Neo-Nazi's are run by Mi6...when its not the KGB

Matthew X profrv at
Sun May 2 18:41:27 PDT 1999

In his book KGB: The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents (Hodder and 
Stoughton, 1974), John Barron has thrown some interesting light on the 
‘Under KGB guidance, the Czech STB in 1956 started mailing virulent 
neo-Nazi tracts to French, British, and American officials in Europe. They 
bore the imprimatur of a non-existent organisation called the Fighting 
Group for an Independent Germany (Kampfverband für Unabhängiges 
Deutschland). Continuing propaganda from this phantom organisation created 
the impression that a gang of fanatical resurgent Nazis was active in West 
Communist organised swastika daubings of 1959-60 led to increased demand 
for race legislation: "In some cases - Austria, Germany, Norway - existing 
legislation has been supplemented as a direct result of the 
swastika-daubing outbreak of the winter of 1959-60."
Germany's most notorious postwar neo-Nazi party was led by an intelligence 
agent working for the British.....( Guardian Unlimited, 13 Aug 02),3604,773568,00.html
Neo-Nazi leader 'was MI6 agent'

John Hooper in Berlin
Tuesday August 13, 2002
The Guardian

Germany's most notorious postwar neo-Nazi party was led by an intelligence 
agent working for the British, according to both published and unpublished 
German sources.
The alleged agent - the late Adolf von Thadden - came closer than anyone to 
giving the far-right real influence over postwar German politics.
Under his leadership, the National Democratic party (NPD) made a string of 
impressive showings in regional elections in the late 60s, and there were 
widespread fears that it would gain representation in the federal parliament.
Yet, according to a report earlier this year in the Cologne daily, the 
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, the man dubbed "the New Führer" was working for 
British intelligence throughout the four years he led the NPD, from 1967 to 
However, a former senior officer in German intelligence told the Guardian 
this week that he had been informed of a much longer-standing link between 
Von Thadden and British intelligence. His recollection raises the question 
of whether the German far-right-winger was under the sway of M16 when he 
and others founded the NPD in 1964.
Dr Hans Josef Horchem, who was the head of the Hamburg office of the 
Verfassungsschutz - the West German security service - from 1969 to 1981, 
said he received regular visits from British intelligence liaison officers.
"We held general discussions on security. At one of these - I think it was 
towards the end of the 70s- they said, 'Adolf von Thadden was in contact 
with us', and that that was in the 1950s". Mr Horchem did not know whether 
the links between the German and British intelligence had continued into 
the 60s and 70s.
According to the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, whose report passed virtually 
unnoticed when it was published, the neo-Nazi leader met his British 
contact at a hotel in Hamburg.
Germany's government is currently trying to ban the NPD on the basis that 
its policies violate the constitution.
But the government's case is in danger of collapse after the disclosure 
that some senior NPD members were agents of the Verfassungsschutz. This has 
sparked debate about the extent to which counter-intelligence officers were 
sustaining the far right in their efforts to monitor it. Similar issues 
arise in Von Thadden's case.
The question also arises of whether MI6 was seeking help from the neo-Nazi 
movement when far-left militancy was sweeping Europe after the uprising of 
May 1968 in Paris.
Von Thadden left the NPD in 1975, and died at the age of 75 in 1996.
His younger sister, Barbara Fox von Thadden, said she had had no reason to 
suspect her brother worked for British intelligence. But she added that 
they had very different political views and steered away from political 
They had an English grandmother, and Ms Fox von Thadden said her brother 
"did like coming to Britain, and did like Britain very much".

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