Between World Wars, Gay Customs Flourished In Berlin GROSS:. Rohm ended up being assassinated – pardon my German (laughter). BEACHY: No, generally not very. GROSS: Pardon my pronunciation. When he ended up being assassinated, Heinrich Himmler took over enforcement of this anti-gay legislation. And things got actually bad then. BEACHY: Appropriate, and Himmler and Rohm had for ages been sworn enemies. Himmler had been mind associated with other Nazi militia – smaller company, the SS – more ideological, more elite…