German American Bund

卐 Nationalsozialistische Umerziehung 卐 (National-Socialist Reeducation)

Bund_parade_in_New_York_in_1937_was_held_under_police_guardBund parade, East 86 Street, New York, October 30, 1939

The German American Bund (German: Amerikadeutscher Bund), also known as the German American Federation was a pro-National-Socialist organization established in the United States March 29, 1936.[1] Often derided in the press as America’s Brownshirts, the organization was the successor of an earlier German American group, Friends of New Germany, which had a large number of non-American German nationals as its members. The Bund had strong ideological ties to the New Germany however there has never been any evidence National-Socialist Germany ever financed the group.[2] According to the Justice Department the Bund had its largest membership of 8500 in 1937-1938.[3] Around this same time undercover reporters from the Chicago Daily Times who infiltrated the Bund for six months estimated their membership to be 20,000.[4] One of the Chicago reporters John C…

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