Police Gazette
June 1953


Police Gazette reveals for the first time the actual details of the Nazi conspiracy to restore Der Fuehrer to power in Germany and pave the way for world revival of Hitlerism.

by George McGrath
Police Gazette
Staff Investigator

  • In previously published reports, Police Gazette revealed that evidence in the hands of American and British Intelligence Services points damningly to the fact that Juan Peron, the Argentine dictator, is giving his personal protection to the deposed German Nazisthat these men are the backbone of the new Nazi International plotting Hitler's return to rule Germany, and that Der Fuehrer himself is believed to be among them.

FROM his hiding place in the Argentine, Adolf Hitler has organized a widespread Nazi International whose roots are firmly laid in Germany and whose tentacle-like branches of intrigue extend to Cairo, Madrid, Rome, and the United States – where former members of the Nazi Bund lurk as a potential Fifth Column.

In this article, the Police Gazette is able to reveal for the first time the true facts about this Nazi International. Step by step, through the tangled morass of post-war German political parties, phony veterans associations, and underground movements, the Police Gazette has traced the clear-cut pattern of Hitler's conspiracy to return to power as Fuehrer of the Reich.

Although the sudden arrest of seven Nazi ringleaders by British Military Intelligence agents last January forced the Bonn Government, against its will, to act on the evidence placed under its nose, the lid to this cesspool of Nazi chicanery was never lifted. A few bare facts were allowed to escape. There were very bare. They did not mention how Hitler and his infamous henchman, Martin Bormann, had organized this core of Nazism and had appointed, as Gauleiter, Dr. Werner Naumann–another of the war criminals supposed to have died with Hitler and Bormann in Berlin. (Dr. Naumann is very much alive and is now in a British army jail.)


Bonn's discreet handling of this plot did not disclose to the German people that this underground movement was part of the Nazi International; that it consisted of approximately 5,000 of the most rabid Nazis; that it coordinated the efforts and policies of all the right-wing political parties in Western Germany; and that it was in constant liaison with the Communist underground and banned Red movements. Nor did Bonn disclose to the Germans that this neo-Nazi movement had access to the secret files and documernts of the democratic Adenauer cabinet–and that the full details of the NATO plans for West European defense against the Reds in Germany were in the possession of the Nazis and, therefore, in the hands of the Soviets.

Above all, no mention was made of the fact that Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's return to Germany is fixed tentatively for 1957.

The Police Gazette has regularly published the facts about the Hitler conspiracy ever since it produced irrefutable evidence in September 1951 that the three major allies of 1945 (United States, Britain, and Russia) had never obtained proof of the Fuehrer's death–and that not one of the leading government officials in the U.S. or Britain would say for the record that Hitler committed suicide in his famous bunker beneath the bomb-torn, shell-ruined Reichskanlei. However, the full picture of the Nazis' post-war plot became clear only after the British swoop on seven ringleaders of the Nazi International in the British Zone of Germany, and the subsequent arrests by Bonn police of nearly 50 neo-Nazi and Communist co-schemers.

Documents seized by British Military Intelligence agents show that the Nazi International was organized by far-sighted Germans several years before the Nazis' last stand in Berlin.

Bormann's first move after he escaped from Berlin (according to British M.I.5, which received reports of his arrival in Switzerland) was to contact the Nazi Party's numerous financial agents in Zurich, where colossal unseizable bank accounts had been cached in various currencies. He then contacted Nazis in Italy (where he lived as a monk under the name of Brother Martin) before going to Madrid. Whether Bormann personally visited Cairo, where a strong Nazi International cell was established, or whether he sent an emissary to contact the Nazis there, is not clearly shown in the documents.

John J. McCloy, former U.S. High Commissioner in Germany, was informed by a Munich source of the existence of the Nazi International in Madrid, Rome, and Cairo, and transmitted his information to the Allied secret services.

Bormann was next seen in the Argentine, where (as revealed previously by the Police Gazette) he reported to Hitler. The Fuehrer was being hidden in the wilds of Patagonia by a strong Nazi organization with the active support of Argentine dicatator Juan Peron.

Hitler and Bormann decided to make Dr. Werner Naumann chief of the neo-Nazi movement in Western Germany as the representative of the Nazi International. Naumann was one of the Fuehrer's most trusted followers (he was appointed by Hitler in his last will and testament as Minister of Propaganda to replace Dr. Josef Goebbels in the surrender cabinet of Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz). Even more important to the Fuehrer and his Nazi International of those days, Naumann was believed dead. He was living under an assumed name near Hamburg.

