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

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ISBN 9781032340500
February 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

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 seven hundred 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Brazilian edition (Luís Edmundo Moraes)

Foreword to the English edition (Max Paul Friedman)

Preface to the English edition

Notes on the authors


List of Tables




Part 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


Part 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


Part 3 – The Worldwide Expansion of the AO-NSDAP


Africa and Asia

North America


Part 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






References Guide

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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.