The Anglo-German Fellowship

The report on the founding ceremony of the Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft (German-English Society), the twin organization of the Anglo-German Fellowship, attests to the mutual “esteem” both Nazi-friendly associations assured each other.

The Fellowship, whose members came from the economic and political elite of Great Britain, was supported by the Nazi leadership. Its aim was the establishment of an anti-Bolshevist network. Its slogan “Together for global peace” was as much hypocrisy as its claim of balanced political communication. The Anglo-German Fellowship’s primary goal was to protect the financial and economic interests of the British capitalist elite. And for that the members heartily aligned themselves with the anti-Semitic and fascist propaganda of Hitler’s Germany, at least until the German occupation of Sudetenland.1

Ross’s lecture typescript (see “The co-existence of white and colored”) contains a specific and, in the given context, risky transformation of the anti-Semitic argument, in which the white race’s protection against the “black and brown people” will restore Great Britain’s and Europe’s global superiority.2

Katalin Teller








Anonymous. Zusammenarbeit für den Frieden. Teltower Kreisblatt: 1936 Jan 13; 81 (10); [2]


Topic: Race
Case: Speaking engagements




Footnotes

1 G. T. Waddington. “An idyllic and unruffled atmosphere of complete Anglo-German misunderstanding”: Aspects of the operations of the Dienststelle Ribbentrop in Great Britain, 1934-1938. History. Vol. 82, No. 265; 44-72.

2 We have no evidence that the lecture was actually delivered, even though Ross’s biographer mentions that it was. Bodo-Michael Baumunk. Colin Ross. Ein deutscher Revolutionär und Reisender 1885-1942. [Unpubl. thesis]. Rev. edn. Berlin; 2015 [1999]; 97. See Library.

 
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