This is a fascinating article not simply for what you'll learn about Hitler, but for what you'll additionally learn about the manner in which many Germans tended to view that queerest of hybrids, the "German-Americans".
This article was written by Rene Kraus, who had been a German diplomat during the Wiemar Republic and a refugee under Hitler.
Click here to read about the German-Americans who called themselves "Nazis".
Click here and you will learn that Kaiser Wilhelm was also bugged by German-Americans.
As you can see by glancing at some of the other articles on this page, the Italians and Germans were not the only nations to cultivate a taste for fascism; a franchise office was opened in the United States in the mid-Thirties. This article is essentially a photo-essay consisting of twenty-six images and a brief explanation regarding the American Nazi movement that once existed in New Jersey:
"The pictures on these pages were not made in Germany. They may look like accurate shots of a foreign political movement, which they are, but they were made right here in these United States. Almost coincidentally with Hitler's assumption of power in the Reich, our free democracy began to feel the long paw of Nazi propaganda..."
Read about the American reporter who became a Nazi...
Click here to read about an admired American hero who was also attracted to fascist theology.
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"The Volksbund early identified itself with Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Furthermore, its members at times have indulged themselves in parades, Nazi salutes and loud 'heils'. For these reasons the organization has drawn much criticism for 'un-American' activities."
This column tells the story of a certain CHICAGO DAILY TIMES staff writer who lied about his identity in order to spy on the German-American Bund in Astoria, New York:
"The reporter proved so earnest a Bunder that he quickly became liaison officer between Führer Fritz Kuhn and Nazi propagandists throughout the country."
Similar to the one other piece of W.W. II historic fiction posted on this site, this short story is remarkably brief and to the point. Published weeks before America committed itself to the war, this tight little ditty was penned by Pat Frank (born Harry Hart Frank: 1908 – 1964) who wished to convey the inherit dangers of allowing the Nazi-sympathizing German American Bund to operate unchecked in the land of the free and home of the brave.
A tight little story succinctly told: print it out and read it.
The other short story is called NESEI HOMECOMING.
Click here to read about the origins of Fascist thought...