The Roehm Purge

When analyzing propaganda or political cartoons, remember that you should…
1. Identify who the target audience is. Use the information provided in the resource to draw your own conclusions about who the cartoon is directed to.
2. Decide what the overall message of the resource is. Oftentimes, the caption at the bottom or top of the page will give you a hint as to what the creator of this image believes.
3. Determine what the cartoon or poster is trying to get you to believe about the topic.

Roehm Purge

“Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog.” Long-Knife Victims «. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. <>.

1. Which political figure is holding a smoking gun in this picture?

2. What in this image is striking fear into the men with their hands raised?

3. Explain how this image related to the Roehm Purge.


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