letter
Date 28 November 1887 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place München, GER, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°54' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°12 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 24°22'


Ernst Röhm
photo: Bundesarchiv, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Biography

German homosexual commander of the Nazi Storm Troopers. His discontent and ambition in 1933-34 began to be a worry to the top echelon who closed ranks against him. A fat, stocky, red-faced little man, he had been wounded three times during the war and had half of his nose shot away. A comrade with Hitler from 1919 and one of the early Nazis, he took command of the S.A. on 14 September 1930, the core of Nazi force in the movement.

He antagonized dangerous rivals with his loutish indiscretions, drinking bouts and dissolute gay orgies while failing to gain powerful allies.

In early 1934, Hitler and other Nazi leaders became concerned that Röhm, as chief of the S.A., was planning a coup d'état. Hitler decided on 21 June that Röhm and the S.A. leadership had to be eliminated. The purge of the S.A. leadership and other enemies of the state began on 30 June in an action which became known as the Night of the Long Knives.

At dawn on 30 June 1934, Hitler flew to Munich and drove to Bad Wiessee, where he personally arrested Röhm and the other S.A. leaders, who were all consigned to Stadelheim Prison in Munich.

Hitler was hesitant in authorizing Röhm's execution, and gave him the option of suicide. On 1 July, SS-Brigadeführer Theodor Eicke (then Kommandant of the Dachau concentration camp) and SS-Obersturmbannführer Michael Lippert walked into his cell, laid a pistol on the table, told Röhm he had ten minutes to use it and left. He refused, stating, "If I am to be killed, let Adolf do it himself." Having heard nothing in the allotted time, Eicke and Lippert returned to Röhm's cell at about 6 p.m. to find him standing, with his bare chest puffed out in a gesture of defiance. Eicke and Lippert then shot Röhm, killing him.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • homicide perpetrator relationship with Eicke, Theodor (born 17 October 1892)

Events

  • Work : New Job 14 September 1930 (Took command of the S.A.)
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  • Death by Execution 1 July 1934 at 6:00 PM in Bad Wiessee (Shot to death, age 46)
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Source Notes

Howe quotes 1 a.m. in a letter from him in Urania's Children, 1967, p.110.

Sy Scholfield cites 11 a.m. from a letter written by him to Heimsoth: "Ich bin am 28. November 1887, morgens 11 Uhr, in München geboren" (transcribed in Homosexualität und Staatsräson: Männlichkeit, Homophobie und Politik in Deutschland 1900-1945 by Susanne Zur Nieden, Campus Verlag, 2005, p. 157). The source is given as pages 393-395 of "Briefe an Heimsoth" [Letters to Heimsoth] 1928/1929, reprinted in: Heinersdorf, Herbert [Richard Linsert], Akten zum Fall Röhm (II. Teil) [Files on the case of Rohm, part 2], in: Mitteilungen des Wissenschaftlich-humanitären Komitees [Communications from the Scientific Humanitarian Committee], Nr. 33 (April/August), pp. 387-396, 391-395.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Weight (Obese)
  • Traits : Personality : Difficult/ mean spirited (Devoid of social graces)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Gay orgies)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Shot)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Commander of Storm Troopers)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded (Three times in WW II)
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book