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Nicht o the Lang Knifes

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The sign reads: "Attention Germans! These Jewish ainers o the 5 P.S. shops are the parasites an gravediggers o German trade! Thay pay German wirkers starvation wages! The principal ainer is the Jew Nathan Schmidt."

The Nicht o the Lang Knifes (German: Aboot this soondNacht der langen Messer ), sometimes cried Operation Hummingbird or, in Germany, the Röhm Putsch, wis a purge that teuk place in Nazi Germany frae Juin 30 tae Julie 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried oot a series o poleetical murthers. Leadin figurs o the left-wing Strasserist faction o the Nazi Party, alang wi its figurheid, Gregor Strasser, war murthert, as war prominent conservative anti-Nazis (such as umwhile Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher an Gustav Ritter von Kahr, who haed suppressed Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923). Mony o those killed war leaders o the Sturmabteilung (SA), the paramilitar Brounshirts.