The Myth of Hitler’s Survival: It’s Time to Put this Rumor to Bed!

c_looks_filmproduktionen_gmbh_-_hitlers_letzter_auftritt_im_hof_der_reichskanzlei_vor_hitlerjungen_am_20The last photograph taken of Adolf Hitler, April 20, 1945.

by James Harting


Some 73 years have now elapsed since the end of the Second World War and the freewill death of Adolf Hitler. An enormous body of literature has been written since that time on the National Socialist period in European history, including its origins and aftermath. The amount of documentary evidence collected from the period can be measured in cubic tons.

Every scintilla of credible evidence that has been produced indicates that Hitler did indeed take his own life during the last days of that catastrophic conflict. And yet, there are some today who refuse to believe that Hitler died under the shattered ruins of Berlin, and that somehow he escaped to parts unknown. Among historians, both Revisionist and mainstream alike, this is known as the “Hitler survival myth.”

It is long past time that this tall tale is put to bed once and for all.


April, 1945: The Second World War in Europe is coming to its bloody, brutal, tragic end. The Allied armies push forward into Germany from the West, while in the East the Reich is being overrun by the Asiatic hordes of Stalin’s Red Army.

In Berlin, Adolf Hitler is hunkered down in his subterranean command center known as the Führerbunker. Above, the Bolsheviks press forward relentlessly against the outnumbered and outgunned German defenders, who have mounted a heroic but doomed defense.

Hitler realizes that the end has come. He marries his longtime companion, Eva Braun, thus legitimizing her place in history. He writes a “Political Testament” and a private will. He gives away the few personal possessions remaining to him, such as a small portrait of Frederick the Great. He takes leave of his staff and entourage, saying goodbye and shaking hands with each of them. Then, with quiet dignity, Hitler and Eva repair to a private chamber where they take their own lives. In this manner the Führer completes his earthly mission and passes into history. Sic transit gloria mundi.

The bodies are carried to the surface and set alight in a makeshift funeral pyre. A small knot of followers witnessed the burning. They give a last, grief-stricken salute to their fallen chief, before returning to the relative safety of the bunker. The area where the corpses lay is soon pounded by Soviet artillery fire, all but obliterating them.


In the English language we have only a single word for the act of taking one’s own life: suicide. German, however, draws a distinction between Selbstmord (“self murder”), when a person kills himself in shame or desperation, and Freitod (“free death”), which is when someone ends their own life voluntarily, in a clearheaded and deliberate manner, because they believe that their life has run its course, and it is now time to exit the stage.

Noted historian Mark Weber discusses Hitler’s freewill decision to take his own life:

In Hitler’s view, military commanders who order soldiers to defend a given position to the death are ethically obliged to set an example themselves, either by dying in battle or by taking their own lives. Following the calamitous conclusion of the Battle of Stalingrad, he had expressed contempt for the behavior of the German commander, von Paulus, who surrendered (and then later served as a Soviet propagandist). Von Paulus should have taken his own life, said Hitler, thereby showing the same level of manly resolve that dozens of Soviet commanders in similar situations had already exhibited.

Hitler rejected repeated pleas to flee from the beleaguered German capital. “I will never leave Berlin,” he vowed. “I’ll defend the city to my last breath!” He added: “I should already have made this decision, the most important in my life, in November 1944, and should never have left the headquarters in East Prussia.” And even if he did break out from the encircled city, he pointed out, “We would merely flee from one frying pan to another. Am I, the Führer, supposed to sleep in any open field or in a farmhouse, and just wait for the end?”

Hitler also made it clear that although he was willing to die in battle, he feared that he might only be wounded and then taken prisoner, which would mean humiliating captivity and execution. Strengthening his decision to die by his own hand was the news of the fate of his friend and ally, Benito Mussolini. Shortly after being taken prisoner, the Italian leader was simply murdered, and his battered corpse was then put on public display to gratify a hysterical mob.

And that should have been the end of it, except that some people simply refused to believe that Hitler was dead.


