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1934-1939 Nazis in Madison Square Garden (The Third Reich on Eighth Avenue) (12 photos)











Friends of New Germany, sometimes called Friends of the New Germany, was an organization founded in the United States by German immigrants to support Nazism and Nazi Germany. Nazis outside of Germany made considerable efforts to establish an American counterpart organization. Recruiting commenced as early as 1924 with the formation of the Free Society of Teutonia.
After the dissolution of the Friends, a successive group, officially unconnected to the German government, was formed — the German American Bund.
The German American Bund, or German American Federation, was a German-American pro-Nazi organization established in 1936 to succeed Friends of New Germany (FoNG), the new name being chosen to emphasize the group’s American credentials after press criticism that the organization was unpatriotic. The Bund was to consist only of American citizens of German descent. Its main goal was to promote a favorable view of Nazi Germany.

May 17, 1934





May 17, 1934

May 18, 1934





May 18, 1934

Oct. 6, 1935
“German Day” celebrations commemorate the arrival of the first German settlers on U.S. territory.

Oct. 5, 1936
Boys in uniform salute during a pro-Nazi rally.

Feb. 20, 1939
Twenty-thousand attend a meeting of the German American Bund, which included banners such as “Stop Jewish Domination of Christian Americans.”

Feb. 20, 1939
The principal speakers arrive to open the German American Bund “Americanization” rally.

Feb. 20, 1939
Fritz Kuhn, leader of the German American Bund, addresses the Nazi rally as protesters clash with police outside.

Feb. 20, 1939
Supporters salute the banner of the German American Bund.

Feb. 20, 1939

Feb. 20, 1939
A Nazi color guard stands before a massive portrait of George Washington.