August Schneidhuber, born 08-05-1887 in Traunstein, was a WWI veteran. In 1928 he became a SA Führer, assigned from 1929-1931 to Führer of the SA Gruppe South, Munich. 1931 Führer der SA Gruppe West, in Koblenz and from 1932 Führer der SA Obergruppe VII, Munich. Schneidhuber became in 1932 member of the Reichstages, Wahlkreis Hessen-Darmstadt and was in 1933 Police President in Munich and friend of Ernst Röhm (see Röhm). 1934 SA-Obergruppenfuhrer und Fuhrer der SA-Obergruppe VII Schneidhuber was personally arrested by Hitler (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) in Munich at dawn on 30-06-1934 and taken by the SS to the Stadelheim prison (cell 504) where he was soon joined by other members of the SA leadership. The Night of the long Knives. After brief formalities Hitler signed the death warrants for Schneidhuber and other high SA leaders. The sentences of execution were carried out the evening of the same day by an SS squad under the direct command of Sepp Dietrich (see Dietrich). Schneidhuber's last words were reportedly addressed to Dietrich: "Comrade Sepp, this is madness! We are innocent!" Sepp's reply : "You have been condemned to death by the Fuhrer for high treason. Heil Hitler!" Schneidhuber is buried on the Ostfriedhof of Munich. Close by the graves of of Hitler’s WWI sergeant Max Amann (see Amann), Nazi doctor Karl Gebhardt (see Gebhardt), General Rudolf von Gersdorff (see Gersdorff), he wanted to blow himself together with Hitler, SS Gruppenführer Johan Rattenhuber (see Rattenhuber), Nazi Banker Hjalmar Schacht (see Schacht), Hitler’s oldest secretary Johanna Wolf (see Wolf), Flyer Ace Werner Streib (see Streib),Hitler’s secretary Christa Schroeder (see Schroeder), and Andreas Bauriedl a Putz 1923 victim (see Bauriedl).