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of the American Nazi Party
August 25, 1967 – October 9, 2014
|Preceded by||George Lincoln Rockwell|
|Succeeded by||Rocky Suhayda|
|2nd and 4th leader
of the World Union of National Socialists
April 9, 2009 – October 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Colin Jordan|
August 25, 1967 – 1968
|Preceded by||George Lincoln Rockwell|
|Succeeded by||Colin Jordan|
|Born||Matthias Koehl, Jr.
January 22, 1935
|Died||October 9, 2014
Wisconsin, United States
|Political party||National Renaissance Party
United White Party
National States' Rights Party
American Nazi Party
|Residence||Wisconsin, United States|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Occupation||United States Marine
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Matthias "Matt" Koehl, Jr. (January 22, 1935 – October 9/10, 2014) was an American Marine, a Neo-Nazi politician and writer. He succeeded George Lincoln Rockwell as the leader of the American Nazi Party 1967-2014.
Like the Chilean diplomat Miguel Serrano, Koehl was influenced by the occultism of the Greek-French writer Savitri Devi. He was also a close friend of the Dutch World War II Nazi collaborator Florentine Rost van Tonningen.
Born on January 22, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, to Hungarian immigrants of German descent, Koehl studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and served in the United States Marine Corps.
Koehl died in the night between October 9 and 10, 2014, at the age of 79.
In August 1967, formerly a Deputy Commander, Koehl succeeded the assassinated George Lincoln Rockwell as Commander of the National Socialist White People's Party, known until December 1966 as the American Nazi Party. In 1983, Koehl renamed the organization "New Order". At the end of his life, Koehl was[when?] the leader of the World Union of National Socialists, despite his affiliation with Esoteric Nazism, having alienated some members.
Although maintaining a low public profile, Koehl granted an interview to mainstream writer William H. Schmaltz in Arlington, Virginia, in April 1996 during the preparation of Schmaltz' biography of George Lincoln Rockwell.
- Some Guidelines To The Development Of The National Socialist Movement (1969)
- The Future Calls (1972)
- The Program of the National Socialist White People's Party (Cicero, IL: NS Publications, 1980)
- Faith of the Future (1995)
- Milwaukee Journal September 4, 1967
- "Longtime Neo-Nazi Matthias "Matt" Koehl Dies". Southern Poverty Law Center.
- "Nazi Chapter to Celebrate Hitler Birthday (AP)". The Free-Lance Star via Google news. April 14, 1967. Retrieved August 3, 2011.
- "Nazi Party Changes Name (AP)". The Free-Lance Star via Google news. December 19, 1966. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, 2001, ISBN 0-8147-3155-4 (2)
- Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party by William H. Schmaltz, 2000, ISBN 1-57488-171-X (review 1)
- American Fuehrer : George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party by Frederick J. Simonelli, 1999, ISBN 0-252-02285-8 and ISBN 0-252-06768-1
- Hitler’s Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, 1998, ISBN 0-8147-3111-2
- New Order webpage
- Who is Hitler? transcript of remarks by Matt Koehl
- Populism And Socialism In American Nazism, chapter five of American Nazism In The Context Of The American Extreme Right: 1960–1978 by Jim Saleam
- Pierce, Koehl and the National Socialist White People's Party Internal Split of 1970 by H. Michael Barrett
- THE KU KLUX KLAN AND THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY: CASE STUDIES IN TOTALITARIANISM AND FASCISM by Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie Shanks-Meile[dead link]
- Neo-Nazis: Longtime Hitlerian Activists on the Anti-Defamation League's website.
- FBI files obtained under the FOIA, hosted by the Internet Archive: