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Ferdinand von Bredow (16 May 1884 Neuruppinmarker - 30 June 1934 Berlinmarker) was a Germanmarker Generalmajor and former head of the Abwehr (the military intelligence service) in the Reich Defence Ministry (Reichswehrministerium) and deputy defence minister in Kurt von Schleicher's cabinet (December 1932 - January 1933).

Bredow was, along with Schleicher, among Adolf Hitler's bitterest adversaries at the time of the Weimar Republicmarker's downfall. Towards the end of this régime, Bredow, as the leader of Schleicher's personal "information service" was head of a number of coexisting secret service organizations, among them even the SSmarker's Sicherheitsdienstmarker, which was under Reinhard Heydrich's leadership.

Bredow, along with Schleicher, was murdered in Berlinmarker-Lichterfelde by SS men from the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on the Night of the Long Knives, a purge whereby Hitler silenced a great many opponents.


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