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The German American Bund

In the 1930s, German-American Nazi sympathisers held rallies and summer camps across the US.

In the 1930s, a group of German-American Nazi sympathisers known as the German American Bund held rallies and summer camps across the US. In Feburary 1939, they held a meeting for 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Lucy Burns speaks to Skip Eernisse, who remembers the Bund summer camp Camp Hindenburg in his home town of Grafton, Wisconsin. We also hear from Arnie Bernstein, author of Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund.

(Photo: German-American Nazi sympathisers rally in the US. Credit: Library of Congress)

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Wed 22 Feb 2017 13:50GMT

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