Adolf Hitler and the Army of Mankind

    When we began this project I thought we might have trouble filling one page, let alone two, since the subject material is exceedingly hard to find, after all. But it is out there. Every day the internet is unveiling more information and photos. Although it is spread throughout a virtual swamp of garbage and the usual system propaganda, parroted by the usual brainwashed drones. The flow of information on the internet is uncensored for most of us, for now. But it's only a matter of time until information like what is presented here is censored 'for your protection.'

     Page two reveals pictures and information previously unknown to even me, and I've been studying this topic for years. Seeing black Africans proudly wearing the iconic eagle and swastika on their breasts speaks a thousand words. Or various Asians, like Indonesians, Thai, Chinese, and even Koreans, all sporting the Swastika and an Axis uniform, nearly shocks the eye in bewilderment.

     Men and women of all races fought against one enemy. What a criminal shame that their deeds and deaths have been hidden from us today. But no more, one can hide the truth, but not forever, eventually, it will surface.

     Of course, the enemies of truth could say 'well, they were forced by the evil Germans to fight for them.' But that lie, like all their lies, won't hold up to scrutiny. Especially since the majority of the pictures you see here of non-whites, like their European counterparts, are volunteers. It is up to you to educate yourself further. These pages are only a glimpse of the rage, sorrow and wonder that awaits you, if you decide to look deeper. It will be a long journey, but we're all on it together. The journey of a lifetime, that's for sure.

But, as always, pictures speak louder than words!

  • [Most pictures - Click to enlarge]

    'For th' old Romane valor is not dead,
    Nor in th' Italians brests extinguished.'

    -Francesco Petrarcha (1304-1374)

    [Above: Fantastic early art featuring Mussolini and Mother Italy.]

    'Let man face and know his own soul, and our problem is solved. One man can do much. A group, spiritually united, can perform miracles.'
    -Benito Mussolini

    It's an interesting fact that Mussolini -- at the age of 39 -- became the youngest head of government in Italy.

    [Above: Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 - April 28, 1945).]

  • 'If i had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to the finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism. I will, however, say a word on an international aspect of fascism. Externally, your movement has rendered service to the whole world. ...Italy has shown that there is a way of fighting the subversive forces which can rally the masses of the people, properly led, to value and wish to defend the honour and stability of civilised society. ...Hereafter no great nation will be unprovided with an ultimate means of protection against the cancerous growth of Bolshevism.'
    -Winston Churchill speaking in Rome on January 20, 1927.
    Twelve years later Winston Churchill would align his country and people with the 'bestial appetites and passions of Leninism'.

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  • On the dark day of April 28, 1945 Benito Mussolini was sadistically and brutally butchered by Italian communists. These depraved monsters not only murdered Mussolini and dozens of his staff, they also butchered Mussolini's love, Claretta Petacci.

    [Above: Claretta Petacci (February 28, 1912 – April 28, 1945).]

  • It gets worse. Much, much worse. Not only was Claretta gang raped by the communists who captured them, but all of the women in the fleeing group with Mussolini suffered the same fate. At the end of her hell she was murdered beside the man she loved. It is said that when the communists lined them both up to be shot Claretta jumped in front of Mussolini, as to protect him from the bullets. One only hears of such selfless love and devotion in fairy tales.

    Mussolini died as he had lived -- like a man. He opened his jacket to his murderers and said boldly, 'Shoot me in the chest!'

    It goes on... In an act of homosexual depravity, these human monsters sodomized Mussolini's corpse. They urinated on it and kicked and beat his body until it was barely recognizable as human. Only when reading about the most heinous and evil serial killers does one hear about similar depraved acts.

    The bodies were thrown into a heap in a suburban square in the city of Milan. At least one British secret service member and numerous communists whipped a crowd into a frenzy. They attacked the corpses in all manner imaginable. Eventually the bodies were hoisted up and hung upside down on meat hooks! An American eye witness described the crowd as 'sinister, depraved, out of control'.

    I pondered back and forth on whether I should post the shocking, disgusting and deeply disturbing pictures of Mussolini and Claretta's mangled bodies. Like many people who have surfed the internet for years I've seen some truly disturbing stuff. Yet, the death photos of Mussolini and his love I find more vile than anything else. These disgusting and evil images stain my computer as they did my mind. To see such a powerful, intelligent and most of all human man desecrated in such a way left an impression with me forever.

    The fact is I didn't want these pictures on Mourning the Ancient. But alas I decided, after seeking the advice of an Italian comrade, that these pictures should be shown. They show the inhuman evil of the Allies and their communist comrades. The unrestrained brutality toward those who were helpless and had surrendered. If you have it in you, click on the link below. These images speak volumes and volumes of truth about the 'Good Guys'.

    The great and complex Benito Mussolini tells one last tale to us, his spirit soaring free, his body defiled, broken, but alas, he is not beaten.

    No one cares about the monsters who murdered Mussolini. No one cares about these murderous communists. They are truly dead.
    After all, do you know the names of the killers? Most likely not.
    And if by some cosmic oddity you do know their names, do you know their birthdays or the day they died?
    Do you celebrate them as martyrs of truth who fought against the darkness?
    Do you toast to their life and despise their deaths?
    Do you enshrine pictures of them on your walls?
    Do you take pilgrimages to their graves?
    Do you march in their honor?
    Do you seek out their words, and feel that they could have been written today?
    Do you vow that one day truth will prevail, and we will build statues in their honor?
    Do you fight for that day -- earning nothing but spiritual gold?

    No you don't. No one does. Because Mussolini's murderers are truly dead. And all of those things I asked you about his killers above are done for Mussolini -- all around the whole wide world.

    Mussolini Ha Sempre Racione!

    [Above: The tomb and shrine to Mussolini as it stands today. Thousands visit his tomb yearly, expressing their love and admiration by signing a guest book.]

  • Click here to see the work of the depraved murderers
    (WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC!)

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    [Above: 'Three peoples one war!' postcard. One of my favorite Italian postcards.]

    [Above: 'Anch'egli difende la vostra famiglia!' = 'He too defends your family!']

    [Above: 'La Germania veramente vostra amica' = 'Germany really is your friend' -- Click to see more.]

    [Above: 'Victoria' 'Victory']

    [Above: Italian soldiers of the Axis.]

    [Above: Recruitment poster for the Italian 'Black Brigade'.]

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    [Above: Waffen-SS Croatian sleeve shield]

  • Croatia was a member of the Axis from 1941-1945. It was led by Ante Pavelic. His ruling political party and movement were called the 'Ustaše'. In 1941 Pavelic formed the Croatian 369th Reinforced Infantry Regiment, a regiment of 9,000 volunteers to help fight the spread of communism. This regiment fought extremely bravely and was eventually involved in the Battle of Stalingrad.

    'Croatian bombers took part in raids over Moscow in the winter of 1941-42 and Hitler singled them out as a model for the other allies to follow'
    -©2007 Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin - The Unknown Eastern Front - The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers, Rolf-Dieter Müller, page 99

    In one of the greatest tragedies of the war, because of the German traitor Generalfeldmarschall Paulus, these men were forced to surrender at Stalingrad. Of the 900 Croatian soldiers who laid down their arms at Stalingrad the majority died in communist death camps and death marches. (The Germans fared for worse, of the nearly 91,000 German prisoners captured in Stalingrad, 86,000 were murdered!!!)

    A high level of respect existed between the Croatians and Germans. This esteem went back hundreds of years between the two peoples. The Croatians proved to be extremely dependable and excellent soldiers. Adolf Hitler himself was impressed by their behavior under fire.

    '...in the autumn of 1944, Hitler protected his vulnerable ally despite the strategic disadvantages it cost him. [against a huge communist offensive]'
    -©2007 Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin - The Unknown Eastern Front - The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers, Rolf-Dieter Müller, page 102

    Like so many millions and millions of soldiers and civilians after the war, an untold number of innocent Croatians were murdered by the Allies. Here is an astounding quote for you to ponder:

    'Their Croatian allies suffered a much harsher fate: most of them were gunned down in a series of mass executions at the end of May. In terms of numbers, these victims were equal to Croatia's losses in the first four years of the war. The Croatian armed forces recorded about 65,000 soldiers killed and missing in action by May of 1945. An additional 60,000 became the victims of mass murder...'
    -©2007 Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin - The Unknown Eastern Front - The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers, Rolf-Dieter Müller, page 103

    Croatia would be harshly occupied by the communists for more than four decades. Not until 1991 would it achieve full independence.

    The noble Axis country of Croatia never betrayed Germany, even as things fell to ruin, and was in fact one of the last Axis countries in Europe still fighting at the end. Their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    [Above: Two sleeve shield variations. These brighter examples of Waffen-SS sleeve shields were not meant for combat, but more for RAD work service and presentation.]

    [Above: Ante Pavelic]

    Ante Pavelic ( July 14, 1889 – December 28, 1959) was a Croatian nationalist who led the Ustaše movement and the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) and was a loyal ally to the Axis during WW2.

    Ante Pavelic was born in the Herzegovinian village of Bradina, which at that time was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. He came from humble beginnings and his parents moved around searching for work, one job they found was working on the railroad.

    Although Pavelic was a Roman Catholic one of the primary schools he attended was a Muslim school in the village of Jezero. Pavelic also attended a Jesuit primary school in Travnik. Pavelic's awakening to Croatian nationalism happened in his youth on a visit to the town of Lika where he heard people speaking Croatian, and realized it was not just a language of peasants. The nationalist ideologies of Ante Starcevic, the leader of the Party of Rights, and his successor Josip Frank greatly influenced Pavelic while he attended school in Travnik.

    After finishing school Pavelic became a lawyer and also a politician of the Croatian Party of Rights, fighting for the right for an independent Croatia. He called on Croatians to revolt against Yugoslavia in the 1920s. Croatia had been forced to be absorbed by Yugoslavia unfairly after WWI and a growing sense of nationalism swept over Croatians by this time. Pavelic had even considered the possibility of Croatia becoming an Italian protectorate separate from Yugoslavia.

    Pavelic was forced to leave his homeland and his people when King Alexander I of Yugoslavia banned all political parties in 1929 and became a royal dictator over the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

    Pavelic was tried and sentenced in absentia for trying to undermine the Yugoslav state, he was sentenced to death. Pavelic was welcomed in fascist Italy and it was there that he founded the Ustaše, a Croatian nationalist movement with the goal of creating an independent Croatia. The Ustaše were very active in their resistance against the Yugoslav dictatorship. They were accused of things such as train bombings, assassinations and creating an uprising in 1932. In 1934 three Croatians and a Bulgarian traveled to France during a visit by King Alexander and succeeded in assassinating the royal dictator. France sentenced Pavelic to death in absentia. Italy had to answer to the pressure to punish him and gave him a light sentence of 18 months.

    Finally in 1941 the Axis invaded Yugoslavia and Croatia at last became independent again. Pavelic became Croatia's beloved leader and he fashioned a nationalist government after National Socialist Germany and fascist Italy called the Independent State of Croatia (NDH).

    [Above: Ante Pavelic's image on a 1943 Croatian postage stamp]

    Croatia remained a faithful ally to Germany until the bitter end and beyond, as it was the last country fighting the Allies, even continuing on after Germany surrendered.

    Pavelic knew that surrendering to the communists was the worst thing that could happen and so he ordered the tens of thousands of Croatian soldiers and civilians to retreat to Austria to surrender to the British. The Allies inhumanely turned them back and right into the slobbering mouth of the communist beast. Thousands of both soldiers and civilians were murdered, the ones that were lucky enough to live were put in brutal forced labor camps. It was a genocide of an untold number of Croatian people.

    Pavelic reported himself to American intelligence, but neither they nor the British arrested him. Many members of the NDH were murdered after a one day trial! At the trial no witnesses were called to testify and no evidence was provided. This was typical of the Allied show trials after the war.

