Pro-Nazi Party’s First Win

Not since Adolf Hitler has a pro-Nazi party won state parliament seats. The world was shocked. But we weren’t. You urgently need to understand why.
From the June 1998 Trumpet Print Edition

It was an election heard round the world. A pro-Nazi party won nearly 13 percent of the vote in Saxony-Anhalt. This racist party will have 14 members in the state parliament.

This is the first time a pro-Nazi party has won parliament seats since the vile era of Adolf Hitler! That madman committed the worst crimes ever in a war, and his ghost is back to haunt us. Even most of the German press labeled April 26 a “black day” for Germany. Jewish leader Ignatz Bubis said, “I have great fears.”

A story was aired May 2 by NBC News. NBC showed footage of Hitler and stated how this party gained more votes than Hitler’s did just a few years before he took control of Germany.

The election victory was followed a few days later by a three to four thousand-man neo-Nazi rally. It was the largest Nazi rally in years.

Gerhard Frey is the leader of the pro-Nazi party, called the DVU, or German People’s Union. According to the news publication Süddeutsche Zeitung, he has denied that the holocaust even happened! Even at a recent news conference, he refused to renounce this diabolical belief.

Mr. Frey ran an anti-immigrant campaign in a state that only has a 1.9 percent foreign population. It is the lowest of any state in Germany. Still there is an attack on foreigners by gangs of skinheads almost every week!

The Nazis love to hate. Their hatred is what motivates them. That is why they are so terribly dangerous. They spew out their Nazi hatred and do their violent deeds, using foreigners as a scapegoat for any problems they face. Just like Hitler, they hate Jews and almost every other race. This method is used to stir up violence.

News headlines around the world read, “Echoes of Hitler.” Europe was understandably more concerned than other continents.

The news was probably heard less in the U.S., as we continue to bog down in scandal and trivial matters. This keeps us from being alert to a very serious crisis developing in Europe.

“Not Since Hitler”

Here is what Germany Alert wrote on April 27 (emphasis mine): “Seventy years ago, in 1928, Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists managed to get 2.5 percent of the vote in national elections. That’s not much compared with nearly 13 percent polled by the pro-Nazi DVU in Saxony-Anhalt’s state vote yesterday. Hitler portrayed Germany’s problems in racist terms, just as Gerhard Frey’s DVU does today. Then, like now, youthful energies of the pro-Nazi movement become attractive to large numbers of people tired of being ruined by economic and social disaster. History is screaming its solemn warning.”

It was 1928 when Hitler won 2.5 percent of the vote. Only five years later he disbanded parliament! Only five years! Today this one pro-Nazi group has received over four times as many votes.

“History is screaming its solemn warning”! Germany has already plunged the world into two world wars. How can we not be profoundly stunned by the pro-Nazi election win? Especially since the world is now glutted with nuclear weapons and Germany is the great economic superpower of Europe. Also their military is much stronger than most people realize.

Today there is no Winston Churchill to warn us. There is only God’s Church. But who wants to listen to God?

“Only fools cannot be worried about Germany in the light of the chilling ascendancy of pro-Nazis in Saxony-Anhalt’s state election…. The anti-Euro appeal to fear and loathing has turned into a horrific success in Saxony-Anhalt. Watch now for the Nazis to march into other key, selected states. The results threaten all of Europe…” (ibid.). The Nazis are going to force the major political parties to accept much of their message of hate! And that means hatred for America and Britain most of all. These are primarily the nations that beat them in World Wars I and II. The great American industrial power was very instrumental in the Allies’ victory.

That means we are at the top of their hate list. America and Britain are the nations they plan to destroy first! That is what the Nazis have been planning since World War II!

The U.S. State Department recently released classified documents in which the Nazis laid their plans for a future World War III just before the close of World War II.

How utterly shameful that our own government has kept that plan from the public for so long!

It’s as if there was a design to deceive the American and British people. What deceit could be more dangerous?

