Event Title

P-26 Infamy, Lies, and Loss: The Downfall of the German-American Bund

Location

Buller Hall 251

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

History and Political Science

Description

This project focuses on the German-American Bund, the largest Nazi organization in the United States, and those specific events that led to its collapse. First, a February 1939 Bund rally in Madison Square Garden made them more infamous across the country. Then Bundesführer Fritz Kuhn appeared before the Dies Committee in Congress to testify about Bund activities in the U.S. Finally, in December 1939 Kuhn was convicted on charges of larceny and forgery and sent to prison. Following his incarceration, the Bund was unable to hold together without his leadership, and dissolved within two years, immediately following Pearl Harbor.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Stephanie Carpenter, History & Political Science

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P-26 Infamy, Lies, and Loss: The Downfall of the German-American Bund

Buller Hall 251

This project focuses on the German-American Bund, the largest Nazi organization in the United States, and those specific events that led to its collapse. First, a February 1939 Bund rally in Madison Square Garden made them more infamous across the country. Then Bundesführer Fritz Kuhn appeared before the Dies Committee in Congress to testify about Bund activities in the U.S. Finally, in December 1939 Kuhn was convicted on charges of larceny and forgery and sent to prison. Following his incarceration, the Bund was unable to hold together without his leadership, and dissolved within two years, immediately following Pearl Harbor.