    Luckily able to escape the brutality of the victors, Pavelic eventually made his way to Argentina. Starting up life in a new country as a political refugee was hard and this former leader of an entire country had to work as a bricklayer. He stayed politically active still wanting to free Croatia once again. He joined a Croatian nationalist organization called Hrvatski Domobran (Croatian Home Guard). Despite it all, his determination and love for his people never diminished.

    A former Ustaša named Branko Benzon was personal friends with Juan Perón's wife Evita and Pavelic was introduced and hired by the Argentinean president as a security advisor. He also later owned a construction company. In 1950 he, along with 34,000 other Croats who had fled the brutal communists, was granted amnesty and was able to remain in Argentina.

    [Above: Pavelic and his family, Buenos Aires.]

    Pavelic announced on April 10, 1951 (the 10th anniversary of the Independent State of Croatia), the Croatia State Government, a government in exile. He remained active in his fight against the communist regime that had subjugated his homeland. Many Ustaše continued to flee the hell that became Croatia and united under Pavelic in Argentina.

    In an act of cowardice that was common amongst communist partisans and those who fight against National Socialism, an assassination attempt was made on Pavelic's life on April 10, 1957, the anniversary of the NDH. The coward shot him in the back as he was getting off of a bus. Despite being terribly injured with a bullet lodged in his spine, he refused to stay in the hospital. With Perón no longer president, Pavelic no longer had protection and the new corrupt government granted the communist country of Yugoslavia an extradition request.

    But Pavelic wouldn't go down so easy. He left for Chile for four months and then moved to Spain. Even after having been wounded so badly, Pavelic continued working to re-establish the Independent State of Croatia. Before his death he named Stjepan Hefer as his successor to lead the Croatian Liberation Movement. Sadly Pavelic died on December 28, 1959 in a hospital in Spain at the age of 70 from complications from the assassination attempt. He is buried in the San Isidro Cemetery in Madrid. Croatians still hold masses in his honor to this day. A true patriot until the end.

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    [Above: Ante Pavelic meets Adolf Hitler. (.MP4 - 3.30)]

    [Above: Ante Pavelic in Northern Croatia newsreel, 1944. (.MP4 - 40.6 MB)]

    [Above: Croatian volunteers in the Waffen-SS.]

    [Above: Croatian Waffen-SS volunteers in an oath taking ceremony. Note the German style helmets with Croatian decals]

    Ustaša oath:

    'I pledge to God almighty and everything sacred to me that I will uphold my Ustasha principles
    and obey the laws and unconditionally obey all orders of the Poglavnik (leader), that I will keep all secrets told to me unrevealed.
    I pledge that in the Ustasha ranks I will fight for the Independent State of Croatia and execute all of what my Poglavnik orders.
    I pledge that once the Independent State of Croatia has risen I will defend Croatian national freedom in the Ustasha ranks,
    protect it and defend it. If I break this oath, I am aware of any mistake and misdeed, by Ustasha laws I will receive a death sentence.
    May God Help me! Amen!'

    [Above: Croatian volunteers on parade.]

    [Above: Badge of the Croatian Air Force Legion, or 'Hrvatska Zrakoplovna Legija', which was a volunteer section of the Luftwaffe.]

    [Above: This Croatian pilot wears the badge above, plus an Iron Cross 1st Class and a German flying award.]

    [Above: Croatian pilots.]

    [Above: Croatian pilot.]

    [Above: This is the Do 17Z-2 flown by a Croatian volunteer squadron on the Eastern front.]

    [Above: This little beauty is a member of an Ustaše youth group. Note the distinctive 'U' standing for Ustaše on her cap.]

    [Above: Croatian postage stamps (block of four) honoring its Axis partners fighting communism. Click on image to enlarge and see other related items!]

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  • The British Free Corps (BFC) was composed largely of ex-prisoners of war from the British commonwealth. This unit was formed in the spring of 1944. The details are scarce, but historian Robert A. Best names 165 volunteers. He also quotes a source which says by January 1945, 1,100 Britons had applied to join the formation. Additionally, there was also a Waffen-SS Irish Brigade, which was said to be composed of around 400 men.
    The British Free Corps: The Story of the British Volunteers of the Waffen SS, Robert A. Best, ©2010 (ISBN 978-1904911906)]
    In the closing days of WW2 these gallant men were joined with the Waffen-SS Division Nordland, at least one of whom died in the Battle of Berlin. There were volunteers from Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.

    In March of 1945, the men of the British Free Corps were deployed alongside their Scandinavian comrades in the 11th Waffen-SS division Nordland. The majority of the men were scattered throughout the division, but there was a squad-sized unit of BFC deployed with the 3rd company of the reconnaissance battalion. This unit was composed of mainly Swedish Waffen-SS volunteers.

    The historian Richard W. Landwehr wrote:

    'The Britons were sent to a company in the detachment that was situated in the small village of Schoenburg near the west bank of the Oder River.'
    [Richard W. Landwehr, Britisches Freikorps: British Volunteers of the Waffen-SS 1943-1945, page 83, ISBN 978-1475059243]

    On March 22, the company was nearly overrun by an advance element of the Soviet army, which had accidently stumbled on their position. During the chaos and surprise the men of the British Free Corps and their comrades quickly gained the upper hand and launched a vicious counterattack, which forced the Soviets to retreat.
    A single soldier of the BFC, Kenneth Edward Berry, was captured during the battle and was interned. One of these men, a Corpsman named Eric Pleasants, would later heroically distinguish himself in the Battle of Berlin.

    [Above: British Free Corps uniform cuff band.]

    [Above: British Free Corps collar tab.]

    [Above: British Free Corps pamphlet written by British volunteer Frank McLardy explaining the aims and promises of the unit. Circa February 1944.]

    [Above: British John Amery in 1932. Amery was the spiritual father of the British Free Corps. He was the son of the British Secretary of State for India. He also had fought on Franco's side in the Spanish Civil War. He was a passionately loyal and dedicated fighter for truth. He was sentenced to death after an 8 minute trial! He was hung to death on 12-29-1945. Albert Pierrepoint, the man who hung him, described Amery as 'the bravest man that he ever had to hang'.]

  • 'Without mentioning anybody I am sure that many sincere patriots would say what for almost two months, I have said to you.
    Because men have died, because men are exiled or languish in jail, that is all the more reason why we must carry on and even sacrifice ourselves, so that their love of peace, of human kindness, their ardent patriotism can find a worthy echo, a justification of the belief they placed on us collectively and individually.
    It can never be treason, in war time or at any other time, to love ardently one's country and to take up arms because all the things that are sacred to us are being systematically violated. The public, the free Englishman, did not declare the war, but a disheartened old gentleman, pressed from all sides by the men who wanted this, the Jews. It killed him – remorse for the crime?... or because he was too old, too weary to fight on for the peace he did all he could to maintain. No one will ever know. But think of this terrible thought he must have had as he felt how all his attempts were systematically opposed, sabotaged and falsified by the creatures of the trusts, and above all, to the public, by the press, by the BBC.
    The real traitors are in London. Those that barter away our Empire to maintain the premiership or other political functions. Those that ship their gold to America, our gold. Those that make fortunes out of the munitions industries, out of the black market, out of the sweat of our workers and the blood of our soldiers.
    I make only one New Year's wish, it is this: that you will all realize in time, that you will act in time, so that never may come the day of the final, absolute, and irrevocable catastrophe, when you turn in the ashes of our possessions and of our honor by the cemeteries of those that have died so uselessly, and say: If only they had known!'

    -John Amery, from a 1943 radio broadcast

    [Above: SS-Mann Kenneth Berry and SS-Sturmmann Alfred Minchin, with German officers, April 1944.]

    [Above: Men of the British Free Corps. Note the great collar tab shot.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS recruiting poster for the British Free Corps.]

    [Above: Another Waffen-SS recruiting poster for the British Free Corps.]

    [Above: And yet another Waffen-SS recruiting poster for the British Free Corps.]

    [Above: John Amery after being captured in Milan, Italy at the end of the war.]

    [Above: As above.]

    [Above: German poster: 'Deutschland wird siegen!' = 'Germany will win!']

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  • Click here to see read a pamphlet by British Free Corp member Francis MacLardy

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  • The Free Arabian Legion was a German military unit formed from Arab volunteers from the Middle East and North Africa. They would later fight in Greece and the Caucasus.

    [Above: Greece 1943, members of the Free Arabian Legion. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

    [Above: Something must have been REAL funny!!!]

    [Above: An African volunteer of the Free Arabian Legion.]

    [Above: A rare photograph of both a member of the Free Arabian Legion and a Cossack Wehrmacht volunteer.]

    [Above: An African officer of the Waffen-SS, complete with SS camouflage smock and helmet cover.]

    [Above: A German with his African comrade.]

    [Above: Somewhere in Africa...]

    [Above: This flag's symbolism is as follows:
    The red stands for courage, while the white stands for purity.
    The red also represents the human body or physical life, while the white represents the human soul or spiritual life.
    Together they stand for a complete human being
    .]

    [Above: This Indonesian volunteer was part of the Dutch Waffen-SS Grenadier-Brigade Landstorm Nederland. It is not known how this man ended up in Europe, but there is a story behind the photo, which is as follows:
    'The photo came from Mark Bando, the American researcher of American Airborne units. In the course of his research into the 101st Airborne Division, he met with Wilson Boback, who had fought in the Netherlands during Market-Garden in September 1944. Boback's unit came into contact with part of the Landstorm Nederland, and Boback killed a man from the LN and then searched his body. He took from it a photo of the man, who was obviously Indonesian (or part), which showed him in the uniform of the Legion Nederland (wolf's hook collar patch, Dutch made arm shield and cuff title), along with the flaming grenade helmet decal of the LN.'
    ]

  • Amongst the Japanese fighting in China in the 1930s and 1940s were Korean volunteers. Eventually Korean volunteers even made their way to Europe and fought with the German Wehrmacht against the Allies on the Western Front.

    [Above: Japanese army interpreter (right) and a Korean policeman with a group of Korean civilians evacuated from the area around Lake Khasan, Korea, 1938. Lake Khasan is a small lake in Russia, on the border with North Korea and China. The lake, described as 'the tight corner where the territories of Korea, Manchuria, and Russia meet', was the site of the Battle of Lake Khasan in the summer of 1938.]

    [Above: France, 1945. Korean Wehrmacht volunteers taken prisoner by the Allies.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Romanian arm shield patch, for non-field use.]

  • Despite Romania's cowardly leaders betraying her people toward the end of the war and siding with the communist enemy, the Romanian people knew who the real enemy was. Many Romanian soldiers continued to fight beside their German comrades even after their country's betrayal. The greatest commando of WWII had this to say about the loyalty and bravery they displayed:

    'In Romania our allies of yesterday were now the enemy. I must state, however, that there were entire Romanian regiments that fought at our side until the end. In February 1945 at Schwedt [Germany] on the Oder I had a Romanian regiment under my command...'
    My Commando Operations: The Memoirs of Hitler's Most Daring Commando, page 307, by Otto Skorzeny, Schiffer Military History 1975/1995

    [Above: Romanian Feldpost postcard from 1944. It basically says 'Germany and Romania - comrades today and forever'.]

    [Above: The Heroes of Europe are hailed in this marvelous courtyard in Romania.]

    [Above: Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (September 13, 1899 - November 30, 1938), leader of the Romanian Iron Guard, revolutionary, author and martyr]

    [Above: Codreanu and his wife Elena Ilinoiu Codreanu]

    [Above: A beautifully done rendition of Codreanu. This image shows an example of Codreanu's signature. Click on the image to see another example of his signature for study purposes.]

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    Click here to see video of Codreanu's 1940 second funeral in Bucharest

    [Above: Legionary stamp bearing the symbol of the Iron Guard over a green cross--this stood for one of its humanitarian ventures.]

    [Above: Iron Guard ink postage stamp cancels. Circa 1940.]

    [Above: Horia Sima (July 3, 1907 - May 25, 1993). Sima became the second leader of the Iron Guard in 1938 after Codreanu was murdered. Sima was a staunch patriot and lifelong fighter of Communism.]

