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The Artgemeinschaft Germanic Faith Community (German: Artgemeinschaft Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft; abbreviated AG GGG) is a German Neopagan[1] and Neo-Nazi[2] organization[3] founded in 1951 by Wilhelm Kusserow, a former member of the SS. In 1983, it merged with the Nordungen (founded 1924). From 1989 to 2009, it was headed by Jürgen Rieger.[4]

Artgemeinschaft Germanic Faith Community
Artgemeinschaft Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft
Abbreviation AG GGG
Leader Jürgen Rieger (1989–2009)
Founder Wilhelm Kusserow
Founded 1951
Newspaper Nordische Zeitung
Ideology Neo-Nazism
Neo-fascism
Political position Far-right
Religion Germanic Neopaganism
Website
www.artglaube.de

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IdeologyEdit

Artgemeinschaft mixes far-right ideology with Nordic and Teutonic religions such as Ásatrú, but also elements of atheism.[5] In the 1960s some theosophic and so called ariosophic aspects were added.

The weltanschauung of the party is xenophobic and antisemitic.[5] A belief of the party is Artgemeinschaft (loosely translated as "racial community"), a basic tenets of which is the Artglaube ("racial belief").

In contrast to other pagan organisations, neither Guido von List nor Lanz von Liebenfels plays any role.[6]

Important in their beliefs are theses by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Eduard v. Hartmann and Feuerbach in order to attack Christian moral and to replace it with a pagan one. According to Fromm, belief in Gods is not an important momentum for the Artgemeinschaft.[7]

Membership and mediaEdit

Membership is regulated according to racial criteria; only "northern born" people may become members. The members belong to different currents of the far-right, from militant neo-fascists to representatives of the Neue Rechte (New Right).[8]

The AG GGG publishes the völkisch Nordische Zeitung.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stefanie von Schnurbein: Göttertrost in Wendezeiten. Neugermanisches Heidentum zwischen New Age und Rechtsradikalismus. Munich 1993, Pg. 46.
  2. ^ Gasper, Müller, Valentin: Lexikon der Sekten, Sondergruppen und Weltanschauungen. Verlag Herder, Freiburg 1990.
  3. ^ Ryan, Nick (2004). Into a World of Hate: A Journey Among the Extreme Right. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-94922-X. 
  4. ^ Stefan von Hoyningen-Huene: Religiosität bei rechtsextrem orientierten Jugendlichen. LIT Verlag, 2003, Pg. 62
  5. ^ a b Article by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in North Rhine-Westphalia (German) Archived July 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Rainer Fromm: Brennpunkt Esoterik published by the Hamburg Office for inner affairs "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  7. ^ Rainer Fromm: Brennpunkt Esoterik published by the Hamburg Office for inner affairs "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2010-04-12. , page 180
  8. ^ Annette Rollmann: Archived [Date missing], at www.bundestag.de Error: unknown archive URL In: Das Parlament. No. 45 / 7 November 2005.
  9. ^ Article of the constitutional protection NRW on the side of the Ministry of Interior of NRW

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