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American Bund The Failure of American Nazism: The German-American Bund’s Attempt to Create an American “Fifth Column” The Nazi Party in America was headed by Fritz Kuhn he organized a rally at Madison Square Garden with an attendance of 22,000. The article is worth reading and interesting!


Fritz Kuhn was a German-born, naturalized-American citizen who led the German American Bund prior to World War II . He supported Hitler and was an anti-semite. He was imprisoned during the war, his citizenship was revoked and after the war he was deported back to Germany.

Believe it or not: the pro nazi group known as the German American Bund held a rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939, some 22,000 people were believed to attend.


German American Bund (American Nazis) parade on East 86th St., New York City, October 30, 1939.

Feeling ran high in Depression-stricken U.S. against getting involved in Europe's political turmoil. In some areas, this "noninterventionist" sentiment escalated into outright sympathy for Germans. One such place was Yaphank, Long Island. There, a camp called Siegfried was set up by the pro-Nazi German-American Bund, an organization that received covert financial support from Berlin. In the summer of 1937, Bundsmen from Camp Siegfried carried the Nazi flag alongside Old Glory through…


The New York hamlet that once had a Hitler Street and a Nazi camp

Yaphank in Long Island was founded in part by the German American Bund, a pro Nazi group that flourished in the 1930s.

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Members of the German American Bund (American Nazi organization) marching in Camp Siegfried, Yaphank, New York, 1937

The swastika as it self has the power to strike fear into your heart. Before it was by Hitler it was used mainly in asian communities to represent buddhism. But now it's really not seen the same.

Members of the pro-Nazi German American Bund stand before a massive portrait of George Washington at their rally in Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1939