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    [Above: Romanian soldiers on the Eastern Front. Until the fiery end days of WW2, Romania was a staunch ally of Germany and the Axis. Eventually, like all of Eastern Europe, the communist death machine would pour into the region, resulting in utter chaos and treachery. Many Romanian and German soldiers would have to fight their way out of the country as the communists gained control and ordered that Romanian guns be turned on their former Axis allies.]

    [Above: Romanian postage stamp from October 11, 1941]

    [Above: Romanian postage stamp sheet honoring their soldiers and German comrades on the Eastern Front, circa October 16, 1941]

    [Above: A close-up of one of the stamps above. It says: 'The holy war against bolshevism']

    [Above: Envelope from 1941. Note the 'Odesa' overprints on some stamps honoring the great siege and liberation of the Ukrainian city of Odessa, which was a communist stronghold.]

    [Above: Ion Victor Antonescu (June 15, 1882 – June 1, 1946) was the Prime Minister of Romania. He began his destiny as a soldier and rose to the heights of national hero, regaining much land for his country which had been previously stolen (Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina). After suffering terrible losses on the Eastern Front, he was forced to sue for peace with the great communist monster--but it came too late. After the war Antonescu was murdered along with other Romanian politicians by communist death squads after being 'charged' in a kangaroo court.]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler greets Marshal Ion Antonescu.]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler greets a Romanian officer who lost his hand at Stalingrad. From left: Marshal Ion Antonescu, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Secretary of State Otto Meissner. Castle Klessheim in Salzburg, April 12, 1943.]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Ion Antonescu

    [Above: Peasants from Craiova, Romania's 6th largest city, salute Marshal Ion Antonescu. Circa November 1943.]

    [Above: A postage stamp of November 1, 1942 honoring fellow Axis leaders Adolf Hitler and Mussolini. The top of the stamp bears the picture of Romanian King Michael, while the bottom picture is of Prime Minister Ion Antonescu. Last but not least, two faces that need no introduction, Hitler is on the left and Mussolini's on the right.]

    [Above: Here is a poster advertising a soccer/football match between Germany and Romanian.]

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    [Above: Here is an SS volunteer who has been identified as being from the Romanian region of Transylvania (seen here in front of the MG-42 machine gun).]

    [Above: Northern Transylvania, August 1944. The words painted on the sign: 'Sieg oder Sibirien! Die Wende kommt - DURCHHALTEN - Unsere Treüe züm Führer Adolf Hitler verbürgs den ENDSEIG!' Basically means 'Victory over Siberia! The turning point comes - PERSEVERE - Our loyalty to the Führer Adolf Hitler brings the FINAL VICTORY!']

    [Above: Sigmund Heinz Landau, born in Transylvania, he volunteered and fought in the Luftwaffe and the Waffen-SS. This photo shows Landau in Minsk, 1942.]

    [Above: Landau's book, originally published in 1985 and again published in 2015.]

    Men from Transylvania took part in the terrible battles of the Axis defense of Budapest, where every man and weapon was utilized in a frantic effort to stop the communist juggernaut.

    'In the night, after hiding for five days, two German soldiers made their way to Buda across the ice near the Chain Bridge.
    Their example was followed, in the opposite direction, by some members of the Hungarian 1st Armored Division,
    mainly Transylvanian Romanians and Gypsies drafted from the division's baking company as replacements for the defense of the Buda bank.'

    -The Siege of Budapest by Krisztián Ungváry, Pg. 169

    'The best jihad is to speak truth in front of an oppressor.'
    -Prophet Muhammad, Musnad Ahmad 18449

    [Above & below: Waffen-SS Azerbaijanis sleeve shield. 'Biz Alla Bilen', akin to the German 'Gott Mit Uns', means 'God is with us'.]

    [Above: Here Azerbaijani Waffen-SS volunteers are taking some time out for a game of chess. Over 60% of the Waffen-SS by the end of the war were non-German and not 'white'.]

    [Above: Azerbaijanis soldiers in France. 'Azerbaijanis' are 'Turkic' people living mainly in N.W. Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as neighboring states like Georgia, Russia, etc...]

    [Above: Aserbaidschan printed patch.]

    [Above: A decorated Azerbaijani Waffen-SS volunteer]

    [Above: Here is a soldier's newspaper for Azerbaijanis Waffen-SS volunteers]

    [Above: Turkistan embroidered patch.]

    [Above: Turkistani volunteer.]

    [Above: Turkistani volunteers being in an award ceremony.]

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    [Above: Close-up of beautiful ten gulden note from 1942. Click to see full image.]

    [Above: Uniforms of volunteers from the Netherlands Waffen-SS were adorned with the Germanic 'Wolfsangel' rune. It could be found on their uniform sleeves and their collar tabs. The National Socialist party of the Netherlands (NSB) also used the symbol. Historically this ancient runic symbol was believed to be able to ward off wolves.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Netherlands sleeve shield, for non-field use]

    [Above: Anton Adriaan Mussert (May 11, 1894 - May 7, 1946). Mussert was the founder and leader of the NSB, or Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (National Socialist Movement), which was a National Socialist Party in the Netherlands formed in 1931. After the occupation of the Netherlands during WW2 Mussert helped recruit Waffen-SS volunteers among the NSB. On December 13, 1942 Adolf Hitler declared Mussert 'Leader of the Dutch People'. After the war Mussert was murdered by firing squad for 'high treason' after a two day 'trial'.]

    'Steady and True'
    -NSB motto

  • The NSB flourished in the 1940s with its membership reaching over 100,000.

    [Above: 'Mussert Wins'. Netherlands Nazi party vignette stamp for the election of 1935. This election garnered 300,000 votes for the NSB.]

    [Above: Members of the SS-Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande, circa winter 1942/43. These volunteers pictured are being awarded the Iron Cross.]

    [Above: Here is a NSB party poster.]

    [Above: A group of NSB members in 1935-- in the background you can see the above poster.]

    [Above: Here is a recruiting poster for the Waffen-SS in the Netherlands.]

    [Above & below: Two posters from the Netherlands. The bottom poster says: 'Bolshevism is death!' This striking poster was used in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Circa 1943.]

    [Above: German soldier with girls in traditional dress in the Netherlands, 1942.]

    [Above: What the Waffen-SS volunteers of all nations were fighting and dying for. Not only a future for their own children, but for the children of the future.
    This image is from a 1937 children's book from the Netherlands called 'De Appelboom' (The Apple Tree).
    You have to wonder if the Judeo-American-British mass-murder bombing spree killed this particular child, as it killed untold others.
    I am aghast at the fact that America and Britain actually made a policy to target civilians in their strategic bombing campaigns. Grisly evil.]

    [Above: Close-up of 100 gulden note from 1942. It bears the signature of Meinoud Rost van Tonningen, the second leader of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands (NSB) and President of the National Bank. Click to see full image.]

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    'We do not ask for much. An understanding and consciousness of the fatherland and of national unity; of the family, the primary social unit; of authority and of obedience to authority; of the spiritual values of life and of the respect that is owing to man; of the obligation to labor; of virtue and of the sacred nature of religion-that is what is essential in the mental and moral formation of a citizen of the 'Estado Novo'. We are opposed to all the international-isms, opposed to communism, to socialism, to libertarian syndicalism; we are opposed to all that disintegrates, divides, or dissolves the family; we are opposed to the class struggle. We are against those who know no country and no God; against the bondage of the workers, against the purely materialist conception of life, against the idea that might is right. We are against all the great heresies of our age, all the more because we are yet to be convinced that there is any part of the world where liberty to propagate such heresies has been the cause of anything good: such liberty, in the hands of the barbarians of modern times, serves only to undermine the foundations of our civilization.'
    — António de Oliveira Salazar

  • Portugal had a large Fascist party, the national syndicalists, also called the 'Blue Shirts' (camisas azuis), led by Francisco Rolăo Preto. It also had an unknown amount of volunteers who joined the Waffen-SS, usually attached to Spanish units within the Blue Division.

    [Above: The picture was taken in 1938 by photographer Américo Ribeiro at a canning factory in Setúbal. Note the picture on the wall of Adolf Hitler and Portuguese Prime Minister António Salazar. Also note the Portuguese flag flanked by an NSDAP flag and a Strength Through Joy flag. This picture depicts a dinner held for Strength Through Joy representatives from Germany organized by national-syndicalist Francisco Rolăo Preto, who was exiled at the time in Spain.]

    [Above: Portuguese men and women stiff arm salute. Although Portugal was officially neutral, that didn't stop brave Portuguese men from traveling to Spain and joining the Spanish Blue Division.]

    [Above: Portuguese fascist youth show their support.]

    [Above: A massive Portuguese rally.]

    [Above: Another Portuguese rally from the 1930s.]

    [Above & below: The Waffen-SS pay tribute to a Portuguese volunteer killed on the Eastern Front. Circa 1942.]

    [Below: Portuguese version of Signal magazine]

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    [Above: Crest of Serbia and Montenegro]

    [Above: Serbian volunteers.]

    [Above: Serbian Chetniks with their German allies in Jablanica. Circa 1942.]

    [Above: Serbian Chetniks displaying their flag. The root of 'Chetnik' is 'Cetnik' which means 'trooper'.]

    [Above: A large group of Chetnik fighters proudly displaying their flag.]

    [Above: Another Chetnik displaying a different unit flag.]

    [Above: Serbian Waffen-SS.]

    [Above: This poster says: 'Serbia is a member of the anti-communist front.']

    [Above: Anti-Communist postal vignette. The top says 'Europe knows Bolshevism'.
    Click on the stamp to see a postcard with this vignette and a poster.]

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    [Above: Eagle of the Nasjonal Samling (National Unity) party.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian patch]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian cuff-band]

    [Above: Symbol of Nasjonal Samling (National Unity) party.]

    [Above: Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssřn Quisling (July 18, 1887 – October 24, 1945).
    He served in the military from 1911 until the mid-twenties, specializing in Russian affairs. Stationed in Russia, he saw first hand the Bolshevik plague.
    In 1929 he returned to Norway and served as a diplomat and later Minister of Defense for two governments. In 1930 he wrote Russia and Ourselves, which spoke of the dangers of Bolshevism.
    In 1933 he founded the Nasjonal Samling (National Unity) party. On Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday Quisling sent him a card thanking him for "saving Europe from Bolshevism and Jewish domination".
    Quisling met Adolf Hitler on December 14, 1939. They two discussed a possible British invasion of Norway and the future of Nasjonal Samling.
    On April 9, 1940, during the German invasion of Norway, he gained power in a coup d'état. From 1942 to 1945 he served as Minister-President.
    At this post he made a single change to the constitution: a reinstatement of the ban on Jewish entry into Norway (which had been abolished in 1851).
    His last years were a mixture of triumphs and tragedies. Despite his great love for Norway, many political obstacles remained unbeatable for Quisling.
    He was murdered by firing squad at Akershus Fortress, in Oslo, on October 24, 1945.
    His last words before being shot were, 'I'm convicted unfairly and I die innocent.' ]

  • 'I know that the Norwegian people have sentenced me to death, and that the easiest course for me would be to take my own life.
    But I want to let history reach its own verdict. Believe me, in ten years time I will have become another Saint Olav.'

    -Quisling to Bjřrn Foss, May 8, 1945

    [Above: Here is a girl wearing a Nasjonal Samling uniform.]

    [Above: Halldis Neegaard Řstbye (May 23, 1896 - October 13, 1983).
    She was born in Stor-Elvdal. Halldis was a fervent Norwegian patriot.
    Norwegian film director Arne Skouen called her 'Norway's most fanatical Nazi woman'.
    She was a prominent member of Quisling's Nasjonal Samling party.
    She was also the first chairman of the Lady's Ski club, and is credited as being 'very important for the women's ski sport development in Norway'.]

    [Above: Halldis wrote the book 'Jřde-Problemet og dets Lřsning' (The Jewish Problem and its Solution), 1939, and 'Jodenes Krig' (Jewish War), 1941.]

