Matt Koehl

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Matt Koehl
2nd Commander of the American Nazi Party
In office
August 25, 1967 – October 9, 2014
Preceded by George Lincoln Rockwell
2nd & 4th Leader of the World Union of National Socialists
In office
April 9, 2009 – October 9, 2014
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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died October 9, 2014(2014-10-09) (aged 79)
Wisconsin, United States
Political party National Renaissance Party
United White Party
National States' Rights Party
American Nazi Party
Residence Wisconsin
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Occupation United States Marine, activist, politician
Religion Esoteric Hitlerism
Website Website

Matthias Koehl (January 22, 1935 – October 9/10, 2014) was the leader of the American Nazi Party, which in 1983, influenced by esoteric Nazism, he renamed as the New Order.

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.

At the end of his life, Koehl was[when?] the leader of the World Union of National Socialists despite his advocacy of Hitlerism as a religious movement having alienated some members.[citation needed] Koehl died in his sleep sometime between October 9 and 10, 2014 at the age of 79.[4]

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)

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