Although the precise moment of Hitler’s death was a private one, there were dozens of people in the bunker command center at the time, and who were witness in some part to the event, including the cremation of the bodies. Some of these people, such as Dr. Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda, and Reichsleiter Martin Bormann, did not survive the War. But many others did, including:

  • General Wilhelm Burgdorf
  • General Hans Krebs
  • General Helmuth Weidling
  • SS General Wilhelm Mohnke
  • Arthur Axmann (leader of the Hitler Youth)
  • Otto Günsche (Hitler’s personal adjutant)
  • Ewald Lindloff (Fuehrer’s SS bodyguard)
  • Hans Reisser (Fuehrer’s SS bodyguard)
  • Erich Kempka (Hitler’s chauffeur)
  • Heinz Linge (Hitler’s valet)
  • Gerda Christian (secretary)
  • Traudl Junge (secretary)
  • Constanze Manzialy (Hitler’s dietician)
  • Hermann Karnau (SS guard)
  • Erich Mansfeld (SS guard)

This is only a partial list. Everyone on it was later interrogated by the Soviets or the Allies, or both, and all reported the same thing: that Adolf Hitler died by his own hand at approximately 3:30 on the afternoon of April 30th. Almost everyone who was in the bunker maintained their loyalty to their Führer after the War, and thus, conceivably, could have had a reason to prevaricate if Hitler had somehow secretly escaped. “Almost,” but not everyone. Traudl Junge notoriously became anti-Hitler in her later life. But she, too, reported Hitler’s freewill death.

Despite the absolute lack of any credible evidence, almost immediately rumors began to circulate that Hitler had, indeed, survived the maelstrom in Berlin.

It now appears that first rumors were deliberately spread by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, who felt that the survival myth gave him some tactical advantage in the post-1945 Cold War maneuvering.

The notion that Hitler was still alive captured the imaginations of those who were conspiratorily inclined. At first he was said to be hiding out in the Bavarian Alps. Soon the story moved him to the Patagonia region of Argentina. In the end, their imaginations unleashed from any constraints of reason or reality, conspiriologists had Hitler sequestered in a secret “Nazi UFO” base in Antarctica – and even on the dark side of the Moon!

Even some National Socialists were taken in by the myth. The notion that the Führer was dead was just too horrible for them to contemplate.

The renowned NS philosopher Savitri Devi maintained that Hitler was alive in two of her books written in the immediate post-War period, Defiance (1952) and Gold in the Furnace (1953). She recounts various conversations with Germans from that period, who express their belief that Hitler was still alive. Indeed, so strong was her faith in Hitler’s survival, that she wrote and distributed thousands of leaflets that she wrote with the following text:

German People,
What Have the Democracies Brought You?
In Wartime. Phosphorous and Fire
After the War, Hunger, Humiliation and Oppression;
The Dismantling of the Factories;
The Destruction of the Forests;
And Now–the Ruhr Statute!
However, “Slavery is to Last but a Short Time More.”
Our Führer is Alive
And Will Soon Come Back with Power Unheard of.
Resist our Persecutors!
Hope and Wait!
Heil Hitler!

By the mid-1950s, however, she had come to grips with the realization that Hitler had indeed perished in Berlin years earlier.

If there were even a one percent of a one percent alive30achance that the Führer had escaped Berlin alive, he would have been the subject of a worldwide manhunt, the likes of which had never been seen. News of his survival would have been the lead story on the front page of every newspaper, not relegated to the pages of publications such as The Police Gazette.

Stormfront member lord flints volunteer, who is not a National Socialist, correctly notes:

America, Israel etc., would have moved heaven and earth to put him on trial.

If he had escaped they would have caught him.

Imagine the reward for information on his whereabouts that would have been up for someone to claim.

I am not a Hitler supporter but I don’t think the NS people do themselves any favours when they push some of their more imaginative theories about history.

Actually, it is not uncommon for survival myths to arise about famous public figures. The following have also had survival myths appended to their real-life biographies:

  • Elvis Presley
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jesse James
  • Che Guevera
  • Jim Morrison

But like Adolf Hitler, they, too, all died in the manner widely reported, confounding the conspiriologists.


By the mid-1950s, no National Socialist seriously believed that Hitler was still alive. Nevertheless, rumors to this effect continued to circulate in conspiritological circles.