    [Above: From left to right: Vidkun Quisling, Culture Minister Rolf J. Fuglesang, Halldis Neegĺrd Řstbye and Maria Quisling on the terrace of Gimle, Quislings residence on Bygdřy outside Oslo.]

    [Above: Head of Norwegian State Vidkun Quisling, center right, with Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler during a state visit to Germany.]

    [Above: Female members of Nasjonal Samling (National Unity) party.]

    [Above: Two Norwegian officers of the 'Gjentehird' (A faction of a youth organization fashioned after the Hitler Youth/BDM, for ages 14 to 18 yrs). The girl on the right wears German 'Distinguished Foreigner Decoration.']

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian frontline nurse Elsa Stendal.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian frontline nurses at a swearing in ceremony.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian frontline nurse and comrades.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian frontline nurses with officers.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Norwegian frontline nurses.]

    [Above: A female member of Nasjonal Samling stands next to another female in traditional dress.]

    [Above: Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952)was an amazing Norwegian author who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Over a period of seventy years he published more than 20 novels, poetry, short stories, plays, a travelogue, and essays. His classic 1890 novel 'Hunger' being one of my all-time favorites. Hamsun was a father and pioneer of many styles of writing. Ernest Hemingway even stated that 'Hamsun taught me to write'.

    [Above: Hamsun's masterpiece 'Hunger'. I personally love this book! It is truly a beautiful piece of literature, if you haven't read it - you must!]

    'I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge off; instead I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all. I put my legs up on the bench and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion. There wasn't a cloud in my mind, nor did I feel any discomfort, and I hadn't a single unfulfilled desire or craving as far as my thought could reach. I lay with open eyes in a state of utter absence from myself and felt deliciously out of it.'

    During World War II, Hamsun strongly supported the German war-effort and even met with Adolf Hitler several times. After one occasion of meeting with Hitler he told an adjutant 'Tell Hitler we believe in him'. In 1940 he wrote that 'the Germans are fighting for us'. Hamsun also met with Joseph Goebbels, whom had a deep respect for Hamsun. Upon returning to his native Norway, Hamsun sent his Nobel prize to Goebbels! Saying that he deserved it for all his work. Hamsun also met with soldiers on various fronts, including U-boat crews.

    [Above: Knut Hamsun (left) visiting a German U-boat]

    [Above: Growth of the Soil, first published in 1917, won Hamsun the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.]

    Alfred Rosenberg praised Hamsun in his 1930 book The Myth of the Twentieth Century, proclaiming Growth of the Soil to be 'the great present-day epic of the Nordic will in its eternal, primordial form.'

    On June 14, 1945 Knut Hamsun was arrested for 'the commission of acts of treason'. Since he was such a famous and beloved author, and due to his advanced age, he was committed to Grimstad, which was basically an insane asylum (see Ezra Pound). I guess if you're too famous to be thrown in a dungeon they like to throw you in an insane asylum, after all, you'd have to be crazy to have a different opinion than those in power, right? In 1947 he was tried and fined an absurdly huge amount of 575,000 Kroner. The powers-that-be effectively destroyed this great author's name for many decades after WW2. Only in recent years have Norwegians been given 'permission' to enjoy his timeless works again. Having an opinion in a 'democratic' country can be very dangerous...]

    'I only wanted to say these few simple things. My intention is not to defend myself... if it seems so, it is only because of the substance of my statement, because I was obliged to mention a certain number of facts. If my intention was to defend myself, I would have referred to the witnesses... And I did not wish to mention my documents: I have quite a few you know. These can be filed away. These can await a future day, a better time perhaps, and another tribunal than this one. There will be a tomorrow, without doubt, and I can wait. Time is on my side. Dead or alive, it doesn't matter... I can wait. It's one thing I can do well.'
    -Knut Hamsun's defiant closing words of his statement to the Norwegian Supreme Court after three years incarceration.

  • Read a eulogy Knut Hamsun wrote in 1945 appearing in the newspaper 'Aftenposten'

    [Above: Arhild Hamsun, the son of Knut Hamsun, in his Waffen-SS uniform. He was a volunteer to the Waffen-SS and as seen here was decorated with the Iron Cross for bravery.]

    [Above: Here is a Norwegian/German rally highlighting the unity and common interests of the two peoples.]

    [Above: One of many colorful Waffen-SS recruiting posters for Norway.]

    [Above: This is a postal vignette/label depicting the 'Norske Legion'.]

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  • Another little known supporter of the Axis cause was Iran. Like its neighbor Iraq, it even joined sides with the Germans, but was invaded shortly afterward by the British and their communist ally the Soviet Union. Although the pictures seen here are from post-WW2, there were many National Socialists in Iran during the war (and still are to this day). One of the most notable was Dr. Davud Monshizadeh. Dr. Monshizadeh would later help form the National Socialist Iranian Workers Party called 'SUMKA' (from the acronym of 'Hezb-e Sosialist-e Melli-ye Kargaran-e Iran' in Parsi language). SUMKA was one of the top three political parties of Iran for a time.

    [Above: Dr. Davud Monshizadeh.]

  • Monshizadeh was born in Tehran. His father, who had served in the Cossack Brigade, was killed, probably due to political reasons, while Davud was still young.

    In 1931 he went to France to further his education, where he received a degree in literature in 1937. The next year he moved to National Socialist Germany to continue his studies.

    By the fateful year of 1939 Monshizadeh, together with Bahram Shahrokh, worked for the German government in broadcasting truth to their countrymen for the Deutsche Radio.

    It is said that in 1940 Monshizadeh wrote several articles for the newspaper Das Reich, but I'm unable to confirm this.

    In 1943 he earned his doctorate in philosophy and literature.

    In the terrible last days of WWII Monshizadeh found himself fighting alongside the Waffen-SS in the Battle of Berlin, where he was badly injured. According to his own account, his wounds kept him in and out of hospitals until 1947.

    That year, in 1947, he taught Iranian studies (Iranology) and Persian language at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

    In 1950 he taught the Persian language at the Alexandria University in Egypt.

    In 1952, with fellow nationalists Manouchehr Amir Mokri and Hussein Zarabi, he formed the SUMKA Party of Iran. Among other things, SUMKA played a role in oil nationalization in Iran. It should he noted, however, that although SUMKA was officially formed in 1952, their activities dated back into the 1940s.

    The next year, in 1953, Monshizadeh was 'Unofficially Exiled' to Europe by the puppet ruler Mohamad Reza Shah Pahlavi.

    The years after and Monshizadeh's activities are a mystery at this time. Sometime in 1989, in Sweden, he passed into history, probably taking much of his remarkable story with him.

    [Above: Flag of the National Socialist Workers Party of Iran (SUMKA). Note the strange symbol on the flag is actually the shape of a bird. It stands for the Simurgh bird, a benevolent Iranian mythological bird that can be equated to the phoenix - which symbolizes rebirth or regeneration.]

    [Above: Dr. Davud Monshizadeh gives the stiff arm salute]

    [Above: Dr. Davud Monshizadeh at the podium]

    [Above: Dr. Davud Monshizadeh at his SUMKA office]

    [Above: A SUMKA party meeting]

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  • During World War I, German and Turkish soldiers (the two countries were allies during WWI) liberated a small portion of Iran until 1918. They printed five different denominations of German Imperial Treasury notes with a red overprint in Farsi that were used locally. In addition to the 12 qiran 10 shahi (5 Mark) and 25 qiran (10 Mark) notes pictured, the rest of the issue were: 5 Tomans (on a 20 Mark note), 25 Tomans (on a 100 Mark note), and 250 Tomans (on a 1,000 Mark note).

    [Above: A German five mark note from 1904 with a Farsi overprint of 12 qiran 10 shahi used by German and Turkish soldiers in Iran during WWI.]

  • Germany was a friend to the Arab world dating back many years before WWII. In WWI the majority of Arabs in Iran (Persia) were sympathetic to Germany and hoped for a German victory. The country's oil fields were occupied by the Allies, and British and Russian interests dominated the country. Although technically neutral, several battles were fought on Iranian (Persian) soil between Ottoman and Russian forces. The more you learn about WWII the more you will understand that the two World Wars were very similar and interconnected. The so-called 'Good Guys' enslaving half the world, doing anything to keep their positions of power and having more gold than they could ever spend.

    [Above: A German ten mark note from 1906 with a Farsi overprint of 25 qiran used by German and Turkish soldiers in Iran during WWI.]

    [Above: Ferenc Szálasi (January 6, 1897 – March 12, 1946).]

  • Ferenc Szálasi was the leader of the Hungarian Arrow Cross Party and was also Head of State and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary's 'Government of National Unity'. Unfortunately his desperately needed leadership came too late in the war, he was only leader in the final three months of Hungary's participation in World War II. Szálasi gained power after Germany removed Miklós Horthy by force after he attempted to betray the Axis with Russia.

    As a young man Szálasi followed in the footsteps of his father and joined the army at a young age. During WWI he became an officer and by 1933 he had attained the rank of major.

    Soon after becoming a major Szálasi became involved in politics and often lectured on Hungary's political affairs. Szálasi was known as a staunch right winger and a strong proponent of Hungarism.

    In 1935 Szálasi felt his calling stronger than ever. He left the army in order devote his full attention to politics. It wasn't long before he founded the Party of National Will, a nationalistic group, which was soon outlawed by the corrupt government for being too radical.

    Unbeaten, Szálasi founded the Hungarian National Socialist Party in 1937, but this was also banned. Nonetheless, it had gained strong support from the working class and the poor.

    [Above: A beautiful rendition of Ferenc Szálasi.]

  • Inspired by Germany's Anschluss with Austria in 1938, Szálasi's party became more dedicated in their political activities. The tyrannical corrupt government feared Szálasi and he was arrested by the Hungarian Secret Police and imprisoned.

    This however backfired, Szálasi remained more powerful than ever a political figure in prison, and was proclaimed leader of the fascist Arrow Cross Party in 1938. The party was so popular that in the 1939 elections it gained 30 seats in the Hungarian Parliament, thus becoming one of the most powerful parties in Hungary.

    In 1940 Szálasi was freed due to a general amnesty resulting from the Second Vienna Award in 1940. But once again, soon after the start of WWII, the Arrow Cross Party was banned by Prime Minister Pál Teleki. The party went underground and soon attracted the support and backing of the Germans.

    In March 1944 Döme Sztójay became Prime Minister of Hungary and the Arrow Cross Party was legalized once more. The party grew more powerful than ever.

    But unbelievably, when Sztójay was deposed in August 1944, Szálasi once again became an enemy of the Hungarian government and Regent Miklós Horthy ordered his arrest.

    About this time Horthy was secretly planning on betraying the Axis, seeking a cowardly separate peace with communist Russia. But the Germans knew of his treachery and sent commando extraordinaire Otto Skorzeny, who forced him to abdicate.

    [Above: This is a poster of Ferenc Szálasi. Kitartás means persistence, it is the equivalent to 'Heil' in Germany.]

  • Once again Szálasi was freed. This time in total triumph. The Arrow Cross Party being fiercely popular, and with the help of the Germans, he was made Prime Minister and Head of State.

    Szálasi used everything he could to fight the enemies of not only Hungary, not only Europe, but mankind. He did everything in his power to fight an enemy that was already deep inside Hungarian territory. But it was too late.

    Szálasi's rule only lasted 163 days. The Arrow Cross Party's cabinet, which had tactically retreated from Hungary to Vienna, was dissolved on May 7, 1945, a day before Germany's surrender. Szálasi was captured by American troops in Mattsee, Austria on May 6 and handed over to the communists occupying Hungary on October 3.

    Szálasi was hanged on March 12, 1946 in Budapest, along with three of his former ministers, Gábor Vajna, Károly Beregfy and the party ideologist József Gera.

