Ernst Röhm (1887–1934), German Nazi leader. Remark, June 30, 1933, to lawyer (later Nazi leader) Hans Frank, recorded by Frank in his memoirs (1955). Quoted in Joachim C. Fest, "Ernst Röhm and the Lost Generation," pt. 2, The Face of the Third Reich (1963, trans. 1970).
Röhm was executed without trial a year later, in the Night of the Long Knives, for his alleged part in the plot to assassinate Hitler.