By the 1970s, the US-based World Union of National Socialists had emerged as the foremost international NS formation. In 1975, because the issue of Hitler’s alleged survival was one of such fundamental importance, the World Union decided to launch its own investigation to settle the matter to its satisfaction once and for all.

A commission of World Union officers visited Germany, where they spoke to as many survivors from the Bunker whom they could locate. The commission was led by World Union Commander Matt Koehl, and included the Danish NS leader Povl Riis-Knudsen, whose father had been an officer in the Waffen-SS.

Among those to whom they spoke were Hitler Youth leader Arthur Axmann; Hitler’s personal pilot, Hanna Reitsch; Otto Günsche; and Heinz Linge. (It should be noted that in some variants of the survival myth, Reitsch was said to have flown Hitler to safety.)

Everyone interviewed by the WUNS commission said the same thing: Hitler ended his mortal life in the Bunker. Some 31 years after the event, there was no reason for any of them to conceal the truth, even if there had been a cover-up in 1945.


No, as tragic and heartbreaking as it may be, Adolf Hitler died at his own hand beneath the burning rubble of Berlin.

But although his body perished on that black April afternoon, his memory and his will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of his followers everywhere. As long as a single National Socialist remains on the face of the Earth, Adolf Hitler will live on in spirit!


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Ten Commandments for the Selection of a Marriage Partner

Issued by the World Union of National Socialists (1982)

As racially-aware Aryans, our lives are not ours to squander and waste as we please. Rather, they belong to the greater racial community of which we are a part. In all things great and small, our duty to our Race must take precedence over our own narrow, selfish interests. Nowhere is this racial duty more important than in our responsibility to our people as the mothers and fathers of the next generation of racial life.

The lives we lead, the mates we choose, the children we bear and raise – these things, to a large degree, determine the future of our Folk.

The following ten points concerning the selection of a marriage partner should be seriously considered by all Aryan teenagers and young adults who are currently unmarried.

1. Remember that you are an Aryan.

Never forget that you are a member of a great race. Take pride in the wonderful achievements and glorious heritage of your people. But also be aware that belonging to a noble and superior race obligates you to behave accordingly.

Whatever you are, you owe to your Race. Whatever you accomplish, you accomplish through your Race. Therefore, in everything you do, consider how your actions will benefit – or harm – your Race.

Whenever a conflict arises between that which you wish to do for your own personal reasons and that which is the long-term interests of your people, put your own wishes aside.

2. Keep your body strong, healthy and clean.

In the long run, a sound mind can only dwell in a healthy body. Do not dissipate the health and the strength that has been bequeathed you by your parents and hundreds of generations of ancestors. Exercise and keep your body fit. Learn the rules of proper nutrition and follow them. Reject all forms of harmful addiction, whether in the form of alcohol, tobacco or some other harmful drug. Beware of careless promiscuity that may lead to incurable venereal infection. Reflect on your lifestyle and ponder the consequences it holds for you and future generations of your Race.

Demand from yourself what you expect from your future partner in marriage. Keep your body strong, healthy and clean, so that someday you may be worthy of becoming an ancestor of future generations of Aryans.

3. Keep your inner self healthy, too.

Take care to nurture your soul and your spirit as well as your body. We live in a era of severe and constantly-worsening social decay. Do not let yourself become corrupted by apathy, cynicism, hedonism, materialism, nihilism or any other of the degenerate anti-life attitudes prevalent today. Hold your inner self aloof from the decay. Reject that which you instinctively feel to be alien to your spirit, your soul and your dignity as an Aryan.

Cultivate an appreciation of Nature and of all healthy Aryan art forms. Maintain a positive outlook on life, no matter how bad things may seem at the moment. The future does not belong to those who have lost all hope.

4. It is your duty to marry and have children.

Every generation of Aryans is a single link in the great chain of our Race which stretches back thousands of years into the mists of the past and forward endlessly into an unseen future. As individuals, we all die. And yet we continue to live on in what we contribute to this great chain.

It is our duty to bestow those attributes bequeathed us by our ancestors – beauty, strength, health, creativity and intelligence – upon future generations of Aryans. Those racially healthy individuals who neglect to have children, for whatever reason, weaken the chain of our Race’s existence. The personal attributes that have been passed to them for countless thousands of years are lost forever.

