The Stormtrooper Magazine [American Nazi Party publication]

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Title

The Stormtrooper Magazine [American Nazi Party publication]

Description

From inside front cover: 

"The Stormtrooper magazine is the official news magazine of the American Nazi Party published quarterly...John Patler, Editor"

Last two pages and back cover list "Nazi Literature and Other Items For Sale" that include booklets, photographs of George Lincoln Rockwell, Adolph Hitler and Joseph McCarthy, leaflets, arm bands, lapel pins, recordings, stickers, and copies of "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion," an antisemitic forgery purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination. 

An article on pages 23 - 24 reports on George Lincoln Rockwell's campaign for Governor of Virginia. In 1965, Mills E. Godwin, Jr. won the governorship with 296,526 of the 562,789 votes cast. Rockwell received 5,730 votes, coming in fourth behind Godwin, A. Linwood Holton, Jr. and William J. Story Jr.

In 1967, Patler was expelled from the ANP after disagreeing with founder George Lincoln Rockwell. On August 25, 1967, Patler shot and killed Rockwell at an Arlington, Va. shopping center.

Selected pages include a cartoon by Patler, "Lessons in Free Speech" which shows a long-haired "liberal" and a Jew (wearing a Star of David) discussing free speech and the Constitution  while protesting a speech by George Lincoln Rockwell. 

A notice on page 12 describes how the editor of The Stormtrooper, John Patlerwas found not guilty on a charge of disorderly conduct for picketing in front of the White House. 

Source

Edward H. Peeples Collection, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

Summer 1965

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
George Lincoln Rockwell, Social Welfare History Image Portal
Miller, M.E. (2017). The shadow of an assassinated American Nazi commander hangs over Charlottesville. The Washington Post (August 21, 2017).
Backlash to Reform: Hatred and Extremism, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

“The Stormtrooper Magazine [American Nazi Party publication],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed May 25, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/266.