Many people have contributed to the cruel treatment of human
beings, specifically Jews, in Nazi Germany during the second World

War. This is a report on the damage carried out by some of the Nazi
criminals working under the rule of Adolf Hitler. Many people
contributed in Hitler's attempt to carry out his 'Final Solution'.

Among these people are Ernst Roehm, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Himmler,
and Hermann Wilhelm Goering. While I discuss how they partook in World

War Two, keep in mind their actions will, and have, left a mark on the
world forever.

Little is known about Ernst Roehm's childhood. He was a quiet
boy who never went looking for trouble and didn't express hatred
towards anyone, mostly because his parents were Libertarians and never
paid attention to the politics in Germany's heartland. In college,

Hitler's ideas and notions had a strong impact on Roehm's personality.

Though Roehm never graduated, he joined the Free Corps, a group of
soldiers dedicated to changing injustices in the German government.

After a while, Roehm started to grow tired of the Free Corp's non-
violent style, and he was tempted to be more of an activist in
government reform. Hitler, looking to recruit fellow officers in his
plan, then in it's infancy, liked Roehm's strong presence and
personality. Roehm, jobless and nowhere to go, joined Hitler's office.

After Hitler was elected into office some years later, he split his
dictatorship into different divisions. Roehm, being one of the
original officers, was chosen as head of the Sturmabteilung, or SA,
commonly referred to as the Brownshirts and storm-troopers. By 1932,
the Brownshirts had reached more than 400,000 members. All types of
men who Hitler saw fit enough to join were members. Among them were
ex-Free Corps soldiers like Roehm, students who weren't able to find
jobs, shopkeepers who went out of business or weren't profitable
enough, the unemployed, uneducated, and common criminals. As you can
see, they were a very diverse bunch. Roehm had full power over where
they demonstrated and protested. What was their cause? None really.

They were merely an idea of Hitler's to spread his popularity, as well
as the Nazi Party's. They roamed the streets of Munich, often drunk,
singing racist stanzas from songs, beating anyone they thought,
judging just from appearance who they thought was a Jew or a

Communist. Roehm screamed to the marching storm-troopers, "We will
brawl our way to greatness." He enjoyed violence for it's own sake,
and he is quoted as saying to reporters after they burned down a
kosher diner, in which he also had the left side of his nose shot off,

"Since I am an immature and wicked man, war and unrest appeal to me
more than order." In one incident, Joseph Goebbels and Hermann

Goering, heads of other Nazi divisions, jealous of Roehm and the rest
of the Brownshirt's public popularity, even though they had more
power internally, conspired against Roehm and the storm-troopers. They
forged letters and documents to Hitler in Roehm's name, in which
confessions of high treason were written. Many members of the
storm-troopers were executed. When Hitler himself came to partake in
the executions, they started screaming "Heil Hitler", the salute to

Hitler. Hitler realized that the documents had been forged, and let
the rest, including Roehm go free. Hitler and the storm-troopers never
found out who had written them. Another incident of a much greater
magnitude was 'the night of long knives', on June 30, 1934. Hitler cut
off relations with all his fellow branches except the SS. He let most
of them all go, except members of the storm-troopers. They were all
executed, and Roehm insisted that Hitler kill him. He felt any other
person to kill him would be considered unfaithful to Hitler and an
undignified death. Hitler killed him and in all of World War Two Ernst

Roehm remained the only person to ever die by Hitler's bullets.

Another henchman of Hitler's, Joseph Goebbels, born in 1897,
in Rheydt, Germany and the son of peasants, probably had the most
effect on Germany's society and public life. A childhood bone disease
stunted his growth, so he didn't grow more than 5 feet and he walked
with a limp. His actions are well documented since he kept a diary of
almost everything in his political life. Thin-faced and slender,
before working for Hitler, he was a successful playwright of scripts
about political satire. He was the man who convinced Hitler to run for

President of Germany on February 22, 1933, against Paul von

Hindenburg, the president at the time, in an eventual successful
campaign. After Hitler was elected as the new dictator over Germany,

Goebbels was elected as