By the same token, you must refuse to have children if you bear within yourself a defect or disease that will only bring misery to your descendants. This is the only noble and correct course of action for those racial brothers and sisters who are less than perfect. In this way, they, too, do their part to help strengthen the future existence of their people.
But for those who are hereditarily healthy, having children enables part of them to live on after their death, and it helps to ensure the continuation of their people.

5. Marry only someone of your own Race.

Where like begets like there will be harmony. In place of the unhappiness which race-mixers suffer, those Aryans who marry a member of their own Race experience joy and contentment. They become part of that link between the past and the future. They pass on the racial qualities bestowed on them by their Aryan forebears and become worthy members of their people.

Marriage should be a stable and permanent relationship. Therefore, seek as your life’s partner only someone who is not only racially similar, but who is also of similar ethnic and cultural background. This will help assure an added degree of compatibility and harmony between you.

Those Aryans who marry outside their own Race cut themselves off forever from their natural biological community. The racial heritage bequeathed to them is lost. Instead of beautiful Aryan offspring, they produce grotesque raceless mongrels, who lack the inner unity of soul which only belongs to those of pure blood. Those Aryans who marry members of alien race commit the gravest and most unforgivable sin: race-treason. Truly, that is the most heinous crime against Nature.

6. Do not seek merely a bedtime playmate, but a helpmate and companion for life.

Marriage should be regarded as a serious, lifelong commitment, to be approached very carefully and soberly by mature individuals.

Today many Aryans take marriage lightly, even frivolously. In the disposable, no-deposit-no-return society in which we live, divorce is rapidly replacing marriage as a way of life. This is a sign of the decadence of our times.

The ultimate purpose of marriage is to beget and raise children, and this is best done in a household where both parents are present. Beyond this, however, the relationship between a husband and wife should itself be an enduring one, capable of lasting a lifetime. Marriage should be more than an excuse for two people who are attracted to one another to live together and have sex with each other until boredom sets in.

When considering a future marriage partner, ask yourself if this is the person with whom you really want to spend the rest of your life. If the answer is no, find someone else.

7. The health and heredity of your own potential spouse is as important as your own.

It is not enough to make sure that you are healthy and free from hereditary defects before marrying. You should also be sure that this is true of the person you wish to marry as well. When you reach a point in your relationship where you are seriously considering marriage, you should not hesitate to inquire whether your partner is free from disease (hereditary or not) that could be passed on to future offspring. You should also know for certain whether or not this partner is capable of fathering or bearing children.

Ask your future companion for life to have a complete medical check-up to determine his or her fitness for marriage and have a similar examination yourself. This will provide a firm basis for a happy and lasting marriage.

Be aware that when you marry someone, in a certain sense you also marry their ancestors as well. Worthy descendants can only spring from worthy ancestors. Intelligence and personality traits have strong genetic links. Know your potential spouse’s family, including grandparents and more distant ancestors and relatives if possible. Aryan folk wisdom tells us knot to marry the only good person from a bad family.

8. Marry for love, but do not be blind to other important considerations.

Only marry someone you love but be aware that there are other considerations that you should take into account. The notion that “love conquers all” may be appealing to many young people, but it is a false notion.

Before marrying someone you should be sure that your personalities are compatible, that you have similar tastes and interests, and that you have goals and values in life that do not conflict. Do not let love blind you to unpleasant aspects of human nature. Someone who is lazy or who is an alcoholic or who is physically abusive before marriage will not suddenly be transformed into the perfect mate, as if by magic, upon taking the wedding vows.

9. Do not marry someone who has a negative attitude towards their own Race, or who is implacably hostile to the movement for Aryan survival.

Because of a lack of proper education in racial matters, many young people have a harmful attitude towards their own Race. They disparage any form of Aryan racial consciousness and prefer the company and lifestyles of alien peoples to that of their own natural biological community. The vast majority of these misled Aryans can be won back to their own people, and in fact are most receptive to racial enlightenment by someone in whom they are romantically interested.

