Matthias Koehl

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Matthias Koehl
2nd Commander
of the American Nazi Party
In office
August 25, 1967 – October 9, 2014
Preceded byGeorge Lincoln Rockwell
Succeeded byRocky Suhayda
2nd and 4th leader
of the World Union of National Socialists
In office
April 9, 2009 – October 9, 2014
Preceded byColin Jordan
In office
August 25, 1967 – 1968
Preceded byGeorge Lincoln Rockwell
Succeeded byColin Jordan
Personal details
Born
Matthias Koehl Jr.

(1935-01-22)January 22, 1935
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedOctober 9, 2014(2014-10-09) (aged 79)
Wisconsin, United States
Political partyNational Renaissance Party
United White Party
National States' Rights Party
American Nazi Party
ResidenceWisconsin, United States
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
OccupationUnited States Marine
Politician
Writer

Matthias 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 longest serving leader of the American Nazi Party from 1967 to 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.

Early life[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 United States Marine Corps.

Politics[edit]

Koehl 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.[citation needed]

In August 1967, formerly a Deputy Commander,[2] 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.[3] 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 he maintained 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.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Koehl died in the night between October 9 and 10, 2014, at the age of 79.[4]

Works[edit]

  • 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)

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.
  4. ^ "Longtime Neo-Nazi Matthias "Matt" Koehl Dies". Southern Poverty Law Center.

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