Already Germany dictates the direction of the European Union. The Germans should be fleeing such a blatantly dominant role, in view of their recent history.

Germany was left in 1947 to denazify themselves! The spirit of Hitler is very much alive in Germany today! How could we intelligently think it would be any other way?

Gerhard Frey owns two newspapers. He continually publishes articles glorifying German victories in World War II. His party won 14 seats in parliament with such slogans as “Foreigner Bandits Get Out.” Thirty percent of the young people under 30 years of age voted for these pro-Nazis. Many young people said they “wanted a new man with new ideas.” Or is it a new man with old ideas that they desire?

Hitler also had an enormous appeal to Germany’s youth. This age group knows less about their own history.

Between 1993 and 1997, attacks against foreigners in Germany increased from 6,000 to 9,000 per year! And these statistics keep soaring!

Dangerous Direction

Chancellor Helmut Kohl was the big loser in Saxony-Anhalt. He is behind Gerhard Schroeder in the polls by 10 percentage points. The national elections for chancellor will be held in September this year.

Here is what the European newspaper said about Mr. Schroeder in its March 9-15, 1998, issue (emphasis mine): “He is a man trying to live down his political past. Having been an anti-American pacifist firebrand in his youth, in political maturity he is the friend of big business who goes to the opera in a private jet. Ostensibly a man of the left, he is prepared to play on people’s fears about immigrants and safety on the streets for political gain. ‘We must not be afraid of foreign delinquents,’ he cried last summer. ‘There is only one thing to say to those who abuse our hospitality in this country. Get out fast.’”

This is the leading candidate for chancellor, and he is encouraging gangs of skinheads to attack more foreigners! He is playing on people’s fear and hatred—fanning the flames of violence. That is inexcusable behavior, but very little is said or written about it in the media!

How could any thinking person not be concerned about where this is leading? The tide of hate continues to grow. Now even Helmut Kohl is being influenced. Mr. Kohl “pointed out that foreigners had invested large sums of money in Saxony-Anhalt’s chemical industry, but said that while foreigners had ‘the right to hospitality,’ they should be thrown out of the window or the door if they misbehaved” (Daily Telegraph, London, April 28, 1998).

The Nazi extremists are impacting the major parties. The politicians are saying whatever things will win them votes. Politics as usual.

This tide of hate is a serious problem that is growing fast.

I believe there is going to be a backlash against the extremist parties in Germany. But that is not going to change the dangerous direction Germany is going. It is only going to make these political parties more subtle and deadly.

The Bible says that it is Israel’s (America’s and Britain’s) “lovers” that conquer them—not their obvious enemies. Our nations are going to be so deceived that we fall victim to the greatest double-cross in the history of man! “Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted” (Ezek. 23:9). Our Assyrian or German “lovers” are going to destroy us unless we repent. (Write for our free booklets The Ezekiel Watchman and The United States and Britain in Prophecy.)

Britain and America are deeply deceived and refuse to understand what is really happening inside Germany—until it is too late (Ezek. 33:3).

That means the decision to destroy us is made by “respectable” politicians who are our close allies.

Germany Dominating Europe

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem tracks Nazi criminals. They said the Saxony-Anhalt election results reveal “an ominous development that will have far-reaching implications in Germany and beyond its borders.” Why an impact beyond its borders? Because the European Union is already economically stronger than Russia and Japan by far! And the military power is following the economic power. It routinely does in Germany.

What will Germany do with all that power? Can we afford to ignore this issue?

Here is what Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Britain, said in October of 1995: “You have not anchored Germany to Europe; you have anchored Europe to a newly dominant, unified Germany. In the end, my friends, you’ll find it will not work.”

Mrs. Thatcher lost her job for making such unpopular statements.

Now Germany is “newly dominant.” They are not passive anymore. They dominate a European Union (EU) that is fast becoming a superpower in the world.

Now combine what is happening economically with the political scene inside Germany. Considering Germany’s warring history, how can we not be deeply concerned?

