White Supremacism and Naziism
White Supremacism: Websites
Southern Poverty Law Center: map of hate groups, bibliography, legal information. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/neo-nazi
Rick A. Ross Institute: An Internet archive of information about cults, destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. (Note that the existence of satanism is disbelieved.) This page has several hundred articles on Neo-Naziism
Questia: Books on Neo-Nazis that can be previewed
White Supremacism: Books
Barkun, Michael. (1997) Religion and the racist right: The origins of the Christian Identity movement. Univ. North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC.
NOTE: From the publisher: According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right, such as the Aryan Nations, the Order, the Posse Comitatus, and elements of the Ku Klux Klan, are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position known as Christian Identity. In Religion and the Racist Right, Barkun provides the first sustained exploration of the ideological and organizational development of the Christian Identity movement. Describing its origins in a small but vigorous movement in Victorian England called British-Israelism, Barkun traces the fascinating history of Christian Identity as it traveled from England to America and developed into a virulently anti-Semitic theology based on a vision of the world on the verge of an apocalyptic struggle between good and evil. According to the tenets of Christian Identity, this struggle will take the form of a race war in which Aryans, the descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, will battle against Jews, the descendants of the Devil. Barkun argues that since the 1970s, Identity doctrine has become the single most important religious position on the racist right, despite its small size and lack of public prominence. He demonstrates that it is currently a force behind much right-wing political activity and was conspicuous within the circles of David Duke supporters. Based on a systematic reading of Identity literature, much of it rare and obscure, and the correspondence of Identity figures, Religion and the Racist Right.
Blee, (2003) Inside organized racism: Women in the hate movement. Univ California Press, Berkeley CA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Crossing a Boundary, Becoming a Racist, The Racist Self, Whiteness, Enemies, Living as a Racist, The Place of Women, A Culture of Violence, Conclusion: Lessons, Appendix 1: Racist Groups, Appendix 2: Methodology, Appendix 3: Antiracist Organizations
NOTE: from the publisher: Following up her highly praised study of the women in the 1920s Ku Klux Klan, Blee discovers that many of today's racist women combine dangerous racist and anti-Semitic agendas with otherwise mainstream lives. The only national sample of a broad spectrum of racist activists and the only major work on women racists, this important book also sheds light on how gender relationships shape participation in the movement as a whole.
Preview in Questia
Dobratz, Betty A. and Shanks-Meile, Stephanie L. (2000) The white separatist movement in the United States: White power, white pride! JHU Press.
NOTE: From the publisher: Although the white separatist movement stereotype is that of a Southern phenomenon tied to an uneducated and disenfranchised segment of men, sociologists Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile show that the movement is in reality more complex and multifaceted. To compile this study, the authors interviewed more than 125 white separatists, attended rallies, congresses, and other gatherings, and examined many movement-generated documents. The result is a compelling book that chronicles the history, ideology, and strategies of the white separatist movement.
Ezekiel, Raphael S. (1996) The racist mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen. Penguin Books,
NOTE: From the publisher: The Oklahoma City bombing turned a new spotlight on the secret world and chilling ideology of the American radical right, but swastika armbands and the scream of racial slogans have been making news for decades. Who are these people so full of venom? Where do their fears come from? Are they dangerous, pitiably pathetic, or both? In this neglected area of of inquiry Professor Raphael S. Ezekiel, who grew up Jewish in segregated East Texas, probes for answers out in the field.
Gardell, Mattias. (2003) Gods of the blood: The pagan revival and white separatism. Duke University Press, Durham, NC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Globalization, nationalism, and the pagan revival -- The transforming landscapes of American racism -- The smorgasbord of the revolutionary white-racist counterculture -- The pagan revival -- Wolf-Age pagans: the Odinist call of Aryan revolutionary paganism -- By the spear of Odin: the rise of Wotansvolk -- Ethnic Asatru -- Hail Loki! Hail Satan! Hail Hitler!: darkside Asatru, satanism, and occult national socialism -- Globalization, Aryan paganism, and romantic men with guns.
Gitlin, Marty. (2009) The Ku Klux Klan: A guide to an American subculture. ABC-CLIO,
NOTE: From the publisher: "The Ku Klux Klan" tells the story of America's oldest and largest homegrown terrorist organization. It is a revealing look at the philosophies and methods of a secret society that used religious symbols, secret codes, and the cloak of anonymity to bind its members together in the cause of violent racial warfare.