    Szálasi was buried in an unknown place. Today, Hungarians young and old are learning the truth about this great man. He is elevated to one of Hungary's greatest sons and martyrs. A tireless fighter who fought on despite dungeons and darkness. Kitartás!

    [Above: A proud father, Ferenc Szálasi with his beautiful daughter.]

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    [Above: The symbol of the Arrow Cross Party. Click on the image to see Arrow Cross armbands.]

  • Hungary's contribution to the Axis war effort was considerable. Below are figures, researched by the historian Antonio Munoz, detailing this.

    1) 150,000 men of the 'Arrow Cross' and 'Levente Youth Organization.'
    2) 310,000 Honved (Hungarian Army) personnel
    3) 17,000 Hungarian personnel of the police and Gendarmerie.
    4) 42,000 men of the 25th SS and 26th SS Infantry Division.
    5) 14,000 men of the 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division 'Maria Theresa.'
    6) 8-11,000 men of the 31st SS Volunteer Grenadier Division 'Batschka.'
    7) 3,500 men of the 1st Hungarian Battalion.
    8) 5,000 men of the SS Brigade 'Ney.'
    9) 250,000 Hungarian ethnic Germans.

    [Above: Men of the Arrow Cross party show their allegiance.]

  • Count Sándor Ágost Dénes Festetics de Tolna (May 31, 1882 – September 12, 1956) was a Hungarian nobleman, cabinet minister and leader of the 'Hungarian National Socialist People's Party' (HNSPP).

    Count Sándor Festetics came from one of Hungary's most illustrious families. During World War One the Count was chosen to serve in the cabinet of Mihály Károlyi as Minister of Defense in 1918.

    Count Festetics fell out of the eye of history for some years, only reappearing in 1933 to take charge of the Hungarian National Socialist People's Party. He was a fervent believer in National Socialism and spent a fortune expanding the party. Under his leadership the party grew and became organized. Inspired by Adolf Hitler's Germany, the HNSPP absorbed much of the German NSDAP's 25 point program.

    [Above: Count Festetics in 1938.]

    In 1934 the Count made an alliance with Zoltán Meskó (The Hungarian National Socialist Agricultural Laborers' and Workers' Party (HNSALWP)) and Fidél Pálffy (The Hungarian National Socialist Party (HNSP)) who had their own movements. Sometime that year he left the party, or was even expelled, if we are to believe rumors that he was expelled from the party for not being firm enough on the Jewish problem.

    The parties came together as the 'National Socialist Party of Hungary' in 1935 with Fidél Pálffy eventually becoming the leader.

    The Count continued on however and in 1935 he helped smaller movements like those led by István Balogh and Kálmán Hubay.

    That same year he was given a seat in Parliament, which lasted from 1935 until his retirement in 1939.

    Count Festetics was very committed to solving the Jewish problem of finding a homeland. During his time in Parliament he even announced that the Jews should be helped to find their own land. In the early days, like some German National Socialists, he also supported the Zionist movement. After all, anything to remove the Jews from Europe would be beneficial to all.

    The Count even let a Zionist organization use his land for an agricultural training program designed to train Jewish youths who were preparing to migrate to Palestine.

    Once the Zionist plan was further revealed however, support in Europe quickly stopped.

    Count Festetics retired in 1939 and faded from history. He died a quiet death at his home near Lake Balaton (a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe) in 1956.

    [Above: Fidél Pálffy.]

  • Count Fidél Pálffy de Erdod (May 6, 1895 – March 2, 1946) was a Hungarian nobleman who was a leading National Socialist in Hungary during WWII.

    Pálffy was a WWI veteran and like so many others he lost his fortune in 1929 during the Great Depression. Disillusioned and seeking change, in 1933 he founded the 'Hungarian National Socialist Party', which he later merged with two other National Socialist groups led by Sándor Festetics and Zoltán Meskó.

    In 1935 Pálffy was the leader of the 'Hungarian National Socialist Party'. The tide turned however, and Pálffy could only watch as the group lost influence and members. It is said that during this time Pálffy worked with the German Reich Main Security Office [RSHA].

    Count Pálffy wasn't disillusioned by the setbacks of the party and he began to find ways to make a comeback. He allied himself with László Baky and Ferenc Szálasi, and in 1941 he relaunched the Hungarian National Socialist Party.

    Pálffy was almost chosen to be the leader of Hungary. His contacts in the SS knew him to be a fervent and loyal fighter. He worked hard toward German-Hungarian unity.

    Eventually he found a position in the government as Minister of Agriculture.

    Predictably, Pálffy was found guilty of 'collaboration' and was hanged for treason in March 1946.

    [Above: Count Pálffy, in the hands of his enemies, stoic and brave, ready to give his life for his people.]

    His murder was controversial, however, as like so many others, there was no evidence of a crime. Ultimately he was murdered for his National Socialist writings and his part as Minister of Agriculture in Szálasi's government. Communists don't need a reason to kill.

    [Above: Here is a picture of a Hungarian soldier and his German ally, who is a machine gunner of the Totenkopf Division. They are standing next to a King Tiger tank in Budapest in early December, 1944.]

    [Above: Here is a postcard from Axis partner Hungary, circa 1941.]

    [Above: Here is a poster from the 'Arrow Cross Party', which was the Fascist party of Hungary. The captions reads 'Despite it all...!']

    [Above: Hungarian officers speaking to a German comrade after the German assault on Castle Hill. Note the Arrow Cross armband. An SS paratrooper can be seen in the background.]

    [Above: Funeral for fallen Hungarian and German soldiers in the courtyard of the Royal Palace on October 16, 1944. Note the mix of German, Hungarian army and Arrow Cross soldiers. German commando extraordinaire Otto Skorzeny is standing on the far right.]

    [Above: Here are two Hungarian stamps from 1941 honoring the Axis soldier.]

    [Above: This poster says 'Am I also a target?' Note the murderous American bomber...]

    [Above: Here are two Hungarian stamps from 1943 honoring the Axis soldier and nurse. This is a rare imperforate variety of stamp.]

    [Above: On the left is Sakamoto Shunji, Japanese correspondent. Their insignia, vaguely seen here over his pocket, was a winged sword and torch.]

    [Above: Ethnic Germans from Hungary in the Waffen-SS. Check out that awesome sign!]

    [Above: Hungarian war correspondents with Russian girls in traditional dresses in a newly liberated Russian village, 1942.]

    [Above: Budapest residents in Budapest view a captured Soviet BT-7 tank at an exhibition of captured enemy equipment in the city park.]

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  • The Waffen-SS Georgian Legion was composed of at least 12 infantry battalions. The 822nd Georgian Infantry Battalion served on the Atlantic Wall during the Allied invasion of Normandy. It is interesting to note that Stalin is from Georgia...

    [Above: Waffen-SS Georgian sleeve shields - silkscreened and embroidered.]

    [Above: 'Tatashvill is a Georgian. His people, which numbers about two millions, inhabits the southwest of the Caucasus. For the most part, they have retained their traditional Christianity. Ever since 1801, when they were annexed by the Russian Empire, they have fought again and again for freedom or for genuine autonomy. Before the First World War many of the Georgians hoped that the Russian Socialists would bring about a change and give them their liberty. They were bitterly disappointed by Bolshevism and Stalin, who is himself a Georgian, and are now fighting with dogged enthusiasm against the Soviets.'
    -Signal magazine, English edition.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Georgian Legion recruits line up for inspection.]

    [Above: Soldiers of the Waffen-SS Georgian Legion in training, circa 1943. They are armed with captured Russian Degtyarev DP light machine guns.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Georgia legion soldiers armed with captured Russian machine guns with 47-round magazines and Mosin-Nagant 7.62mm bolt action rifles.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Georgia legion Armed with M1910 Maxim 7.62mm belt-fed machine guns with water cooled barrel.]

    [Above: Soldiers of the Waffen-SS Georgian Legion on parade.]

    [Above: A Waffen-SS Georgian soldier in a studio portrait.]

    [Above: Georgian recruit, circa September 1944.]

    [Above: Georgians in front of a Volkswagen.]

    [Above: Periodical for Georgian volunteers, circa 1943.]

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    [Above: Waffen-SS Bergkaukasien sleeve shield]

    [Above: A poster used in the Caucasus. It basically says: 'Free Caucasus from Bolshevik Tyranny'.]

    [Above: Soldier of the Bergkaukasien Legion. Notice on his sleeve the second design of the arm patch used for only the North Caucasian Legion, as well as other North Caucasian volunteers serving with the 162nd (Turkic) Infantry Division and 'Sonderverband Bergmann'.]

    [Above: Soldier of the Bergkaukasien Legion. Note his sleeve patch.]

    [Above: Another soldier of the Bergkaukasien Legion in Northern France. Note his sleeve patch.]

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    [Above: Sleeve patch of the Volga Tatar Legion (3rd design).]

  • The first Tatars were a Mongol tribal confederation which dwelled in today's inner Mongolia. The word itself means 'taker, or hauler' in Mongolian.

    During 1921-1922 two million Tatars in Tatar ASSR and in the Volga-Ural region were starved to death by Stalin and his communist regime in what is known as a 'terror-famine' and 'famine-genocide'.
    It was catastrophic, half of the Volga Tatar population in the USSR died. The 1921–1922 famine in Tatarstan has been likened to the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine.

    For this reason and many others the Germans found eager volunteers amongst this people.

    [Above: Sleeve patch depicting the Tatar symbol of a bow and arrow.]

    [Above: 'Idris Shakirov is a Volga Tartar. His people, which lives on the Upper Volga, numbers approximately four millions. In spite of close contact with the Russians when it was exposed for many years to intense attempts at Russianization, this people has defended its national individualality and its own religion with conscious obstinacy and preserved its national integrity intact. Like their cousins in the Crimea, the Volga Tartars have taken advantage of the opportunity offered by the great international conflict of our day and are fighting for the rights of their people.'
    -Signal magazine, English edition.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS volunteers from an ethnicity known as 'Tatars'. One of the many peoples inhabiting Russia's vast land which joined the Axis cause against Communism. Note the Tatar flag with its distinct bow and arrow.]

    [Above: Volunteers of the Turkestan Legion at Legionovo near Warsaw, Poland. They took part in Operation 'Zepplin' in July 1942.]

    [Above: Volga Tatar volunteer. Note the bow and arrow symbol on his sleeve patch and the word 'URAL' for the Ural mountains.]

    [Above: Tatar volunteers ready themselves to protect their homelands from communism. A great shot of the unit patch.]

    [Above: A Tatar volunteer shows his artistic talents. Another great sleeve patch shot.]

    [Above: Tatars on the cover of Signal magazine. Circa 1942.]

    [Above: Crimean Tartars volunteers on the march.]

    [Above: Crimean Tartars meeting with a Muslim 'imam' religious leader.]

    [Above: Crimean Tartars worshipping in a mosque.]

    [Above: An Asiatic Crimean Tartar volunteer, hair slicked back and ready to kick some commie ass.]

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    'Allah's Apostle said, "You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews until some of them will hide behind stones.
    The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.'
    Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176, narrated by Abdullah bin Umar

  • Slovakia gained its independence from Czechoslovakia with the aid of Germany in March of 1939. The Slovaks, like the ethnic Germans of Czechoslovakia, were not being represented in local or national government and being discriminated against in education, jobs, and the distribution of public funds. To illustrate Czechoslovakia's 'nationalities problem', consider this 1930 census of the country. This showed a total population of 14,730,000, made up as follows:

    Czechs - 7,447,000
    Germans - 3,218,000
    Slovaks - 2,309,000
    Magyars (Hungarians) - 720,000
    Ruthenes - 569,000
    Poles - 100,000
    Others - 266,000

    This sort of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity caused chronic problems and conflict. Technically the Slovaks shared with the Czechs the status of 'people of the state', as distinct from other minorities. When the Slovak people finally got their own independent state it was short-lived, a mere six years (1939-1945). The invading communist armies merged Slovakia with Czechoslovakia once again. It wasn't until January 1, 1993 that Slovakia would be a country again.

