Volkspartei der Schweiz

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Volkspartei der Schweiz (VPS, "People's Party of Switzerland") was a Swiss neo-Nazi political party founded in 1951 by Gaston-Armand Amaudruz and Erwin Vollenweider.[1]

The party was one of the driving forces behind the foundation of the New European Order and boasted Hans Oehler amongst its leading members.[2] It published its own paper Courrier du Continent, although this later became the personal journal of Amaudruz.[3] Although an important group on the international neo-Nazi scene VPS did not gain any real influence at home and eventually fizzled out.[4]

The group has no direct connection to the similarly named Swiss People's Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Adolf Hitler tat sein Möglichstes'
  2. ^ Graham Macklin, Very Deeply Dyed in Black, IB Tauris, 2007, p. 111
  3. ^ Damir Skenderovic, The radical right in Switzerland: continuity and change, 1945-2000, Berghahn Books, 2009, p. 280
  4. ^ Skenderovic, The radical right in Switzerland, p. 279