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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.
of the American Nazi Party
August 25, 1967 – October 9, 2014
|Preceded by||George Lincoln Rockwell|
|Succeeded by||Rocky Suhayda|
|2nd and 4th leader|
of the World Union of National Socialists
April 9, 2009 – October 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Colin Jordan|
August 25, 1967 – 1968
|Preceded by||George Lincoln Rockwell|
|Succeeded by||Colin Jordan|
Matthias Koehl Jr.
January 22, 1935
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||October 9, 2014 (aged 79)|
Wisconsin, United States
|Political party||National Renaissance Party |
United White Party
National States' Rights Party
American Nazi Party
|Residence||Wisconsin, United States|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Occupation||United States Marine|
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.
Born on January 22, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Hungarian immigrants of German descent, Koehl studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and served in the United States Marine Corps.
In August 1967, formerly a Deputy Commander, 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. 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.
Koehl died in the night between October 9 and 10, 2014, at the age of 79.
- 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)
- Milwaukee Journal, September 4, 1967.
- "Nazi Chapter to Celebrate Hitler Birthday (AP)". The Free-Lance Star via Google news. April 14, 1967. Retrieved August 3, 2011.
- "Nazi Party Changes Name (AP)". The Free-Lance Star via Google news. December 19, 1966. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- "Longtime Neo-Nazi Matthias "Matt" Koehl Dies". Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, 2001, ISBN 0-8147-3155-4 (2)
- Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party by William H. Schmaltz, 2000, ISBN 1-57488-171-X (review 1)
- American Fuehrer : George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party by Frederick J. Simonelli, 1999, ISBN 0-252-02285-8 and ISBN 0-252-06768-1
- Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, 1998, ISBN 0-8147-3111-2
- New Order webpage
- Who is Hitler? transcript of remarks by Matt Koehl
- Populism And Socialism In American Nazism, chapter five of American Nazism In The Context Of The American Extreme Right: 1960–1978 by Jim Saleam
- Pierce, Koehl and the National Socialist White People's Party Internal Split of 1970 by H. Michael Barrett
- THE KU KLUX KLAN AND THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY: CASE STUDIES IN TOTALITARIANISM AND FASCISM by Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie Shanks-Meile
- Neo-Nazis: Longtime Hitlerian Activists on the Anti-Defamation League's website.
- FBI files obtained under the FOIA, hosted by the Internet Archive: