Symbol of the German-American Bund.The German-American Bund was a nationwide organization of Americans founded in 1936 and led by Fritz Kuhn. The origins of the Bund began as early as 1924 as the 'Free Society of Teutonia' formed by National Socialist Fritz Gissibl after moving to Chicago, Illinois from Germany.
The German American Bund, or German American Federation, was an American Nazi organization established in 1936. "...the zenith of the Bund's activities was the rally at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 20, 1939... which some 20,000 people attended.
Fritz Kuhn was a German-born, naturalized-American citizen who led the German American Bund prior to World War II . He supported Hitler and was an anti-semite. He was imprisoned during the war, his citizenship was revoked and after the war he was deported back to Germany.
A lesser known piece of American history, a massive party rally of the German-American Bund held in New York City. The German-American Bund was a pre-war political organization based in the United States which sought to lead the United States under a Fascist government as well as strengthen American ties to the New Germany. It grew a substantial support base but proved incompatible with U.S. society.