And yet there are some teenagers and young adults who have so abandoned their own Race that they can never be won back.

Do not marry someone whose closest friends are non-Aryans, or who are totally immersed in the culture, lifestyle and moral attitudes of a racially alien people. If someone is so far gone that they prefer American Indians, Jews, Blacks, Pakistanis, Puerto Ricans, Vietnamese, Mexicans, Turks, Iranians or whatever to their own kind, they can never be transformed into a suitable marriage companion for a racially aware Aryan. Those who engage in intimate relations with non-Aryans of the opposite sex are not worthy of marriage to an Aryan. The term “Aryan” implies not just a certain biological inheritance, but also a nobility of soul which these creatures conspicuously lack.

By the same token, you should not marry someone who is implacably hostile to our Movement. Because of the lies which have been force-fed our young people about National Socialism, it is only understandable that many of them should be hostile towards it. But if a potential marriage partner does not lessen his or her hostility towards the Movement after learning what its true aims and goals are, marriage to that person is out of the question. Only misery awaits the racial idealist who marries someone who views the movement for Aryan survival with hatred and jealousy!

The question that you must ask yourself of a prospective mate is this: Will marriage to this person make me a better fighter for my people – or will it weaken my commitment to this sacred Cause?

10. Have as many children as possible.

Only by having four or more children do you really help guarantee the survival of your people. By having many children, the various traits which you and your spouse have inherited will have ample opportunity to be reborn in your offspring. Many important figures in the history of our Race would never have been born if their parents had limited their families to one or two children.

Do not be put off from raising a large family by the talk about a “world population explosion.” This “explosion” is only occurring among non-Aryan peoples. Every Aryan nation has a negative population growth – that is, our Race is actually shrinking because each year more Aryans die than are born. It is your racial duty to help reverse this trend, so that the extinction of our Race can be avoided.

You yourself will pass away. All that will endure is what you pass on to your descendants. It is in this way that you will help assure that your Race will live on!
Source: The National Socialist, Number 5 (Fall 1982), pp. 11-13. Published by the World Union of National Socialists, Arlington, Virginia.


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Adolf Hitler as the Exemplar of Indo-European Ideology

 by Martin Kerr


What is it about Adolf Hitler that continues to fascinate the world? Why do people, especially those of European descent, find him so endlessly intriguing? It is not just his followers and sympathizers who find him captivating: even his enemies and those who are conflicted about him fall under his spell.

Clearly, there is something about Hitler that resonates deeply in the Aryan psyche, on a sub-rational level. Something about Hitler attracts us all, even if we do not understand what it is. It goes beyond words. And the more one learns about Hitler, the stronger this attraction becomes.

Part of the answer to the enigma of Adolf Hitler is that we see in him, to one degree or another, an idealized reflection of ourselves. He is more than just one Aryan man: he is an exemplar of all Aryan humanity.


The French scholar Georges Dumézil (1898-1986) is the father of modern Indo-European studies. Following the Second World War, academic, scholarly investigation into Aryan prehistory and origins came to an almost complete halt. Research in this field was deemed to be politically incorrect (to use a contemporary term). Due to its association with National-Socialist racial theory, the very world “Aryan” itself was declared out of bounds, and was replaced by the more-neutral term “Indo-European.” For some two decades following 1945, Indo-European studies were only acceptable if they were strictly limited to the realm of comparative linguistics, that is, tracing the common origin of words in the various languages of the I-E language family.

Dumézil was one of the scholars in the tiny, tightly-circumscribed field of Indo-European linguistic studies. Unlike his colleagues, however, Dumezil was daring enough to think forbidden thoughts, and to go beyond the bounds of what was academically acceptable. In studying ancient I-E texts from many lands, especially those of a mythological nature, Dumezil noticed that they had more in common than just a similar vocabulary. Rather, they also described a common society, that was based on a common ideology or way of looking at the world.

