Life for a Nazi Can Be Difficult if His Father and Relatives Happen to Be Jewish

The worst thing that can happen to a Nazi is to find out he is Jewish. That happened to 26 year-old Frank Collin who was Midwestern coordinator of the National Socialist White Peoples Party, formerly the American Nazi Party, until last month when the party’s national headquarters in Arlington, Va, ousted him “because of reports we had that he had Jewish relatives.” Last April, Collin’s father. Max, a South Side businessman, acknowledged that he was Jewish. He was born Max Cohen in Germany and was an inmate of a Nazi concentration camp. Even before he made the public acknowledgment he threw young Collin out of his house for claiming that Hitler’s legacy was “beautiful.” The self-styled Grupenfuehrer who dresses in brown shirts and effects a Hitler-style hairdo, insisted it was all a terrible mistake. He claimed that he wasn’t ousted by the American Nazis but quit on his own because the group “degenerated” since the slaying of its founder, George Lincoln Rockwell. With a small group of personal followers he has established a rival National Socialist Party of America to “follow Rockwell’s teachings to the letter.”

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