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