The various I-E mythologies, including those of the ancient Greek, Roman, German, Celtic and Hindu peoples, were all polytheistic. In each, there was a community of divine beings. The individual gods and goddesses of one mythological tradition had a corresponding deity in the other mythologies. For example, the Germanic Thor corresponded closely to the Roman Mars and the Vedic Indra. Furthermore, each god each had a distinct social role to play in the divine community, that was likewise a reflection of a social role in actual I-E society, such as the chieftain, the warrior, the smith, the mother, and the farmer. Dumézil perceived that the mythologies of the ancient and prehistoric I-E peoples described a social hierarchy that was common to all of them. This structural hierarchy in turn was a manifestation of a common I-E ideology, or thought world.

In essence, what Dumézil was saying was that our distant Indo-European (Aryan) ancestors not only had a common language, but also a common religion and a common social structure. He later expanded this further to include a common legal system. The implication was that this common I-E patrimony was genetically based, that is, that it is encoded in our genes and not just transmitted culturally from generation to generation. (Dumézil never made this claim himself, but left it to his students to elaborate on the basic research that he did.)

Later, the scholars Marija Gimbutas, Edgar Polomé and Roger Pearson would build on Dumezil’s work, and expand the field of Indo-European studies to formally include not just linguistics, but also mythology, archaeology, ethnology, and anthropology.


The essence of Dumézil’s theory of Indo-European ideology is termed “Functional Tripartition.” There are three levels to the I-E social hierarchy, each of which serves a certain social function:

  • First Function: Sovereignty or leadership
  • Second Function: Force, which enforces the decisions of this First Function
  • Third Function: Productivity, which provides the material basis for society

An illustration of the functions from mythology is provided by the Germanic gods:

  • First Function: Odin, king or lord of the Gods
  • Second Function: Thor, defender of the Gods
  • Third Function: Frey, God of prosperity and fertility

Each of these deities was honored with a statue at the great heathen temple in Uppsala, Sweden: one god for each function.

Dumézil wrote numerous books explaining and expounding various aspects of this theory. In English, his most popular and readily available book is Gods of the Ancient Northmen (1973).

A concrete example of the three functions in I-E (Aryan) society may be found in the three estates of the medieval world: those who pray (priests), those who fight (knights) and those who work (serfs). There is also a reflection of this tripartition in the US Constitution, as well as in the government described by Plato in The Republic.

Every person reading this can identify the function to which they belong. Indeed our, very social identity is determined by the Dumézilian functions.


Adolf Hitler’s life was nothing if not eventful. In the short 56 years that he was on Earth, he fulfilled in turn each of the three functions in an impressive manner. He progressed from the lowest to the highest, and then recapitulated and consolidated all three simultaneously.arno-breker-01-adolf-hitler

  • Third function: Hitler the Worker. From adolescence through his enlistment in the German army in 1914, Hitler was a laborer and an artist. He was not afraid of hard work or of getting his hands dirty. He was honest, conscientious and productive. He later wrote, “Honest work, no matter of what type, is never a disgrace.”
  • Second function: Hitler the Warrior. From 1914 through his discharge from the army in 1919, he was a soldier. Hitler was not just another anonymous infantryman: he was an outstanding soldier. He was composed and resolute in battle; he was the first to volunteer for dangerous assignments; he was a good comrade to his fellow soldiers and loyal and obedient to his superiors: he was a soldier’s soldier, and was highly decorated for bravery.
  • First function: Hitler the Political Leader. From 1919 through 1933, he was the Führer of the NSDAP. At the moment of Germany’s deepest humiliation and debility, Hitler stepped forward and offered himself as a political leader. Starting with nothing, he built the strongest political party in Germany. Surviving numerous crises, he led it to victory against seemingly impossible odds. He proved himself to be a political leader of consummate skill and ability.
  • Combined functionality: Hitler as Exemplar. From 1933 until his death in 1945, he recapitulated each of the three functions simultaneously as Führer and Reich’s Chancellor. He assumed personal responsibility for governing the New Germany, for defending it and for ensuring its material prosperity.


The National Socialist German Worker’s Party and later the National Socialist state were manifestations to a large degree of the personality of Adolf Hitler. Hence, it should be no surprise that they, too, were structured in accordance with Dumézilian tripartition.

