Growing Up in Nazi Germany

Lessons to Be Learned
  • Luitgard N. Wundheiler


We live in eventful times. As I am working on this chapter, in early March 1990, the two Germanys are rushing to unite. Many of us look askance and with dread at a newly powerful Germany. There are even rumors afoot according to which some Germans march through the streets shouting Nazi slogans. There are neo-Nazis in some other countries, including this country. That makes this chapter even more urgent. The Anti-Defamation League of B′nai B′rith (ADL) listed, in its special report for 1988, 67 hate groups in America (ADL, 1988). They all preach hatred against those who are different. The Identity Church Movement testified in a federal court that the ultimate goal of the organization was “the annihilation of the Jewish race” (ADL, 1988). Some of the others are the National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP), the White Aryan Resistance, the Aryan Nation, and the Christian American Advocates. Of course, there is also the LaRouche political cult. The ADL is admirably active in exposing the hate groups in this country. Its Security Handbook for Community Institutions (1986) is prepared in cooperation with the crime prevention section of the New York City Police Department and provides practical guidance on security measures.


Living Room Hate Group German Soldier Nazi Ideology Assassination Attempt 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luitgard N. Wundheiler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brooklyn Institute for Psychotherapy and PsychoanalysisBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Private PracticeBrooklynUSA

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