    [Above: The double cross is a symbol of Christian faith and the hills represent three symbolic mountain ranges: Tatra, Fatra and Mátra. This symbol dates back many centuries.]

    [Above: 'Untrennbar ist Unsere Freundschaft!' = 'Our Friendship is Inseparable'.]

    [Above: A street in Kezmarske Zleby, Slovakia.]

    [Above: Jozef Tiso.]

  • Jozef Tiso (October 13, 1887 – April 18, 1947) was not only the leader of Slovakia (1939-1945), he was also a Roman Catholic priest. At the end of World War II, Tiso was convicted and hanged for 'state treason, betrayal of the Slovak National Uprising and collaboration with Nazism'. On April 18, 1947, in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, while wearing his clerical outfit, Tiso was hanged. Instead of breaking his neck however, as is typical with hanging, the communist murderers claimed it was botched and he slowly suffocated to death. This 'accident' happened to many of the Allies' enemies. As per their style, dreadfully afraid of their enemies even after death, they buried him secretly 'to avoid having his grave become a shrine'. Oh how they fear these men and the truth they represent. Another murdered patriot in the mass murder spree that happened after the war.

    [Above: Jozef Tiso meeting with Adolf Hitler in Berlin in 1939.]

    [Above: Jozef Tiso's image on a Slovakian series of 1940s stamps. Click image to see more.]

    [Above: Vojtech Tuka.]

  • Vojtech 'Béla' Tuka (July 4, 1880 – August 20, 1946) was the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia (1940-1944) and also vice-chairman of the Slovak People's Party. A wise and spiritual man, in 1939 he referred to Hitler's 'abundant genius'. Unfortunately, by 1943, Tuka's health had deteriorated significantly and he finally resigned on September 2, 1944. Tuka was replaced by Štefan Tiso, the brother of the president Jozef Tiso. His health continued to deteriorate and he suffered a stroke which confined him to a wheelchair.
    At war's end the communists staged a mock trial and found him guilty of the typical lies and hung him on August 20, 1946. Hanging a man in a wheelchair? Pretty damn noble of them, eh?

    [Above: Andrej Hlinka (September 27, 1864 - August 16, 1938). He was the co-founder of the Slovak People's Party in 1913. He become the party chairman until his death in 1938. The regime and people of Slovakia considered him a national hero, and this admiration continues until this day.]

    [Above: Andrej Hlinka.]

    [Above: Autographed Andrej Hlinka postcard.]

    [Above: The Hlinka Guard belt buckle.]

  • The Hlinka Guard (established October 8, 1938) was a paramilitary force maintained by the Slovak People's Party, it was named after politician and Catholic priest Andrej Hlinka.

    [Above: The Hlinka Guard on the march.]

    [Above: An award ceremony. Note the peculiar Slovakian style helmets.]

    [Above: Another award ceremony.]

    [Above: Three postage stamps from 1943 depicting various branches of the Slovakian armed forces.]

    [Above: Two members of the 'Deutsch Jugend' of Slovakia.]

    [Above: Another member of the 'Deutsch Jugend' of Slovakia.]

    [Above: Slovakian membership dues revenue stamp for the German Labor Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront, DAF).]

    [Above: Female member of the Slovak Hlinka Youth on a promotional poster. The caption says: 'A healthy youth is a guarantee of the nation's defense capacity.']

    [Above: This stamp, circa 1942, bears the shields of the many Axis countries. Visible is Slovakia, Germany, Italy and Croatia.]

    [Above: This stamp, circa 1944, bears a striking image of a mother protecting her children from the flames of communism with the aid of a strong Slovakia.]

    [Above: This souvenir sheet was issued on December 18, 1944 as a semi-postal issue for the benefit of child welfare. Click on the picture for further information and additional examples.]

    [Above: Member of the Hlinka Guard with his daughter.]

    [Above: Here is an envelope from Slovakia circa April of 1939. Note the use of Czechoslovakian stamps which have been overprinted for Slovakia. It is sent from Bratislava, the country's capital.]

    [Above: This is a very rare trial overprint which was produced in November/December of 1938 to commemorate the Zilina Agreement which formalized the decentralization of the Czechoslovak government with respect to Slovakia and the establishment of the Second Czechoslovak Republic. On October 6, 1938 the Czechoslovak Government accepted the Zilina Agreement and Slovakia finally became an autonomous country and the aspirations of its people were finally fulfilled. Click on image to see other examples.]

    [Above: Rare WWII era Slovakian vignettes.]

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    [Above: The 'Tryzub' is the symbol of Ukraine. It is an ancient symbol believed to have originated as a tribal symbol.]

    [Above: The face of a silver ring probably worn by a Ukrainian soldier fighting with the Axis.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Ukraine sleeve shield]

    [Above: 'Vladimir Maximenko is a Ukrainian and thus belongs to the second largest people in the Soviet Union. The total number of Ukrainians is something more than 40 millions. The cold, unnatural theory of Sovietism is entirely foreign to the deeply optimistic nature of this vivacious people living in the fertile black earth country. There is a lively tendency in the Ukraine towards both economic and intellectual incorporation in Europe. It had now come to the surface again as strong and vigorous as ever. Ukrainian soldiers have always fought courageously against Bolshevism.'
    -Signal magazine, English edition.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS instructor teaching Ukrainian volunteers the ins and outs of the 50mm mortar.]

    [Above: These pro-Axis barefoot soldiers were fierce anti-communist fighters. Circa October 1941.]

    [Above: In traditional costumes.]

    [Above: Kharkov, Ukraine. The poster says: 'For the freedom for nations'. These photos were taken by a German photographer in 1942. Click the image to see additional color photos from Kharkov.]

    [Above: 'Hitler the Liberator'.]

    [Above: This poster shows the SS-Volunteer Division 'Galician' in the backdrop.
    It says: 'Help us with the fight for victory! We must set to [work], Galician compatriots!'.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS magazine for Ukrainian volunteers. The headline is:
    'We Go Into Battle' and the subtitle is: 'Infantry SS Division "Galicia"']

    [Above: This envelope was sent in 1944 and contains very rare regional German/Ukraine stamps, amongst the much more common overprinted German stamps bearing Hitler's image.]

    [Above: These 'label' stamps (no postage value) were sold to benefit the Ukrainian volunteers of the Waffen-SS in 1943 by the 'Halychyna'' (Galizien) Military Board of the Division. The proceeds from their sale went to benefit the Divisional Welfare Fund. The inscription on the labels means 'Riflemen Division SS'.]

    [Above: Taras Shevchenko]

  • Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (March 9, 1814 – March 10, 1861) was a revolutionary activist in Imperial Russia. An extremely talented and multi-faceted man, he was also a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, political figure, folklorist and ethnographer.

    His literary heritage is seen as the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and even modern Ukrainian language. His influence is still strong in Ukraine, as it was during the tumultuous days of German-backed Ukrainian independence during WWII.

    [Above: Adolf Hitler and Taras Shevchenko adorn the walls]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler and Taras Shevchenko posters held by women at a rally]

    [Above: Taras Shevchenko on Ukrainian currency from 1996]

    [Above: Taras Shevchenko on a Ukrainian postage stamp from 1994]

    [Above: Patriots in modern Ukraine summon the spirit of Taras Shevchenko]

    Below is a poem by Taras Shevchenko, written in 1845, called 'Don't Envy' (Ne zavydui bahatomu):

    'Don't envy, friend, a wealthy man:
    A rich man's life is spent
    Without a friend or faithful love --
    Those things he has to rent.
    Don't envy, friend, a man of rank,
    His power's based on force.
    Don't envy, too, a famous man:
    The man of note well knows
    The crowd's acclaim is not for him,
    But for that thorny fame
    He wrought with labor and with tears
    So they'd be entertained.
    But then, when young folk gather 'round,
    So fine they are and fair
    You'd think it's heaven, -- ah, but look:
    See evil stirring there...

    Don't envy anyone my friend,
    For if you look you'll find
    That there's no heaven on the earth,
    No more than in the sky.'

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    'For liberty and truth we fight,
    With words and deeds and song.
    For honesty and human right
    We stand, and not for wrong
    All true friends of New Germany,
    And this with pride we say,
    Are Friends of Peace, will always be Friends of the U.S.A.'

    -A song of the German-American Bund

    [Above: Symbol of the German-American Bund.]

  • The German-American Bund (bund = association) was a nationwide organization of Americans founded in 1936 and led by Fritz Kuhn. The origins of the Bund began as early as 1924 as the 'Free Society of Teutonia' formed by National Socialist Fritz Gissibl after moving to Chicago, Illinois from Germany. Two years later, in 1926, the name was changed to the 'National Socialistic Society of Teutonia'. The National Socialistic Society of Teutonia was a great success and its membership grew substantially throughout the Midwestern United States. In 1932 the movement once again changed its name, becoming bolder this time, taking on the new calling of 'Friends of the Hitler Movement'. The next year Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor in 1933 and the organization changed its name once again, this time to 'Friends of the New Germany'. In 1934 its leader, Fritz Gissibl, returned to Germany and was appointed State Secretary of Propaganda Ministry for Southern Germany. The Bund elected Fritz Kuhn as its new leader and in 1936 it underwent its final name change and became the 'German-American Bund' lasting until its forced dissolution in 1941.

    Chronology of name changes:
    Free Society of Teutonia - 1924-1926
    National Socialistic Society of Teutonia -1926-1932
    Friends of the Hitler Movement - 1932-1933
    Friends of the New Germany - 1933-1936
    German-American Bund - 1936-1941

    [Above: German-American Bund parade in New York City on East 86th Street, October 30, 1939.]

    [Above: Autographed photograph of Peter Gissibl, 1937.]

  • Fritz Gissibl (March 9, 1903 - ?) was the leader of various German-American National Socialist organizations. Gissibl was also an early supporter of National Socialism and had the honor of marching with Adolf Hitler during the Munich Putsch.

    Gissibl was born in Nuremberg, Germany and immigrated to America in December 1923. He co-founded and led the Teutonia Society in Detroit, Michigan in October 1924 with two of his brothers. This group, after a handful of name changes, later grew into the German-American Bund.

    Fritz was a printer by trade and worked for some time with the Chicago Daily News.

    Fritz Gissibl is said to be the very first person to officially raise the German NSDAP swastika flag on American soil! He did so at the opening of the German exhibit at the 1933 World's Fair.

    By the end of Roosevelt's first year in office, 1934, the Friends of the New Germany, which Fritz headed, had over 22,000 members!

    In 1934 Fritz and the Friends of New Germany began to be attacked by Supreme Court Judge and Congressman Samuel Dickstein, who was later found out to be a Soviet spy!
    Here's a quote from an October 4, 1934 Milwaukee newspaper:

    "Propaganda" against the Friends of New Germany, emanating
    purportedly from "Jewish sources" was deplored here by Fritz
    Gissibl of Chicago, Midwest leader, in an address to the local
    chapter of the organization.

    Gissibl assailed Congressman Samuel Dickstein of New York for
    investigating the "Friends," insisting that this was a blot
    on the twenty-eight per cent of Americans who are of German
    descent. He said that an attempt is being made to link Bruno
    Richard Hauptmann, Lindbergh kidnapping suspect, to the
    "Friends."

    But this was nothing new and not the first or the last time that Jews would use illicit means to attack the consitutionally protected men and women of the Bund. A Jewish Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th district named Nathan D. Perlman, who was also a judge who served in New York City from May 1, 1935 to September 1, 1936, wanted to disrupt the Bund rallies and was willing to do anything to do it. He used his connections with the Jewish mob and conspired with Jewish arch criminal Meyer Lansky to violently attack people attending the rallies.

    In March 1936, shortly after the founding of the German-American Bund, Fritz returned to Germany to live. In 1938 he founded the 'Zentrale der Kameradschaft-USA' in 1938. During WWII he served valiantly as an SS Obersturmbannführer in Poland.

    After the war he suffered 18 months in a 'de-nazification' prison. Unfortunately not much else is known.