  • First function: The Leadership Corps of the NSDAP (Das Korps der Politischen Leiter der NSDAP), which consisted of party leaders, organized hierarchically with the Führer at the top and proceeding downwards to local party officers.
  • Second function: The SS and the SA, and, after the NS assumption of power in 1933, the Wehrmacht (Army, Navy and Air Force).
  • Third function: The German Workers’ Front, the Reich’s Labor Service, the National Socialist Women’s Organization, the Hitler Youth (including girls’ sections),  the NS Farmers’ League and various organizations for teachers, tradesmen, physicians, artists and others. Notable was the Lebensborn program, which (under SS leadership) provided pre- and post-natal care for single mothers and the spouses of SS and Wehrmacht personnel.

Indeed, in the classic NS documentary Triumph of the Will (1935), we can watch as the three functions parade past us in living form.


Adolf Hitler was, in truth, the living embodiment of the Indo-European ideology described by Georges Dumézil. In that sense, he was not just one Aryan, he was all Aryans. Each of us, no matter who we are or what or lot in life is, can look to Hitler as a model, for Hitler is the exemplar of Aryan humanity. Both in the conduct of his public and private lives, Hitler defined what it meant to be an upstanding member of our Race. Is it any wonder that Aryans the world over find him a compelling figure, and that he appeals to people even when they do not know why?

Hitler’s life defines what it means to be an Aryan. Well might Francis Parker Yockey write of him: “He represented the new aesthetic type which will form and inspire all coming leaders in the West…As long as men survive, they will always be inspired by the Hero and his legend. He lives on in spirit and continues to take place in the world of facts and deeds.”


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From Our Files: A 1955 Letter from James Madole to Willis Carto

(For the context of this letter, see the commentary by Martin Kerr, below.)

November 19, 1955

Dear Mr. Carto:

We are in receipt of your letter of November 15th, 1955 requesting information concerning the NRP, its leadership, aims and growth.

In regard to whether the National Renaissance Party is “Nazi-Fascist” as labeled in the Velde Report, let me state that we refer to our political creed as racial nationalism. The basic tenet of this creed considers the national state as the media for the preservation and advancement of the culture of the creative Aryan or Caucasian Race. Anything which hinders or stands in the way of this God-given mission must be obliterated. Because America has accepted the poisonous doctrine of tolerance, as well as economic, political and racial equality, our people now stand at the gateway of racial extinction. Fascism in Italy, Falangism in Franco Spain and Salazar’s Portugal and Nazism in Germany were formed to completely exterminate World Communism, root and branch, within their respective national states.

On the other hand, American Conservatism has permitted Communist Jews to dominate our entire political and economic life while they content themselves to utter dry clichés about the Constitution or seek to resurrect long dead American heroes to do their fighting for them. They fear for their precious “respectability,” their jobs, and their “social position.” They never get their eyes blackened or their noses bloody in street fights as our uniformed boys and girls have done. They TALK a wonderful fight against the Reds but don’t count on their appearance at a street corner rally where the Jews and Reds might toss a few bricks.

The above reflects my observations based on six years of struggle in which our “patriotic conservatives” have constantly helped the Jews and their allies to smear and ridicule NRP members. I have seen dozens of conservative groups rise up with powerful financial backing only to melt into oblivion at the first sign of resistance by the Jewish press. Most of these outfits have come and gone to be supplanted each year by news ones but our SO-CALLED “NEO-NAZI” MOVEMENT IS STILL HERE AND GROWING SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, EACH YEAR. Furthermore, I believe that I have more young men and women enlisted as members in our movement than all the “hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil” groups combined.

Therefore I say that we are racial nationalists believing in the enclosed platform which you will find attached. This is our religion and the key to the resurrection of our RACE and NATIONALITY.

Aside from myself as National Director, our officers include Kurt Mertig as New York Chairman and Dr. Karl Ulrich as Research Director. Mr. Mertig was the former Chairman of the German-American section of the New York Republican Party during the Landon campaign of the 1930’s. Enclosed you will find material of which you are free to quote for your paper, including this letter.

Very Sincerely Yours,

James H. Madole
National Director

Commentary by Martin Kerr: The National Renaissance Party was the leading pro-National Socialist formation in the United States throughout the 1950s. In December, 1954, the House of Representatives released a report on the NRP and other “Neo-Fascist and Hate Groups.” The chairman of the committee issuing the report was Harold Velde (R-Illinois), and so the report was informally known as the “Velde Report.”

