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The Nazi Party and the German Communities Abroad The Latin American Case

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    by Routledge

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    The Nazi Party and the German Communities Abroad examines the German Nazi Party’s actions around the world in the 1930s and 1940s.

    The book particularly focuses in on the formation and development of the Auslandsorganization der NSDAP (AO) (Nazi Party/Foreign Organization), the party branch charged with the task of connecting with foreign fascist movements and, especially with Germans living abroad. The authors follow the creation of the AO and its development in Germany, along with its actions throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, before finally focusing on Latin America. The Latin American case is then presented in both general and particular aspects, including countries such as Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. The study draws on many primary sources and is extensively referenced; an index with 700 references related to the action of Nazism in the American continent is presented, including the American and Canadian cases.

    This volume will be of interest to researchers of the history of Nazism and Latin America.

    Foreword to the Brazilian Edition
    Foreword to the English Edition
    Preface to the English edition
    Notes on the authors


    1 NSDAP and Its Project of World Expansion: History and Historiography
    Parties and States in Fascist Regimes
    State and Party Foreign Policies: Italy and Spain
    German Imperialism and Nazism: An Ideological Foreign Policy?
    The Auslandsdeutsche and the Project of Nazi Expansion Abroad
    Party and State in Nazi Germany

    2 Nazi Germany NSDAP and Its Reproduction Abroad
    The NSDAP and Foreign Policy: The Multiple Actors between Party and State
    The NSDAP and Its Foreign Policy: The Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP

    3 The Worldwide Expansion of the AO-NSDAP
    Africa and Asia
    North America

    4 Latin America
    Latin America in the Nazi Imperial Imagination
    The Common Trajectory of Nazi Action in Latin America
    The “ABC Triangle” (Brazil, Argentina and Chile)
    The NSDAP in the Americas and US Foreign Policy: The Examples of Colombia and Ecuador

    Final Considerations

    Index of References


    João Fábio Bertonha is a History Professor at the Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil, and a Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil.

    Rafael Athaides is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.