The Truth About Dr. Naumann

The sensational truth, published here for the first time, is that Allied Intelligence agents reported that Naumann died in the bunker with Hitler. One of the judges at Nuremberg, Michael Musmanmo, as late as 1950 wrote a book in which he dismissed Naumann as "reported killed in Berlin", which is why Naumann was never brought to trial. Actually, while the Allies were writing him off as "dead", Naumann, together with Bormann, was the last to escape from the bunker. Both men safely crossed the Weidedammer Bridge, on which Bormann was later reported to have been killed by a bazooka shell.

Dr. Naumann, who today is only 43 years old, was a rabid Hitler follower from the start. The son of an Amtsgerichtsrat (Police Court magistrate) of Silesia, he joined Dr. Josef Goebbels in the Propaganda Ministry and soon rose to become permanent secretary of the Ministry. He made his last public speech when he ranted over the Berlin radio a few days before the Fuehrer "committed suicide." He said:

"At the head of the defense of Berlin stands our Fuehrer, and this alone characterizes the struggle for Berlin as unique and decisive. Never has he been so close to the hearts of his soldiers than in this grave hour. We are not shaken by our recent military reverses. National Socialism has made Germany strong and flourishing."

From the time he escaped from the bunker until he was arrested by the British last January, Naumann remained hidden from Allied intelligence agents. Only once was he mentioned briefly, by the Communist East German news agency, as having attended a meeting of the neo-Nazi and pro-Red Bruderschaft (now banned, but certainly not defunct) veterans' brotherhood in Bielefeld in November 1950. It was this short paragraph in a Red paper that led to his arrest.

British M.I.5 agents have since traced the permanent liaison that was established between Hitler's Shangri-La headquarters, the Nazi International cells in various countries, Dr. Naumann's top-secret role in the Nazi revival in Western Germany, and the various neo-Nazi and Red groups in that country. This liaison operated chiefly through the United States, where former members of the Nazi Bund remained unswerving adherents of the Fuehrer. It was through the undercover activities of the American cell of the Nazi International that fascist representatives from all countries arranged a secret meeting in Sweden in 1951. The slogan at that meeting was: "Fascists of the world–unite!"

As chief of the Nazi International in Germany, Dr. Naumann was the hidden hand behind the organization of the Freikorps Deutschland (German Free Corps) as the neo-Nazi centralizing agency. The Freikorps was pledged to restore the Fuehrer to power over a "united and unified" Germany. It boasted a 25-point program featuring such inseparable Nazi ideals as militarism, the pre-ordained superiority of the German people, and their right to world power. Naturally, all members were sworn to absolute obedience in this secret anti-Jewish, anti-Jesuit, anti-Masonic group.

Documents seized by British Intelligence agents last January prove that while the Freikorps was founded as a legitimate rightwing political party of between 1,000 and 2,000 members, Dr. Naumann had arranged for this political "front" to conceal the real nature of the organization which consisted of approximately 5,000 carefully chosen and highly-trained Nazi men and women.

Nazi-Communist Plot Exposed

It was British M.I.5 agents from this headquarters who, investigating the one-paragraph mention of Dr. Naumann in an East German newspaper, exposed the Nazi-Communist plot and arrested Dr. Naumann and his six top assistants.

Evidence of the plot was then handed to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer by the British High Commissioner, Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, a former Foreign Office expert and adviser on Germany and Hitlerism. Sir Ivone demanded that the Bonn Government pursue the investigations.

Reluctantly, Bonn's police arrested four members of the Freikorps. Then papers found at their homes spurred Chancellor Adenauer and his Minister of the Interior, Robert Lehr, who at first had pooh-poohed the plot at "British propaganda," into feverish action. Eleven more members of the Freikorps were held for questioning and the Korps was officially dissolved. Four members of the National Front, 10 members of the Socialist Action, and 28 members of the Free German Youth (all Communist organizations) were arrested and their parties also were dissolved.

A dragnet search was made by British and German police at the homes of these 50-odd leaders of the Nazi International, neo-Nazi agencies, and collaborating Communist parties. It revealed the sinister web of intrigue that Dr. Naumann and his assistant, Dr. Gustav Scheel (who also was mentioned in Hitler's last will as Minister for Church and Education) had woven into every phase of German activity – including the Bonn Government itself.

How the Freikorps Operated