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THE NAZI INFLUENCE IN THE FORMATION OF APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA
Elizabeth Lee Jemison
tect the supremacy of Afrikaans-speaking whites and to repress non-white groups through a policy of almost complete separation. The Afrikaner people, the descendants of the first Dutch settlers in southern Africa, were the dominant white minority and, once unified behind the cause of apartheid, formed a majority of the allwhite electorate. Apartheid, the Afrikaans word for separateness, began as a governmental system after the elections of 1948 when the Afrikaner Nationalist Party, became the majority Party, and this system lasted until 1994. The Afrikaner white population developed the apartheid system in 1948 in part as an outgrowth of the ideology of Nazi Germany, an ideology the Afrikaners readily accepted because of the affinity they felt towards Germans, and because they feared being dominated by the English minority who had previously controlled the country. The desire of the Afrikaners for complete power in South Africa began when the British took over the Cape area in 1806, in an effort to prevent Napoleon from gaining control of the region. The introduction of another European group vying for power
Elizabeth Lee Jemison is at Princeton. She wrote this paper at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, for Ms. Joan Traffas’ Honors World History II course in the 2003-2004 academic year.
South African apartheid was a system developed to pro-
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served to awaken Afrikaner nationalism. The British who settled in the Cape area in the early 19th century brought with them concepts of the 18th century Enlightenment and the pro-business liberalism of the 19th century. These ideas conflicted sharply with the conservative Calvinist ideology of the Dutch who had settled South Africa beginning in the mid-17th century. As the result of the anti-slavery lobby in Britain and of the efforts of Christian missionaries to end racial prejudice, the British advocated a lessening of segregation to allow some non-whites to participate at least partially in the white-dominated society. Overall, the English possessed a more advanced culture and lifestyle than the Dutch living at the Cape, so the Dutch were likely to be absorbed into a colonial British society as second-class citizens. Indignant about the possibility of such a fate and without sufficient skill to fend off the British, many of the Dutch Boers moved further inland to areas to the northwest of the Cape area beginning in 1835. These Afrikaners or Voortrekkers conquered the land of native African tribes and established autonomous Boer republics. There, Afrikaners began to cultivate an Afrikaner culture.1 These Afrikaner or Boer republics began to prosper, especially after the discovery of gold and diamonds within their lands. This new-found wealth, however, worked to the detriment of the Boer republics because when the British learned of the gold and diamonds to be found further inland, they vied for control. The conflicts erupting from the attempt on the part of the British to incorporate the Boer republics into the British Empire eventually caused two Boer Wars. The first of these lasted from 1881-1882 and the second from 1899-1902. During these wars, the British suppressed and mistreated Afrikaners. The British created voluntary concentration camps during the second Boer War where many women and children came for protection, yet conditions in these camps were such that 26,000 Afrikaners died of disease and starvation. Towards the end of the second Boer War, the British began to burn Boer farms—destroying crops and razing homesteads. These wars illustrated the dangers of two self-proclaimed Christian nations going to war against each other when both nations believed in the same God and both were certain that God