"The Ku Klux Klan" encompasses the organization's entire history, from its post-Civil War founding by Nathan Bedford Forrest, to its high watermark in the early 20th century, with membership swelling to four million and its founders portrayed as heroes in the film, "Birth of a Nation" to its resurgence in the Civil Rights era, to more recent attempts by David Duke and others to put a benign face on the Klan in order to gain elective office."
Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. (2002) Black sun: Aryan cults, esoteric nazism, and the politics of identity. New York University Press, NY, NY.
NOTE: From the Publisher: “More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events. Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.”
Preview in Google Books
Hamm, Mark S. and Egger, Steven A. (1994) American skinheads: The criminology and control of hate crime. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Idiots with Ideology - The Neo-Nazi Skinheads of North America - A History of the Skinhead Nation - From Haight-Ashbury to Plymouth Rock - The Rise of the American Neo-Nazi Skinheads - The Internal Structure of a Terrorist Youth Subculture - Inside the Skinhead Subculture - Sociological Perspectives on Terrorist Youth Subcultures - Entering the Skinhead Subculture - Terrorism, Rebellion, and Style - The Social Organization of Terrorist Youth Subcultures - Antifeminism and the Orthodoxy of Domestic Terrorism - Beer, Bonding, and the Ceremony of Berserking - Chaos in the Soul - Nazi Occultism and the Morality of Vengeance - The Criminology and Control of Domestic Terrorism
NOTE: The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.
Preview in Questia
Heberlein, Regibe I. (2002) White Supremacists. Greenhaven Press,
NOTE: From the publisher: The Ku Klux Klan and the White Aryan Resistance are among the white supremacist organizations profiled in this riveting anthology. Authors examine the history and the strategies of the white supremacy movement, recount the personal stories of white supremacists and their victims, and suggest measures designed to combat the growth of white supremacy.
Lamy, Phillip. (1996) Millennium rage: Survivalists, white supremacists, and the doomsday prophecy. Plenum Press, NY, NY and London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Millennium Rage - Apocalypse a History of the End of the World - Tribulation Survivalists and Soldiers of Fortune - Dragons, Beasts, and Christian Soldiers - Antichrist the Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy - Babylon Is Fallen America at Century's End - Messiah "Many Will Say They Are Me" - Armageddon "Kill Them All, Let God Sort Them Out"
Preview in Questia
Ridgeway, J. (1990) Blood in the face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi skinheads, and the rise of a new white culture. Thunder's Mouth Press, NY, NY.
NOTE: Editorial Review - Kirkus Reviews: “Village Voice Washington correspondent Ridgeway (Who Owns the Earth? 1980, etc.) opens this excellent history of America's racist far right with a chart entitled ""Web of Racism"": a lucid historical mapping-out of the labyrinthine entanglements among racist groups, from the KKK to the American Nazi Party to the Posse Comitatus, and evidence not only of Ridgeway's formidable understanding of the far right, but also of the wealth of illuminating illustrations that bolster the book. In accompanying direct, compact prose, Ridgeway traces the filaments of the web back to the 1787 writings of French cleric AbbÉ Barruel, who invented the idea of a global cabal orchestrating world events. In 1806, Ridgeway explains, a retired Italian army officer determined that the conspirators were Jews: the birth of the myth of the worldwide Jewish conspiracy that, according to the author, is at the heart of all rightwing racism. Ridgeway expertly follows the seeping of the myth--which grew to encompass other anti-minority elements as well--into American politics through the KKK and the anti-Semitic rantings of Henry Ford; through J. Edgar Hoover and the Minutemen of the 60's, and the white-power groups--the Aryan Nations, the Order--of the 70's and 80's--and up to today's right-wing resurgence, limelighted by the ""kinder, gentler racism"" of David Duke, and shadowed by growing hordes of violent proto-Nazi skinheads. And this resurgence, Ridgeway persuasively argues, is just a whisper of the shout to come, with racism overtaking anti-communism as the dominant political issue of our time. Clear and comprehensive--and what makes this an exceptional complement to James B. Coates's Armed and Dangerous (1987) and Kevin Flynn & Gary Gerhardt's The Silent Brotherhood (1989) is the incredible array of supporting illustrations and documents, including photographs, cartoons, insignia, posters, text extracts, and maps (e.g., of David Duke's new America, which would, among other things, relegate all Asian-Americans to ""East Mongolia""--the Hawaiian Islands).”