Here is what Patrick Nichols said in November 1994 as he resigned as a vice chairman of Britain’s ruling Conservative party (emphasis mine): “I have no great liking for a continent dominated by two countries, the unique contribution of one of which has been to plunge Europe into two world wars in living memory….

“I wish I was not in the European Community. It is far from the merely economic community we were led to expect, and if I thought it was feasible to leave it, I would be off tomorrow.”

Now the EU is “far from the merely economic community we were led to expect.” What went wrong? If you have been reading The Trumpet, you know this Union is domineered by Germany and strongly guided by the Catholic Church. That is exactly what Herbert W. Armstrong proclaimed for over 50 years. He simply believed what God’s word prophesied.

Germany in Prophecy

Here is what Herbert W. Armstrong wrote in October 1962 in The Plain Truth: “Once the political union of Europe is achieved, the Germans will try to mount on top of the others—to dominate—to take over the rule, even over other European nations!”

Political union could be here as early as 1999. It’s almost here. How did Mr. Armstrong know this in advance? How did he know this union wouldn’t divide or collapse? Or that Germany would be the dominant power? Because the Bible reveals in Daniel, Isaiah and Revelation that there will be a 10-nation European power that will be led by Germany. Mr. Armstrong prophesied this for over 50 years before his death in 1986.

Today those prophecies are literally exploding on the world scene.

Here are two headlines from his Plain Truth magazine in 1961: “Now! New Power Bloc Stronger than Russia! —For 27 years we have warned, while others scoffed. Now the public press sees it coming. But here is what the world does not see!” “Giant World Power Rising out of Common Market —Prophecy is leaping to life! The fastest moving, most powerful military machine of all time is developing at lightning speed! You need to know the facts about the Common Market!”

How did he know the European Union would even exist today? Or that it would be stronger than Russia?!

It already is, economically!

Mr. Armstrong simply believed the prophecies of the Bible.

In a signed document with Franklin Roosevelt after World War II, Winston Churchill wrote, “It is our inflexible purpose to destroy German militarism and Nazism and to ensure Germany will never again be able to disturb the peace of the world.”

After two world wars caused by Germany, the Allies were determined to destroy German militarism forever. Did they succeed? They were horrifying failures!

While attending the first United Nations conference, the very same year that Mr. Churchill and Mr. Roosevelt signed that document, Herbert Armstrong said this: “This San Francisco conference is the greatest, most important conference of heads of nations held in world history. Here the top statesmen of the whole world are gathered. And why? To build a high tower—a super world organization—man’s nearest approach toward world government—an armed organization, with the power of armed force to guarantee world peace. But since world leaders do not know the way to peace, it cannot succeed.

“The war is over, in Europe—or is it? We need to wake up and realize that right now is the most dangerous moment in United States national history, instead of assuming we now have peace!

“Men plan, here, to preserve the peace of the world. What most do not know is that the Germans have their plans for winning the battle of the peace. Yes, I said battle of the peace. That’s a kind of battle we Americans don’t know. We know only one kind of war. We have never lost a war—that is, a military war; but we have never won a conference, where leaders of other nations outfox us in the battle for the peace.

“We don’t understand German thoroughness. From the very start of World War II, they have considered the possibility of losing this second round, as they did the first—and they have carefully, methodically planned, in such eventuality, the third round—World War III! Hitler has lost. This round of war, in Europe, is over. And the Nazis have now gone underground. In France and Norway they learned how effectively an organized underground can hamper occupation and control of a country. Paris was liberated by the French underground—and Allied armies. Now a Nazi underground is methodically planned. They plan to come back and to win on the third try” (Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong, vol. II, pp. 114-115).

Now the U.S. State Department has recently released the classified documents that prove exactly what Mr. Armstrong said!

And remember, Mr. Armstrong made those statements when Germany was almost totally destroyed and in rubble! Almost everybody scoffed then. But not today!

How could he have known? Only God could have revealed this to him.