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justified all their actions.2 The Freethinker, a liberal English journal, reported in October 1899, “The Boer has a Mauser rifle in one hand and a Dutch Bible in the other, while the Britisher has weapons in both hands and a Bible behind his back...Each informs the God of that book which side he ought to take in the quarrel.”3 Ultimately, the British gained control of the Boer Republics with the Treaty of Vereeniging of 1902. Though the Afrikaners were routed, many loyal Afrikaners chose to destroy their weapons rather than surrender them to the British, while still others accepted deportation rather than swear allegiance to Britain.4 Despite their defeat, many Boers felt pride that while Britain used 448,000 soldiers in the war where 7,000 of them died, the Boers never had more than 70,000 soldiers (rarely more than 40,000) and most of these were civilians. Only 4,000 Boers died in the war. This pride in their military record evolved into a new wave of Afrikaner nationalism. Their defeat after bloody wars made them more bitter towards the British than if Britain had seized control of the Boer republics without a struggle.5 This century of conflict (1806-1902) encouraged Afrikaner unity and a strong anti-British attitude that would serve as an initial impetus for German sympathy culminating in intense pro-Nazism in the mid-20th century. The extent of Afrikaner anti-British sentiment was most evident in Afrikaners’ opposition to the leadership of Jan Christian Smuts. Smuts, though an Afrikaner himself, was willing to negotiate with the British; he served in a variety of offices in Britishcontrolled South Africa including two terms as prime minister. Smuts had fought on the Boer side of the second Boer War but later became active in seeking compromise between the two sides by leading the Boer negotiations for surrender as the Transvaal State Attorney. Smuts explained the Boer position,
We are not here as an army but as a people...Everyone represents the Afrikaner people...They call upon us to avoid all measures which may lead to the decline and extermination of the Afrikaner people...We commenced this struggle and continued it to this moment because we wished to maintain our independence...But we may not sacrifice the Afrikaner people for that independence. As soon as we are
M. Smuts’ opposition to the rebellion primarily caused the formation of the Afrikaner Nationalist Party later that year by J. Upon entering office. Smuts was very cautious in his opposition to the Afrikaners. when South Africa entered World War II supporting the Allies. From that political vantage. humanly speaking.8 After he lost power to Hertzog in 1924. Hertzog’s resignation made Smuts very aware of the division among South Africans in their opinions on World War II and of the possibility of a civil war . Smuts became more politically astute and aware of the strength of his opposition. Hertzog who wanted to make British and Afrikaner cultures equal but separate entities.B. The first evidence of this conflict appeared in 1914 at the beginning of World War I when Smuts fought to end a proGerman rebellion led by Afrikaners. The Party became increasingly devoted to Afrikaner supremacy rather than Hertzog’s initial policy of equality between the two white groups. there is no reasonable chance to retain our independence as republics.6 As the result of his efforts to lead the post-war negotiations. Smuts played crucial roles in convincing Britain to give Afrikaners general autonomy and in uniting the defeated Boer republics with British provinces to form the Union of South Africa in 1910. he experienced dissent from the Afrikaners who viewed him as a British agent for his belief that the Union of South Africa did not have the right to secede from the British empire. Smuts and Hertzog reconciled their differences to form the United Party in 1933 in which Smuts served as deputy prime minister until Hertzog resigned from the government in 1939. Smuts’ belief that Britain had the right to rule South Africa earned him a pro-British label and alienated many fervent Afrikaner nationalists. In the wake of his experience with the pro-German rebellion in 1914. In 1919 Smuts had become prime minister when his proBritish Union Party was still the majority party.78 Elizabeth Lee Jemison convinced that. it clearly becomes our duty to stop the struggle in order that we may not perhaps sacrifice our people and our future for a mere idea which cannot be realized. it was able to enact its policies of apartheid that it developed during this period of ascendancy.7 The Nationalist Party grew in strength from 1914 until 1948 when it gained a majority.