Willis Carto was then just beginning his political career. He was the editor of a monthly publication entitled “Right: The National Journal of Forward Looking Americanism.” I surmise that he wrote NRP leader James Madole asking for his response to the Velde Report, and that the result of that request was this letter.

I point out Madole’s amazing prescience in predicting the inevitable slide of America’s then-overwhelming White majority to minority status, and hence to oblivion. “[O]ur people now stand at the gateway of racial extinction,” he writes, at a time when America’s population was still 90 percent White. Also noteworthy is Madole’s blistering condemnation of the cowardice and submission to Jewish power of the conservatives. In the 1950s, Jewish power was considerably weaker than it is today, and the conservative movement generally supported racial segregation and White supremacy. But Madole was not fooled: he saw the conservatives of his day for the racial traitors that they were.

• Related: “The History of American National Socialism – Part 5: The Pre-Rockwell Years”



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“The Will and Courage to Be Truthful”

by Martin Kerr

In a famous passage in his autobiography, This Time the World (1962), George Lincoln Rockwell recounts the moment he decided to found an open American National Socialist party. The date was March 8, 1959.

“With all this on my mind, I went to the post office one morning and found a big carton waiting for me…Inside I found, carefully and lovingly folded, a huge Nazi flag, eighteen feet long. It was one of the strokes of destiny I have come to expect.

“There was no doubt in my mind. I went home and hung the beautiful banner completely across the living room wall. In the center I mounted a plaque of Adolf Hitler. Then I placed a small bookcase under it, and set three candles burning in front, to make and altar to Adolf Hitler.

“I closed the blinds, lit the candles, and stood before my new altar. For the first time since I had lost my Christian religion, I experienced the soul-thrilling upsurge of emotion that is denied to our modern, sterile, atheist ‘intellectuals’ but which literally moved the Earth for countless centuries: ‘religious experience’…”

Commander Rockwell was describing that epiphany that many National Socialists have: the moment when they realize that beyond the racial, political and social dimensions of National Socialism is an entire spiritual dimension which is not accessible to outsiders.

I call your attention to the plaque that he mentions. Several photographs in the book show the plaque in the middle of the Swastika on an NS banner. None of them, however, shows the plaques in detail, and Commander Rockwell never refers to it again.

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Many years later, long after Lincoln Rockwell’s assassination, I saw the plaque hanging on a wall in the library of the National Socialist White People’s Party headquarters, where it was on display with other relics of Hitler’s Germany. When that headquarters was closed down in 1985, the plaque was packed away. It later reemerged in the NEW ORDER headquarters in Milwaukee, only to be put away again and forgotten about when that headquarters, too, was shuttered.

Today, I am happy to report that the plaque has been rediscovered. It made an appearance at the recent Rockwell Centennial celebration in Bloomington, where it once again took a place of honor on the Swastika flag.

But what, exactly, is on the plaque? Why did both commanders Rockwell and Koehl believe it to be so significant?

The plaque is made of bronze. It is 3¾ by 5½ inches in size. The top contains a relief image of Adolf Hitler shown in profile; at the bottom there is a Swastika. In between are the words,

“Die Vorausssetzung zur Tat ist der Wille und der Mut zur Wahrhaftigkeit.”

The translation is,

“The prerequisite for action in the will and the courage to be truthful.”

This is a citation from a speech given by the Führer in Munich in 1921, in the early days of the Movement, at its very beginnings. The Führer’s dictum encapsulates in 12 short words the moral basis for the National Socialist struggle.

Our enemies – without exception – practice the politics of the Lie. Their complete existence is nothing more than a structure of lies built on a foundation of lies. This is why they spread falsehoods without end and lie without shame. They are compelled to lie, because there is no truth in them.

Unlike our enemies, we are committed to the politics of Truth. That is the ethical foundation of our Movement. It precedes any policies that we adopt or actions that we take.

This is what Commander Rockwell realized at the beginning of his mighty effort. And it is a realization that conditions struggle of the NEW ORDER today and into the future.



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