Ernst RohmErnst Rohm, (1887-1934) German military officer, co-founder and commander of the Sturmabteilung (SA, "Storm Battalion" aka "Brown Shirts"), the Nazi Party's militia, execuiond ordered by Hitler during the Night of the Long Knives

Ernst Rohm Quote

“Since I am an immature and wicked man, war and unrest appeal to me more than good bourgeois order. Brutality is respected, the people need wholesome fear. They want to fear someone. They want someone to frighten them and make them shudderingly submissive.”

Ernst RohmErnst Rohm
~ Ernst Rohm

Cited in "The Nazis: A Warning from History", Disc 1, 10:48. Also quoted in "The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership" - Page 139 by Joachim C. Fest - History - 1999

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