ideological identification with German nationalism especially through Afrikaners’ adoption of the concept of a volkgeist forged strong ties between Afrikaners and Germans. an early romantic German nationalist coined the term volk in his Ideas of a Philosophy of Human History to describe the cultural heritage of the common people in any particular area. the only country which has ever attacked us?”10 Although he was an Afrikaner. Where anti-British sentiment was unable to produce lasting German sympathies. Johann von Herder. In an attempt to distance themselves from Smuts. Herder called the character distinctive to a culture its volkgeist. Fichte. and he ironically became a symbol of oppressive British imperialism.THE CONCORD REVIEW 79 resulting between the South Africans of British descent who were pro-Allies and the Afrikaners who were pro-Nazi.9 Smuts’ leading South African forces on the side of the British in World War II angered the more conservative Afrikaners whose position the newspaper. A later German philosopher. first expressed in 1808. In addition. and established the Boer Republics. Anti-British sentiment was not a direct cause of the bulk of pro-German and later pro-Nazi sentiment in South Africa. Britain. but it contributed in laying the groundwork for stronger ideological identification with Germany. so Afrikaners used it to glorify the Voortrekkers who traveled deeper into Africa. Fichte’s theories. many Afrikaners were of German as well as Dutch ancestry and shared a common bond with Germans through . Afrikaners adopted this concept of a volk for their own purposes. J. they were the paragons of Afrikaner idealism. The volk stood for the identity of the common people. Smuts was the object of many Afrikaners’ frustrations at the failed attempts at Afrikaner independence. introduced the concept of German supremacy that became the first seeds of Nazism. J. conquered native tribes. many Afrikaners aligned themselves with Germany against the old enemy. C. G. built on Herder’s concepts of volk and volkgeist by claiming in his Addresses to the German Nation that the German volkgeist was superior to that of other cultures. “Why should we fight for Britain. captured when it posed the question. Die Burger.
They viewed it as a cruel domination of the already defeated Germans. Afrikaners further adapted Calvinism to include a national consciousness in the doctrines of election and vocation.14 Nazi influence in shaping the ideology of Afrikaners was not the primary cause of Afrikaner belief in the superiority of whites over blacks. Afrikaners took Calvinism’s doctrine of election and claimed that it supported the spiritual.13 Afrikaners adopted Hitler’s concept of a master race and Nazi German nationalism to their Afrikaner situation.15 Afrikaners distorted their Calvinist beliefs to further this attitude of not only white supremacy but also of supremacy of the Afrikaner volk over all other groups.11 Strong pro-German sentiment was evident as early as 1914 when German nationalism caused an Afrikaner rebellion against British rule. Nazis and Afrikaners construed the concept of volk to permit a form of xenophobia that would preserve their Western Christian tradition from the dangers Asian and Soviet powers posed. Accordingly. the religious ties of Afrikaners were a natural place to find additional support for the Afrikaner volk. but Nazism was largely responsible for encouraging the idea that Afrikaners were superior to any other groups of whites. Most Afrikaner students who traveled to Europe to pursue their post-graduate studies at a large university studied in Holland or Germany rather than England despite the fact that more of these students spoke English. Because Afrikaner culture derived support from the Calvinist tradition. Many Afrikaners opposed the Versailles Treaty ending World War I. thus making the “salvation” of the Afrikaner nation from . and cultural superiority of the “elect” Afrikaner culture. they claimed that God had established the volk as a tool for His purposes in South Africa. biological. Even Smuts attempted to persuade the British to negotiate a less debilitating treaty with Germany. Afrikaners felt an inclination to support Nazism as both Nazism and their own Voortrekker heritage relied heavily on the idea of volk to promote the concepts of racial supremacy. not German. Several future leaders of the apartheid era encountered Nazism while studying in Germany.80 Elizabeth Lee Jemison their identification with Protestantism.12 As the Nazi Party gained power in Germany.
Hertzog..19 While Christian-Nationalism provided an ideological justification for fascism.B. the founder of the Nationalist Party. the concept of Christian-Nationalism emerged.”18 In addition to advocating independence from Britain. General J. Through this combination of deeply entrenched doctrines of Calvinism and the newer concept of nationalism expressed through support of the Afrikaner volk. Both formulated similar policies to control Jews within their respective countries. Afrikaners manipulated Calvin’s teachings to claim that Calvinism’s clear delineation between the elect and the damned supported the formation of apartheid’s rigid racial and ethnic distinctions. after having gained independence from Britain in 1961... anti-Semitism in the 1930s further linked the ideologies of Christian-Nationalism and Nazism. reported. defeating the Philistine giant. David.. “Our republic is the inevitable fulfillment of God’s plan for our people.17 The Christian-Nationalist movement grew in importance and became a central part of the campaign for Afrikaner independence and for apartheid. Goliath.for which the defeat of our Republics in 1902 was a necessary step.M. ChristianNationalists stressed the State at the expense of more liberal ideas of individual freedom. expressed decent tolerance. .THE CONCORD REVIEW 81 the evils of British domination appear comparable to the spiritual salvation of its inhabitants.a plan formed in 1653 when [the first Dutch settlers] arrived at the Cape.16 By equating Calvinism to Nationalism and by seeing the struggle for Afrikaner political power as obedience to divine will. Die Transvaler. Interestingly. This made the emerging ideas of totalitarianism and fascism seem reasonable and compatible with Christian-Nationalism. there was initially resistance to this trend from powerful Afrikaner leaders. Afrikaners. In 1929. Afrikaner journalists supported the concept of Christian-Nationalism by frequently referring to the growth of Afrikaner power in the British-controlled government as similar to the biblical story of the young Hebrew boy. revealed the degree to which they thought that independence from Britain was their divinely ordained destiny when the Afrikaner newspaper.
