A Brief History
Born to European American parents that worked as comedians, little was funny about George. His parents divorced when he was young, and he was later denied admission to Harvard. He did attend Brown University but left in 1938 to join the Navy as a pilot.
He served the US Navy well during World War II, although he did not engage in combat. Recalled to active duty for the Korean War, his views became radical after the war and he was discharged from the Navy in 1960 after founding the American Nazi Party in 1959, spewing hatred of Jews, Blacks, and communists.
Denying the Holocaust and advocating American Blacks be sent to Africa, Rockwell was gunned down by a former party member that he had expelled for being a communist sympathizer.
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For more information, please see…
Ballack, Barry. Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Extremists and Extremist Groups. Kindle, 2018.
Schmaltz, William. For Race And Nation: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party. River’s Bend Pres, 2013.
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