Schlatter, Evelyn. (2006) Aryan Cowboys: White Supremacists and the Search for a New Frontier, 1970-2000. Univ. Texas Press, Austin, TX.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Fishing in the Abyss -The Ties That Bind - Missions, Millennia, and Manifest Destiny - Armageddon Ranch - From Farms to Arms - Patriots and Protests – Conclusion
Preview in Questia
Walters, Jerome. (2001) One Aryan nation under God: How religious extremists use the Bible to justify their beliefs. Sourcebooks
NOTE: From the publisher: Written by a pastor, One Aryan Nation under God is a call to Christians to defend the integrity of their faith against its distortion for racist and illegal ends. It is also a call to church leaders of all denominations to come forward as "public proclaimers" and actively address in all public forums the theological basis for hate crimes.
Project Paperclip: Nazi Scientists in America
Bower, Tom. (1987) The Paperclip conspiracy: The hunt for the Nazi scientists. Little, Brown, Boston, MA.
Note: Offers an account of the postwar competition between the World War II allies, particularly the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., to exploit the scientific achievements of the Third Reich by seizing Nazi scientists.
Hunt, Linda. (1991) Secret Agenda: The United States government, Nazi scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1990. St. Martin's Press: NY, NY.
NOTE: Well-documented. Also contains many pages of research notes and other information that helps the reader find more information about a little-known part of our country's history. For decades, U.S. federal agencies illegally smuggled thousands of ardent Nazi criminals into our country, whitewashed their dossiers, and placed many of them in high-security positions with corporations, universities, Department of Defense contractors, NASA, and more. Some Nazis with medical knowledge gained from their concentration camp experiences allegedly taught MKULTRA personnel how to duplicate such experiments using the minds and bodies of unwitting American citizens. Eight pages of photographs.
Lasby, Clarence. (1971) Project Paperclip: German scientists and the Cold War. Atheneum, NY, NY.
Simpson, Christopher. (1988) Blowback: America's recruitment of Nazis and its effects on the Cold War. Wiedenfeld and Nicholson, NY, NY.
Annas, George J. and Grodin, Michael A. (eds.) (1992) The Nazi doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human rights in human experimentation. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.
NOTE: About fifty pages are on Nazi doctors, the rest is a history and analysis of the Nuremberg code. Click on the chapter titles to reach the text.
Preview in Google books
Aroneanu, Eugène, Ed. Translated by Whissen, Thomas. (I996) Inside the concentration camps: Eyewitness accounts of life in Hitler's death camps. Praeger, Westport, CT and London, England.
NOTE: From the Publisher: “This book is a translation of an oral history of the concentration camp experience recorded immediately after World War II as told by men and women who endured it and lived to tell about it. ….The testimonies are arranged to reflect the chronology of camp experience (from deportation to liberation), the living conditions of camp life (from malnutrition to forced labor), and the various methods of abuse and extermination (from castration to gassing and cremation).”
TABLE OF CONTENTS: List of Witnesses, Reports, and Documents - The Nazis' Four Main Reasons for Internment - Administration and Camp Regulations - Internment - Life in the Camps -Labor - Sanitary Conditions - Medical Experiments and Vivisection - Various Methods of Execution - Impact on the Prisoners - Extermination - Liberation - Number of Dead - Before the War
Preview in Questia
Preview in Google books
Astor, Gerald. (1985, 2003) The "last" Nazi: The life and times of Dr. Joseph Mengele. D.I. Fine, NY, NY. (2003: St.Martin's Press, NY, NY.)
NOTE: From Kirkus reviews on Google Books: “ The first half of this book is devoted to Mengele's early life and to the horrors of Auschwitz and other concentration camps--where ""medical experiments"" were performed that make Mengele's seem almost tame. The second half concerns his escape from capture in the war's final days, his subsequent life in Germany, Italy, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil (where, in all likelihood, his life ended in a drowning accident). Astor, who spent five years researching this book, includes interviews with Mengele family members, concentration camp survivors, Nazi hunters, and some of the people who aided him when he was a fugitive. The author also seems to have perused just about every item of published material on the ""Angel of Death"" and diligently searched government archives for material on his life and whereabouts. (Several tantalizing scraps of information seem to lead to the conclusion that Mengele was briefly interned in a US prisoner-of-war camp.) In June, 1985, the ""greatest manhunt in history"" ended anticlimactically with the almost certain identification of Mengele from the remains of a man who had drowned in June, 1979, off a beach in Brazil.”
Preview in Google books
Baker, Alan. (2000) Invisible eagle: The history of Nazi occultism.Virgin, London, England.
Caplan, Arthur ed. (1992) When medicine went mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust. Humana Press, Totowa, N.J..
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Eva Mozes Kor, "Nazi Experiments as Viewed by a Survivor of Mengele's Experiments"; Sara Seiler Vigorito, "A Profile of Nazi Medicine: The Nazi Doctor--His Methods and Goals"; Gisela Konopka, "The Meaning of the Holocaust for Bioethics"; Robert N. Proctor, "Nazi Biomedical Policies"; Benno Müller-Hill, "Eugenics: The Science and Religion of the Nazis"; Arthur L. Caplan, "How Did Medicine Go So Wrong?"; Robert S. Pozos, "Scientific Inquiry and Ethics: The Dachau Data"; Jay Katz and Tobert S. Pozos, "The Dachau Hypothermia Study: An Ethical and Scientific Commentary"; Benjamin Freedman, "Moral Analysis and the Use of Nazi Experimental Results"; Velvl W. Greene, "Can Scientists Use Information Derived from the Concentration Camps? Ancient Answers to New Questions"; Ruth Macklin, "Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today"; Ronald E. Cranford, "The Contemporary Euthanasia Movement and the Nazi Euthanasia Program: Are There Meaningful Similarities?"; Richard John Neuhaus, "The Way They Were, The Way We Are"; Jay Katz, "Abuse of Human Beings for the Sake of Science"; William E. Seidelman, "'Medspeak' for Murder: The Nazi Experience and the Culture of Medicine"; Nancy L. Segal, "Twin Research at Auschwitz-Birkenau: Implications for the Use of Nazi Data Today"; George J. Annas, "The Human Genome Project in Perspective: Confronting Our Past To Protect Our Future." Carlson, C., Larue, G. and O'Sullivan, G. (1988) Satanism in America. Gaia Press.
NOTE: From a reader's review on Goodreads: “This is an intensive examination of the ethical issues raised by the Nazi experiments. Among the questions explored: (1) Why did physicians abandon their oath to “do no harm” and carry out the depraved Nazi programs? (2) Should the data from the Nazi experiments be referenced in scientific literature or used for any scientific purpose? (3) Does the mere discussion of ethics with respect to the Nazi experiments confer legitimacy on the experiments? Caplan presents a range of cogent views in the form of essays by survivors, scientists, physicians, philosophers, and ethicists.”
Preview in Google books
Carr, J. (1985) The twisted cross. Huntington House, Lafayette, LA.
NOTE: About Nazism and the occult. Christian view point.
Fitzgerald, Michael. (2010) Hitler's occult war. Robert Hale.
NOTE: From the publisher: “Every dictatorship requires a justification, either historical or moral, and Hitler rooted his in antiscientific mumbo-jumbo, Wagnerian legend, and Satanism. This chilling investigation reveals that Hitler consulted Nostradamus before making key military decisions; that the Thulists, a sect that practiced human sacrifice and sexual perversions, founded the German Workers Party; and that black masses were conducted for elite SS corps at a "Black Camelot" in Wewelsberg. The Nazis even had their own occult bureau, the Ahnenerbe, whose research into bizarre cosmological theory, astrology, and UFOs exhausted more funds than America's atom bomb. Against this powerful armory of evil, Stalin and Churchill employed psychic advisors, the latter even holding high-level talks with Aleister Crowley. White witches attempted to thwart "Operation Sealion" (Hitler's planned invasion) through coven rituals. In the United States, research into mind control was vigorously pursued, and the government, in a shadowy affair known as the Philadelphia Experiment, attempted to dematerialize one of their own submarines. Going behind the war's public events reveals a hidden agenda of psychic conflict, fought at the highest level.”
Flowers, Steven E. (1990) Fire and ice: Magical teachings of Germany's greatest secret occult order. Llewellyn, St. Paul, MN.
NOTE: About a secret occult lodge that was discovered and outlawed by the Nazis.
Flowers,Steven E. and Moynihan, Michael.(2007) The Secret king: The myth and reality of Nazi occultism. Copublished by Feral House, Los Angeles, CA and Dominion, Waterbury Center, VT.
NOTE: The author belives that many beliefs about Naziism and the occult were propaganda spread by the Allied forces. He concentrates on the teachings of the rune magician Karl-Maria Wiligut, the “Secret King of Germany,” who influenced Heinrich Himmler and the SS.
Preview in Google books
Glass, James M. (1997) Life unworthy of life: Racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany. Basic Books, NY, NY
TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Ground of Killing -The Enthusiasts of Death - The Indifference Thesis and Science as Power - Scientific Practice and the Assault on the Jewish Body - Psychotic Preconditions to Mass Murder - Documentary Evidence Against Indifference - The Phobic Group and the Constructed Enemy - The Uniqueness of the Holocaust - Taboo, Blood, and Purification Ritual - Murderous Groups as Normal Groups - Psychosis and the Moral Position of Enthusiasm - The Politics and Process of Hate - Epilogue: The Site of the Killing
Preview in Questia
Preview in Google books
Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. (1992, 2004) The occult roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan cults and their influence on Nazi ideology: the Ariosophists of Austria and Germany, 1890-1935. New York University Press, NY, NY. (2004: I.B.Tauris, London, England.)