    [Above: German-American Bund rally poster. This rally was held on February 20, 1939, in Madison Square Garden. On this historic date the Bund celebrated the birthday of the first president of the United States, George Washington. Approximately 20,000 Americans attended this rally! A series of speakers spoke at the grand rally, culminating in a speech by Bund leader Fritz Kuhn. Jewish groups, communists, trade unionists and other machinations of world slavery protested en masse on the streets outside. These goblins and slaves attacked the Bund crowd and mass violence ensued... often to the detriment of the protesters, as the picture below shows!]

    [Above: Beat to a pulp and demoralized members of the American Legion after picking a fight with members of the German American Bund. These men were among 100 mostly Jews who sought to terrorize and inflict harm on peaceful Bund members and their families. Better learn to fight before you pick fights, eh?]

    'Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Americans, American patriots: I am sure I do not come before you tonight as a complete stranger.
    You will have heard of me through the Jewish-controlled press as a creature with horns, a cloven hoof, and a long tail.'

    -Fritz Kuhn, at the opening of his speech at the 1939 Washington's Birthday Rally, to a sea of laughter.

    [Above: 1939 Bund rally at Madison Square Garden. Wow! Can you believe this rally was in America!? Click on image to see more pictures!]

    [Above: German-American Bund promotional art.]

    [Above: West Coast Bund leader Herman Schwinn speaking at Camp Seigfried.]

  • Herman Max Schwinn (August 13, 1905 - ?) was born in Hamburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1924. He originally settled in Canton and Akron, Ohio, but a few years later relocated to Los Angeles, California. He became very active in the Friends of New Germany and was once a close aid and friend to Mexican Gold Shirts leader General Nicolás Rodríguez Carrasco.

    In the mid-1930s he was made the Western Director of the German American Bund. This made him a target by the corrupt powers ruling the United States and he was actually stripped of his American citizenship in 1940! He was forced to resign his post and was replaced by Carl Woeppelmann. Like 100s of other great men and women he was a defendant in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944. At the time of this kangaroo court he was being held as an enemy alien. Ahh, freedom, ain't it great?

    [Above: Herman Schwinn (right) was the West Coast leader of the German American Bund from 1934-1941.]

    [Above: With pride and nothing to hide, Herman Schwinn is seen here in court! From left to right: Dr. Konrad Buchardi, Herman Schwinn, Ludwig Leithhold and Hans Winterhalter.]

    [Above: German-American Bund Youth Group on the march in New York City. Circa 1939.]

    [Above: This is a rally at Camp Siegfried, Long Island.]

    [Above: This picture is of the 'Friends of the Hitler Movement'.]

  • Dr. Hubert Schnuch (1894 - ?) was born in Germany in 1894 and emigrated to America in 1923. He held a Ph.D. degree in languages at Yale University and was also an instructor there. His claim to fame was when he became the local leader of the Chicago branch of the Free Society of Teutonia. This group was one of the first National Socialist groups in America. Schnuch later became one of the national leaders of Friends of New Germany, after the group changed its name.

    [Above: Badges like these were worn by different Bund districts in America]

  • Anton Haegele (1896 - ?) was the founder of the American National-Socialist Party. It was founded after a split in December 1934 when Haegele and his supporters staged a coup in New York against Hubert Schnuch, who was the leader of the Friends of New Germany. Not much else is known about Haegele and this fledgling group, but it no doubt faded into obscurity.

    [Above: American Volksbund Youth.]

    [Above: Another impressive large Bund rally.]

    [Above: New Jersey, USA in 1936. Hitler Youth style camps were established by German immigrants.]

    [Above: German-American Bund member Rev. John C. Fitting salutes his audience in February 1938. This meeting was held in New Jersey in honor of George Washington's birthday. One of the highlights of the evening was a speech by Rev. John C. Fitting. Washington was hailed as 'the first Fascist'. Sound strange to you? Take a look around America's court rooms and other government buildings, even the Oval Office, you'll find 'fasces' (the symbol of Fascism) aplenty, usually carved into marble nearly a century ago. There is even a fasces on an American dime.]

  • Rev. John C. Fitting (1884 - ?) was a member of the German American Bund and a Lutheran minister. He was also an insurance salesman who made his home in Union City, New Jersey. Fitting is perhaps most famous for the March 7, 1938 issue of Life magazine showing him saluting a portrait of George Washington.

    On January 31, 1941 Fitting and eight other members of the Bund including national leader G. Wilhelm Kunze, were sentenced to twelve to fourteen months in state prison on charges of violating the New Jersey 'race hatred' law by giving speeches at Camp Nordland near Andover Township, New Jersey in June 1940.

    Fitting was a naturalized American but like many Germans he was stripped of his citizenship in 1945 and was imprisoned by the Justice Department as an 'enemy alien'.

    Interestingly, Rev. Fitting was the spiritual adviser to accused Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Unfortunately not much else is known about Fitting at this time.

    Read a .pdf of speeches from the 1939 Bund rally:

    Free America!

    The German American Bund
    at Madison Square Garden
    February 20, 1939
    Speeches by
    J. Wheeler-Hill, Rudolf Markmann
    George Froboese, Hermann Schwinn,
    G. William Kunze and
    The Bund Fuehrer:
    Fritz Kuhn

    _______________________________________________

    It's interesting to note that the logical and natural ideals of fascism and National Socialism were held by America's founding fathers. Amazing, but true.

  • 'Fascist movement: The movement toward nationalism and conservatism as opposed to internationalism and radialism, originated by the Fascisti in Italy.'
    Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Fifth Edition), page 365

    The fasces were in fact plastered all over American monuments and halls in the past. A tiny example of these are - the chambers of the United States Supreme Court, the Hall of Congress, numerous courthouses around the nation and even the Lincoln Memorial, where Abraham Lincoln's hands rest on two giant fasces!

    [Above: Lincoln Memorial]

    [Above: Here is the hall where the American Congress gathers to help destroy the world. Check out the two fasces on the wall. The skilled hands that created them are long turned to dust -- as are the lofty ideals these workmen held. These symbols have seen the gradual destruction of a once great country. Now the congressmen who occupy this cursed hall are free to butcher the future of America. These evil men have no clue about what this admirable symbol represents, for they represent the interests of themselves and an insidious foreign government that controls them.]

    [Above: Front/back. American 'Mercury' dime, struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Note the fasces on the back of the coin.]

    [Above: 'Irishman Defends "Bund"' --An interesting letter from the newspaper 'Social Justice' (April 3, 1939), done by Father Charles Coughlin.]

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    [Above: Letters from Americans not wanting to get involved in a European war poured into the senate mail room at a rate of more than 200,000 a day! Americans were overwhelmingly pro-neutrality during the first years of WW2. In 1940 president Roosevelt won reelection on the promise: 'While I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before but I shall say it again and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.' But he lied. The powers-that-be wanted nothing more than to destroy Germany. Like usual, the American government and media did everything they could to get America involved in the war, eventually instigating the bombing of Pearl Harbor (which it is now admitted the president knew about before hand.)]

    [Above: Here a giant postcard bears the peaceful sentiments of 700 Iowans who signed it and sent to their senator.]

    [Above: This American poster from the 1930s links communism to the Jews.]

    [Above: This American flier from 1939 not only links communism to the Jews but also has quotes and statistics.]

    [Above: This 1930s poster was released by the 'Pacific Coast Anti-Communist Federation'.]

    [Above: This is an advertising stamp for the America First Committee (AFC), which was an extremely popular anti-war organization against American entry into World War II. It was formed on September 4, 1940 and dissolved on December 10, 1941, three days after the American instigated attack on Pearl Harbor.]

    [Above: This booklet 'Quarantine the Aggressor in the White House' was released by a group called the Consumers Guild of America, Inc.']

    In 1941 the German-American Bund was no more. Through the use of trumped up charges of corruption many innocent men and women were arrested.

    Interestingly, the Jewish man who led the attack against the Bund, a creature named Samuel Dickstein, who was also the Democratic Congressional Representative from New York and a New York State Supreme Court Justice, was also a Soviet spy (in 1999 Soviet files were opened to indicate he was a paid agent of the Russian secret service)! Dickstein played a key role in establishing the committee that would become the notoriously corrupt and unconstitutional 'House Committee on Un-American Activities'. Dickstein used this organization as a weapon to attack the enemies of communism, foremost: National Socialism and Fascism, but also patriots and nationalists of all kinds. Also interesting is that Dickstein's commie code name was 'Crook'. I wonder how many Supreme Court judges today are in the pockets of 'special interests'?

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    [Above: Massive DAWA (Deutsch-amerikanischer Wirtschaftsausschuss) meeting at Madison Square Garden, New York, May 17, 1934. 23,000 people attended with thousands outside that couldn't get in!]

  • The German-American Economic Alliance or most commonly known by its German acronym DAWA (DeutschAmerikanischer Wirtschaft Auscbuss) was founded by the Friends of New Germany and organized by Henry Otto Spier. Spier was also the New York commander of the American Stahlhelm ( the military auxiliary to the German-American organization Friends of New Germany) and the Deutsche Legion.

    The purpose of the organization was to advocate a response to the boycott of German goods by Jews all around the world. They called for a reactionary boycott of Jewish stores and goods in America.

    [Above: A gathering of DAWA men, New York, April 8, 1934]

    On the evening of May 17, 1934 DAWA held a massive rally in Madison Square Garden that was attended by 23,000 people and had thousands left outside of the completely packed auditorium. The city of New York prepared for the meeting with 700 policemen to keep order, but they were scarcely needed as the meeting was peaceful and orderly.

    Jewish groups had called for the meeting to be banned but to no avail. City authorities upheld DAWA's constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, including Mayor Fiorello LeGuardia and council member President Bernard S. Deutsch. Other DAWA meetings, such as one scheduled to take place in Carlstadt, New Jersey in late May 1934, were denied permits and therefore the participants were stripped of their constitutional rights. So much for the 'land of the free'.

    DAWA members would put up stickers on the windows of businesses so that people would know that they were members of the alliance. They also encouraged businesses to advertize in National Socialist newspapers.

    This boycott, that was solely prompted by worldwide Jewry's ban on German goods, was very successful. A classic case of handing out 'a taste of their own medicine.'

    [Above: Daily Express newspaper: 'Judea Declares War on Germany!' March 24, 1933]

    [Above: Poster: 'Judea Declares War on Germany! Boycott German Goods']

    [Above: This massive billboard was put above a Jewish shop: 'For Humanity's Sake Do Not Buy Nazi Made Goods']

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    [Above: The rather odd flag used between 1928 and 1994 known as the Oranje-Blanje-Blou.]

    [Symbol of the South African 'Ossewabrandwag']

    'If I retreat, kill me. If I die, avenge me. If I advance, follow me.'
    - Oath sworn by new recruits of the 'Stormjaers'.

  • South Africa had its share of National Socialist and pro Axis groups during WWII. Among them is the 'The Ossewabrandwag' and its paramilitary wing the 'Stormjaers' (Assault troops). The Stormjaers engaged in sabotage, doing what they could to weaken the enemy at home.

    [Above: Johannes van Rensburg.]

    The Ossewabrandwag was led by Johannes Frederik Janse van Rensburg, also known as 'Hans', who was born on September 24, 1898 and died on September 25, 1966, the day after his 68th birthday.

    In 1924 Hans became the private secretary to the South African minister of Justice. The next year, in 1925 he became the advisor to the Attorney-General. Five years later, in 1930, he obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Stellenbosch. He was a rising force and a man with a mission. By the fateful year of 1933 he was the Secretary of Justice. This enabled him to travel to many different countries, including Germany, where he met Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring and other German leaders.

    What Van Rensburg saw in Germany he greatly admired. He loved the language and held a great respect for the discipline of the German people. And of course, there was Adolf Hitler, whom he deeply admired. National Socialism attracted him greatly.

    [Above: The Commandant General giving the Ossewabrandwag salute as he enters the town hall to address a meeting, Brakpan, South Africa.]