“O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation” (Isa. 10:5). This book was written for the end time (Isa. 30:8). So, who is Assyria? (Write for our powerful booklet, The History and Prophecy of Germany.)

“I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets” (Isa. 10:6). God is going to send the nation of Germany against an hypocritical, or immoral, nation—Israel. It is speaking of America and Britain—nations which believe it is all right for their leaders and themselves to be immoral. But God has a vastly different view. God uses one nation, or one group of nations, to punish other nations. The punishment is all God’s doing—not German ingenuity.

“Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few” (v. 7). Let’s suppose you know nothing about the Bible. You only have to know a little history to know that Germany has destroyed many nations. It is in their military “heart” to do so.

Still, we must remember, God is responsible. God is raising them up. Germany’s rise to power is the work of God! They are God’s tool to punish us!

Here is another quote from Herbert Armstrong in his 1956 booklet, 1975 in Prophecy!, about what Europeans were thinking: “They are thinking more and more about the coming united states of Europe!

“We Americans, with the British, gave them the idea. We’ve tried to organize the European nations together against Russia. They are going to unite against us! And now Europe is about ready for it! The stage is all set! All that’s lacking now is the strong leader—the coming Führer! The Germans are coming back from the destruction of World War II in breath-taking manner. Germany is the economic and military heart of Europe. Probably Germany will lead and dominate the coming United States of Europe.

“But Britain will be no part of it!

“This astounding resurrection of the Roman Empire is the very next prophesied event. The world will be dumfounded when this military colossus actually emerges.”

How could he possibly speak with such authority in 1956? Now it is happening before our eyes. Only God could have revealed such prophecies! Only God knows the future.

It is time for all of us to awaken before it is too late!

Anti-Euro

Gerhard Frey’s pro-Nazi party is against the new European Union currency—the euro. He doesn’t want Germany to give up their famous Deutschemark. But he is going to lose that battle.

How do I know? Because the Bible reveals that 10 nations are going to unite politically and economically in Europe and destroy mightily. And who is the real power behind these nations? God, in Isaiah 10:5, only mentions the Germans as the real power. Germany will use the European Union to conceal their nationalistic ambitions and give them a certain dignity.

Already the extremist parties are uniting to exert more influence. Franz Schönhuber, the former leader of the extreme far-right Republicans, is working with Gerhard Frey to stop the infighting in the extreme parties. Franz Schönhuber was an officer in Hitler’s violent Wafen SS. After the war, he retained his pro-Nazi views.

Did that make him an enemy of the German people? No—he became a media star on Bavarian radio and television! German commentators have said for years that a wealthy party like the DVU, combined with a stirring orator like Schönhuber, could create a powerful force! He is getting a little old, but there will be others.

The denazification of Germany has proven to be a shameful joke!

Here is what the Thueringer Allgemeine wrote on April 27 (emphasis mine): “The dam has broken. Until now, it was only sporadic appearances in some of the state legislatures of western states. Now the right-wing extremists are sitting in an eastern parliament, too. And there is fear that it will not rest at that. That means, regardless of whom the future chancellor may be, the pressure in the east to come up with new ideas will be all the greater. In particular (the election results indicate), the mistakes of the GDR [the former communist power of East Germany] are increasingly being felt by the young, who, on account of age, have only hazy impressions of what once was.”

The young have hazy memories of Hitler’s evil goals and his downfall. “The dam has broken,” and “there is fear that it will not rest at that.” There is a spirit moving Germany in a very evil direction.

A German panel has quickly closed the probe into the numerous Nazi incidents in the army. The panel indicated there were only “two or three evildoers.” People who know the facts understand that was a disgraceful conclusion.

Watch for some spectacular and sudden changes for the worse in Germany. Perhaps the biggest change may come in the September election. That election is probably going to lead to many more shocks in the near future.

There is still great hope in this very bad news. Because it is a sign that Christ is about to return and destroy the Nazi war machine forever!

Still, we must brace ourselves for the worst time of suffering ever—just before Christ returns.