Alfred Flechtheim: German art dealer, art collector, journalist and publisher. He had modern-art galleries in several German cities and Vienna in the 1920s. In 1933, Sturmabteilung men broke up an auction of Flechtheim's paintings. The Nazis aryanized Flechtheim's gallery, as they would many other Jewish businesses, and turned it over to Flechtheim's business manager, Alex Vömel. Flechtheim fled to Paris and then London, leaving behind his collection of art. He died impoverished in 1937.
Ernst Julius Günther Röhm (November 28 1887 – July 2 1934) was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the Sturmabteilung ("Storm Battalion"; SA), the Nazi Party militia, and later was its commander. In 1934, as part of the Night of the Long Knives, he was executed on Hitler's orders as a potential rival.