    Van Rensburg became the official leader of the Ossewabrandwag on January 15, 1941. Under his capable leadership the organization would rise to 300,000 members! Van Rensburg and other brave patriots did what they could to hamper the unjust war against Germany, until, like thousands of their countrymen, they were arrested.

    After the war Van Rensburg wrote in his autobiography:

    'I fought [the] war effort and I fought it bitterly with all the means at my disposal - which were considerable... There is no doubt that they [the Ossewabrandwag] seriously hampered the government's war effort. Hampered it because the government was forced to draw off considerable manpower to guard many strategic points and essential services. A not inconsiderable military element also had to be retained in South Africa as a strategic reserve for possible emergency.'

    'The Ossewabrandwag is of the opinion that a German victory is an obvious condition for an Afrikaner republic to come into existence.
    Liberation can happen only as a result of a German victory.'
    -Johannes van Rensburg, Die Vaderland, August 8, 1942

  • Read the obituary of Johannes van Rensburg

  • Another group from South Africa was founded by Oswald Pirow and was called the 'Nuwe Orde' (New Order).

    [Above: Oswald Pirow.]

    Oswald Pirow, (August 14, 1890 — October 11, 1959) was a South African lawyer and politician, who held office as Minister of Justice and later Minister of Defense.

    Pirow was a committed anti-communist all of his life and as a politician sought to eradicate communism from South Africa. He was a fervent admirer of Adolf Hitler, whom he met in 1933.

    In 1938 he visited Europe again and met Benito Mussolini, António de Oliveira Salazar (Portugal) and Francisco Franco. He had a firm grasp of Europe's dire situation and knew war was inevitable.

    [Above: Defense Minister Pirow in Berlin, courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

    In 1940 Pirow joined the new Herenigde Nasionale Party (HNP). By September of that year he created his New Order group within the HNP.

    Pirow remained loyal to his ideals and unlike the HNP he refused to compromise. His steely resolve remained firm, even after his group broke from the HNP in 1942 after its leaders openly betrayed Germany and National Socialism.

    [Above: Oswald Pirow (left) at a reception of the Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. He is seen here having a conversation with Generalfeldmarschall Erhard Milch (right) and German diplomat Walter Hevel on November 19, 1938.]

    After the war Pirow and Oswald Mosley became friends. The two forged an idea together for the division of Africa into exclusively black and white areas.

    In 1947 the two men met and discussed creating an anti-communist group to be known as the 'Enemies of the Soviet Union'. Unfortunately the organization never surfaced for reasons unknown. But the two would continue their work together and cooperated until the 1950s.

    [Above: Oswald Pirow (left) with Oswald and Diana Mosley.]

    [Above: Oswald Pirow with his wife Else Piel and their daughter.]

    During these years he practiced law and even acted as a prosecutor during the Treason Trial of 1956. During this time he earned the admiration of members of the African National Congress defendants, with even Nelson Mandela having 'developed a certain affection' for him. They liked Pirow because of the respect and politeness he showed them.

    After his death in 1959 he was cremated and his ashes are kept at his Valhalla Farm residence. A fitting name for a place to store the ashes of a lifelong fighter for truth.

    [Above: 'Unity and Truth Prevails'.]

  • Another South African National Socialist group of note was the South African Christian National Socialist Movement (SANP) with a paramilitary arm called the 'Greyshirts' (Gryshemde), led by founder Louis Theodor Weichardt (May 21, 1894 – October 26, 1985). The SANP was founded in Cape Town on October 26, 1933.

    [Above: Louis Theodor Weichardt.]

    The SANP used an NSDAP style swastika flag concept except with an orange, blue and white configuration to reflect the national colors of the South African flag at the time.

    [Above: Official items of the SANP. Click the picture to read more about the official uniform.]

    [Above: SANP armband.]

    The SANP quickly grew to over 2,000 members (some sources say up to 5,000). Their party newspaper was aptly called 'The Truth' (Die Waarheid). The SANP held fierce and provocative rallies throughout South Africa, often drawing attacks from the government and the powerful Jewish community.

    [Above: 'The Truth' (Die Waarheid) was the official SANP newspaper. Click to see other examples.]

    Once such instance was a rally held in March 1934 in Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape. A Greyshirt leader named Harry Victor Inch announced that he had uncovered a document from a Port Elizabeth synagogue which was signed by its Rabbi. The document told of Jewish plans to destroy the Christian religion and civilization.

    The Rabbi took the SANP to court in Grahamstown and - surprise, surprise - the document was found to be a 'forgery'. As a result three Greyshirt members, Harry Inch, David Hermanus Olivier and Johannes Strauss von Moltke (the head of the Greyshirts, who later formed the 'South African Fascists') were fined and Inch was charged with perjury. He was sentenced to serve six years and three months in prison for 'forging documents defaming the Jewish race' and swearing under oath that those documents were genuine.

    [Above: SANP Bakelite stickpin. Click to see another example.]

    Like so many men and women in the 'free world' the leader of the SANP, Louis Theodor Weichardt, was also arrested and interned during WWII simply for his views. He and others were considered 'enemies of the state'.

    The SANP was disbanded by Weichardt in 1948, but the former leader didn't abandon his fight for truth. He worked together with Oswald Pirow and Oswald Moseley to form the anti-communist 'New Order' movement, which unfortunately didn't really get off the ground.

    Weichardt went on to have a successful political career and even became the National Party's senator from the Natal Province from 1956 to 1970.

    [Above: The grave of a warrior.]

    [Above: Robey Leibbrandt.]

  • Robey Leibbrandt (January 25, 1913 - August 1, 1966). Leibbrandt was a famous South African boxer champion of German and Irish descent. He represented South Africa in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1937 he became the South African heavyweight champion, beating Jim Pentz. He returned to Berlin in 1938 to study, staying through the beginning of WWII, and enthusiastically joined the German army. More of his countrymen would follow his lead and join the German military under his encouragement. Leibbrandt became the first South African to be trained as a Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) and glider pilot. He was then trained in sabotage by the German Abwehr.

    [Above: Robey Leibbrandt at Abwehr sabotage training camp.]

    Ready for action, Leibbrandt returned to South Africa where he founded the 'Nasionaal Sosialistiese Rebelle' political organization. During this time he was also secretly training others what he had learned from the German Abwehr sabotage school. Bomb making 101, and they were quite successful. Robey and other resistance fighters fought in the shadows and on the streets of South Africa.
    Eventually, a fierce gun battle took place against South African soldiers. Leibbrandt initially escaped but was later captured.

    [Above: Robey Leibbrandt.]

    On March 11, 1943 he was sentenced to death for high treason. Loyal and fearless, he gave the German salute when entering the courtroom, with spectators responding with 'Sieg Heil!'
    Leibbrandt stated to the court that he had acted 'for Volk and Führer'. Not surprisingly, he was given death, to which he responded, shouting 'I greet death!' He knew that right was on his side.

    [Above: A prison photo of Robey Leibbrandt.]

    His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment that same year. In 1948, he was released in an amnesty of war offenders by a new South African government which had opposed South Africa's entry into World War II on the side of Britain.

    Leibbrandt exited the prison and was greeted by cheering crowds as a 'folk hero'.

    [Above: Robey Leibbrandt the outlaw. This is a South African wanted poster. 'Urgently wanted...']

    [Above: Robey Leibbrandt, ready for battle.]

    [Above: Robey Leibbrandt, the eternal warrior.]

    [Above: A postwar leaflet from a group called 'The Anglo-Nordic Union'.]

    'A slave is one who waits for someone else to free him.'
    -Ezra Pound

    [Above: Ezra Pound (October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972).]

  • Often called the 'Father of Modern Poetry', although born in the territory of Idaho, Pound lived in England during WWI, where he was outraged and disgusted by the millions of senseless deaths of the war. He blamed the war on usury and international capitalism. He moved to Italy in 1924 and throughout the 1930s and 1940s he supported Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. In a radio address from Italy he proclaimed to Europe:
    'You let in the Jew and the Jew rotted your empire.'

    Pound got a job as a broadcaster working for the Italian government during WW2, where he made hundreds of broadcasts. Pound's biographer, Humphrey Carpenter called Pound's broadcasts 'masterly performances' and that 'Certainly there were Americans in 1941 who would have agreed with every word Ezra said at the microphone about the United States government, the European Conflict, and the power of the Jews.'

    Pound also wrote articles for the publication 'Action' which was owned by British Fascist Oswald Mosley. In Mosley's newspaper he wrote that the English were a slave race governed by the Rothschilds since Waterloo.

    He also wrote in 'The Japan Times' that democracy is now currently defined in Europe as a 'country run by Jews'.

    'The real trouble with war is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.'
    -Ezra Pound

    [Above: Ezra Pound's mug shot after being arrested by the Americans.]

    'Usury is the cancer of the world, which only the surgeon's knife of fascism can cut out of the life of the nations.'
    -Ezra Pound, taken from 'What is Money For?'

  • Pound was arrested for treason by the United States after the war. He was actually paraded through the streets of Italy in a cage by Americans and their communist allies! He spent many months in detention in a U.S. military concentration camp in Pisa, where for twenty five days he was locked in a 6X6 foot outdoor steel cage lit up all night by floodlights. There in what was known as the 'death cells' he endured isolation in the unrelenting heat, denied exercise, his eyes inflamed by dust and dirt, no bed, no belt or shoelaces, and no communication with anyone, not even the guards. This barbarous treatment triggered a mental breakdown and he was deemed unfit to stand trial.

    He was eventually shipped back to the United States where he would spend the next twelve years locked away in St. Elizabeth's psychiatric hospital. His enemies liked to proclaim him insane since he dared speak out against them. This policy of declaring anyone insane who spoke out against the Jews was forged by the Jews themselves. Rabbi Spitz in the American Hebrew, March 1, 1946 said: 'American Jews must come to grips with our contemporary anti-Semites; we must fill our insane asylums with anti-Semetic lunatics.' Many famous poets and writers of the day rallied for Pound's release for many years in vain. Eventually he was freed, in no small part because of Hemingway, T.S. Eliot and others who had fought for his release, which finally took place in 1958.

    On May 8, 1945, the day Germany surrendered, while in captivity, he told the Philadelphia Record that Hitler was 'a Jeanne d'Arc, a saint. He was a martyr.'

    The writer Miguel Serrano said of Pound:

    'Unlike me, however, the great poet was imprisoned by his own government,
    first in an animal cage in Pisa, then for thirteen years in a
    lunatic asylum in the United States, well before the Soviets
    used this technique to torture political dissidents in the USSR.
    All that happened to me is that the Allied Powers
    (i.e., a foreign power, not my own fatherland)
    kept me on a commercial "black list" for four years, which
    prohibited giving me work in Chile and, I suppose, the rest of
    the world. It was a disaster, but nothing comparable to what
    happened to Ezra Pound and Knut Hamsun, another great writer
    and a Norwegian Nobel Prize-winner who was also locked up in
    a lunatic asylum, in addition to the confiscation of all his
    goods and properties, also for expressing his support of Germany.'

    One cannot sum up the life and doings of Ezra Pound in a few paragraphs, volumes and volumes would be needed. But I'll end this with a quote from Ernest Hemingway about Pound:
    'The best of Pound's writing... will last as long as there is any literature.'

    [Above: Two versions of Ezra Pound's signature from different years.]

    'Usury is the cancer of the world, which only the surgeon's knife of fascism can cut out of the life of the nations.'
    -Ezra Pound

    'Democracy is now currently defined in Europe as a 'country run by Jews'.'
    -Ezra Pound

    [Above: Ezra Pound, free from the American dungeon, on his way back to Italy. He spent the last 14 years of his life there.]

    'And the days are not full enough
    And the nights are not full enough
    And life slips by like a field mouse
    Not shaking the grass.'
    -Ezra Pound

  • Read an excerpt of a Pound speech from March 15, 1942

  • Phenomenal collection of 120 radio speeches on .pdf



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