Von Schleicher

Elizabeth Carr
Flashcards by Elizabeth Carr, updated more than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Carr
Created by Elizabeth Carr about 7 years ago


Notes about Von Schleicher regarding his background, influence and power, assistance to the Nazis and end of life

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Background Known as the 'creeper' or 'fixer'; leading army officer; made Chancellor in 1932; worked mainly behind the scenes; aimed to preserve army interests
Influence and Power in Weimar Germany Influenced Hindenburg; fixed appointments of Bruning and Papen
Assistance to the Nazis Tried to form a government with Nazi support but failed; gave Hitler a cabinet position in May 1932 in return for Bruning's removal and a lift of the ban on the SS/SA
End of life Murdered by Nazis because Hitler believed he was plotting against them (1934 - Night of the Long Knives)
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