German-American Bund
   An organization of German Americans sympathetic to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, the German- American Bund had its origins in the Friends of New Germany and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party in 1933. A German naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1924, Fritz Kuhn took over its leadership in 1936. At most, the Bund attracted approximately 25,000 members but also had supporters in William Dudley Pelley’s Silver Shirts. Some 20,000 supporters gathered at a rally in Madison Square Garden in New York City on 19 February 1939 and heard Kuhn attack Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal as a Jewish conspiracy. The Bund was outlawed once the United States entered World War II, and many of its members, including Kuhn, were interned. Kuhn was deported to Germany after the war.

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