How far do you agree with Interpretation 2 about the threat which Rohm posed to Hitler in 1934? Explain your answer using both interpretations and your own knowledge of the historical context.
The swiftness with which Rohm committed the murders of 30 June proves that no Rohm he was imminent. He did not encounter resistance because his victims felt that surrendering was the only way they could escape his brutality. Interestingly, only the executioners fired their shots that day, unlike in usual circumstances where a gunfight would occur between the two groups.