Matt Koehl

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Matt Koehl
2nd and 4th Commander of the American Nazi Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 25, 1967
Preceded by George Lincoln Rockwell (2nd)
Frank Collin (4th)
2nd & 4th Leader of the World Union of National Socialists
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 9, 2009
Preceded by Colin Jordan
In office
August 25, 1967 – 1968
Preceded by George Lincoln Rockwell
Succeeded by Colin Jordan
Personal details
Born Matthias Koehl Jr.
(1935-01-22) January 22, 1935 (age 79)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party National Renaissance Party
United White Party
National States' Rights Party
American Nazi Party (Current)
Residence Wisconsin
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Occupation United States Marine, activist, politician
Religion Esoteric Hitlerism
Website Website

Matthias Koehl Jr. (born January 22, 1935), known as Matt Koehl, is the leader of a self-defined religious organization now called the New Order but formerly known as the American Nazi Party.

Background[edit]

Born on January 22, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Hungarian immigrants of German descent, Koehl studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee[1] and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined James Madole's National Renaissance Party, the United White Party, and the National States' Rights Party before joining the American Nazi Party in 1960.

American Nazi Party/New Order[edit]

As deputy commander,[2] in August 1967, Koehl succeeded the assassinated George Lincoln Rockwell as 'Commander' of the National Socialist White People's Party (which had been known until December 1966 as the American Nazi Party).[3] Koehl renamed the organization "New Order" in 1983. Like Miguel Serrano, he was heavily influenced by the writings of Savitri Devi and is an advocate of esoteric Hitlerism, believing Hitler to have been a god-like being sent to rescue humanity – specifically the European peoples – from extinction. He was a very close friend of Florentine Rost van Tonningen.

Although maintaining a low public profile, Koehl granted an interview to mainstream writer William H. Schmaltz in Arlington, Virginia, in April 1996 during preparation of that author's biography of George Lincoln Rockwell.

He is currently[when?] also the leader of the World Union of National Socialists despite his advocacy of Hitlerism as a religious movement having alienated some members.[citation needed]

Works[edit]

  • The Future Calls (1972)
  • Some Guidelines To The Development Of The National Socialist Movement
  • The Program of the National Socialist White People's Party (Cicero, IL: NS Publications, 1980)
  • Faith of the Future (1995)

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milwaukee Journal September 4, 1967
  2. ^ "Nazi Chapter to Celebrate Hitler Birthday (AP)". The Free-Lance Star via Google news. April 14, 1967. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nazi Party Changes Name (AP)". The Free-Lance Star via Google news. December 19, 1966. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 

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