- Socialist Reich Party
The SRP claimed
Konrad Adenauerwas an American puppet and that Karl Dönitzwas the last legitimate Führerof a pan-German Reich. [Martin Lee, "The Beast Reawakens" (Warner Books, 1998), p. 50.] It denied the existence of the Holocaust, claimed the ovens of the Dachau concentration campwere built by the United States after the war and that films of concentration camps were faked. [Lee, p. 50.] The SRP also advocated Europe, led by a reunited German Reich, as a "third force" against both capitalismand communism. [Lee, p. 50.]
The SRP never openly criticised the
Soviet Union[Lee, p. 58.] because the Soviet Union funded the SRP as it held anti-American and pro-Soviet views. The Communist Party of Germany, on the other hand, did not receive Soviet funds because it was viewed as "ineffectual". [Lee, pp. 74-75.] Remer said that if the USSR ever did invade Germany, he would "show the Russians the way to the Rhine" and that SRP members would "post themselves as traffic policemen, spreading their arms so that the Russians can find their way through Germany as quickly as possible". [Lee, p. 65.]
The SRP had its own
paramilitaryorganisation, the Reichsfront.
The SRP had about ten thousand members and it won 16 seats in the
Lower Saxony Landtagelection, and in Bremen scored 8 seats. It was banned in 1952by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, the only courtwith the power to do so.
* [http://www.archive.org/details/GermanysNewNazis "Germany's New Nazis" 1951 pamphlet about the SRP and other neo--nazi groups]
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