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Skinhead International: Germany


Skinzines

There are at least 60 skinzines in circulation, the majority printed in western Germany. Under names like Panzerfaust (a WWII anti-tank weapon), Shock Troops and White Storm, they offer interviews with Skinhead bands, lists of favorite recordings, song lyrics, poems and cartoons. Inflammatory accounts of street battles and firebombings are printed with the admonition: "The good deeds must go on." A poem, "Hitler's House," published in the Coburg zine Clockwork Orange, ends with the words: "Some day the world will realize that Adolf Hitler was right."

Other neo-Nazi skinzines are Agressive, Der Patriot, Der Skinhead, Der Sturm (Storm), Endsieg (Final Victory), Eisenschadel (Iron Skull), Erwache (Wake Up), Glorreiche Taten (Glorious Deeds), Hass und Gewalt (Hatred and Force), Heimafront (Home Front), Kahlschlag (Skin-Blow), Macht und Ehre (Might and Honor), Nahkampf (Close Combat), Nordwind (North Wind), Proiszens Gloria (Prussian Glory, misspelled to play on "oi"), Querschlaeger (Ricochet), Schlachtruf (Battle Cry), Unterm Kroiz (Under the Cross, with a play on "oi"), White Power, and iZeitbombe (Time Bomb). Also popular in German Skinhead circles is the Swedish publication Storm, a virulently anti-Semitic skinzine.

Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.


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