NOTE: Covers the occult revival between 1880 and 1920, Wotanism, the Order of the New Templars, the Holy Runes and the New Edda, Ariosophy, and the Thule Society. 33 illustrations.
Preview in Google Books.
King, Francis. (1976). Satan and swastika. Mayflower: London, England.
Kor, Eva Mozes. (1995) Echoes from Auschwitz: Dr. Mengele's twins: The story of Eva and Miriam Mozes. Candles, Inc., Terre Haute, IN.
Letulle, Claude J. (1987) Nightmare memoir: Four years as a prisoner of the nazis. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA.
Levanda, Peter. (1995) Unholy Alliance: A history of Nazi involvement with the occult. Avon Books, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Intro: At the mountains of madness - Part 1: The by-paths to chaos: Of blood, sex, and the rune magicians: Volk magic: The occult messiah: The order of the temple of the east: Sex, spies, and secret societies: Cult war 1934-39. Part 2: The black order: The dangerous element: The Ahnenerbe and the cult of the SS: Lucifer's quest for the Holy Grail: The psychic search: for Mussolini, the Bismark, assassins, and the human mind: Cult counterstrike. Part 3: Witches' sabbat in America: Walpurgisnacht, 1945: Aftermath: Is Chile burning? The overthrow of Allende, the murder of Letelier, and the rule of Colonel Dignidad: Nazi occultism today. Epilogue: Hasta la vista, baby. Notes: Bibliography.
NOTE: From the publisher: “Noted occult expert and author Peter Levenda has translated numerous Nazi documents relating to the exploitation of the occult for political and military purposes. He has compiled a chilling and comprehensive history of a would-be "Master Race's" slavish devotion to Satanism, human sacrifice and Black Magic.”
Preview in Google Books.
Lifton, Robert Jay. (1986, 2000) The Nazi doctors: Medical killing and the psychology of genocide. Basic Books, NY, NY.
TABLE OFCONTENTS: Introduction: This World Is Not This World - Life Unworthy of Life: the Genetic Cure - Sterilization and the Nazi Biomedical Vision - Euthanasia: Direct Medical Killing - Resistance to Direct Medical Killing - Wild Euthanasia: the Doctors Take Over - Participants - Bringing "Euthanasia" to the Camps: Action Special Treatment 14F13 - Auschwitz: the Racial Cure - The Auschwitz Institution - Selections on the Ramp - Selections in the Camp - Socialization to Killing - Prisoner Doctors: the Agony of Selections - Prisoner Doctors: Struggles to Heal - Prisoner Doctors: Collaboration with Nazi Doctors - Killing with Syringes: Phenol Injections - The Experimental Impulse - A Human Being in an Ss Uniform: Ernst B. - Dr. Auschwitz: Josef Mengele - Healing-Killing Conflict: Eduard Wirths - The Psychology of Genocide - Doubling: the Faustian Bargain - The Auschwitz Self: Psychological Themes in Doubling - Genocide - Bearing Witness
Preview in Questia
Mizrach, Steven. The occult and the Third Reich: The occult and nazism re-examined.
Nyiszli, Miklos. translated by Kremer, Tibere and Seaver, Richard. (1986) Auschwitz: An eyewitness account of Mengele's infamous death camp. Seaver Books, NY, NY.
Posner, Gerald L. (1986) Mengele: The complete story. McGraw-Hill, NY, NY.
NOTE: from the publisher “Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to over 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of Dr. Josef Mengele (1911-1979?) examines the notorious Nazi's entire life. It begins with his formative years, through his nightmarish deeds at Auschwitz, to his existence as an international fugitive and his death from natural causes.”
Reoder, Thomas. (1995) Psychiatrists: The men behind Hitler: The architects of horror. translated from the German Menner hinter Hitler. Freedom Pub., Los Angeles, CA.
Schwarberg, Gunther.(1984) The murders at Bullenhuser Damm: The SS doctor and the children. Translated from the German by Rosenfeld, Baber, Erna and Rosenfeld, Alvin H. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN.
Sklar, D (1977) The Nazis and the occult. Dorset Press, NY, NY. (Formerly titled Gods and beasts.)
NOTE: Analysis of the occult underpinnings of the Third Reich.
Suster, Gerald. (1981) Hitler, the occult messiah. St. Martin's Press, NY, NY.