Several militant Nazi-sympathizing organizations protested the immigration of Jews into South Africa.82 Elizabeth Lee Jemison saying that the Jews were the ethnic group whose concerns were most similar to those of the Afrikaner. but the Party soon became involved in pressing for a new restriction on immigration of Jews that went into effect on November 1. a South African of German descent. Malan.4% of the 6. the SS Stuttgart. 23 In reaction to the SS Stuttgart incident. the .22 Initially. In fact. Before this new restriction went into effect. 1936. carried 600 German-Jewish refugees to South Africa.20 and anti-Semitism became an official policy of the Afrikaner Nationalist Party. but the Grey Shirts were the most vehemently anti-Semitic of these groups. Many Afrikaners noted this increase with alarm. In 1930 Dr. One such gang was The South African Grey Shirt Party. anti-Semitism rose at an alarming rate in both Germany and South Africa during the 1930s. A protest organized by the Grey Shirts met the ship near the docks in Cape Town as a show of the force various militant groups possessed. fearing that Jews would eventually overpower Afrikaners’ economic and political control. South African anti-Semitism was directly related to the anti-Semitism and persecution policies in Germany. Daniel F. there was a dramatic increase in the number of Jews immigrating to South Africa from Germany. Weichardt.21 These immigrants formed 57. with the Immigration Quota Act. The Grey Shirts became very active in anti-Semitic protest against the rising numbers of German Jewish immigrants. Despite such voices. but at the same time. also outwardly supported Jewish equality. the government seemed to legitimize anti-Semitism. Other Nazi sympathizing organizations included the Boerenasie and the New Order. all these were anti-Semitic. a chartered ship. led by L. the Afrikaner Nationalist Party attempted to oppose the Grey Shirts’ anti-Semitism.T. he initiated the Immigration Quota Act to allow immigration only from a select group of countries excluding those eastern European countries from which Jews most frequently immigrated.295 Germans immigrating to South Africa from 1933-1936. Because of the persecution of Jews in Germany. who later became the head of the Nationalist Party and the first prime minister of South Africa under the apartheid regime. Thus.
26 Afrikaners continued to pursue increasingly radical antiSemitic legislation throughout the late 1930s. This bill suggested that Jews threatened to overpower Protestants in the business world and were innately cunning and manipulative. the Aliens Act created an Immigrant Selection Board to ensure “assimilability” among all immigrants. His first editorial was a caustic diatribe against Jews. introduced another anti-Semitic bill that strongly resembled Nazi legislation—the Aliens Amendment and Immigration Bill of 1939. These demands included the explicit prohibition of all future Jewish immigration.THE CONCORD REVIEW 83 Nationalist Party met near Stellenbosch University. To support his claim.25 Verwoerd became even more outspoken on the subject of anti-Semitism when. This bill defined Jews as anyone with parents who were at least partly Jewish regardless of actual religious faith or practices. he became editor of Die Transvaler. later Foreign Minister. keeping pace with that of Nazi Germany. the newspaper published by the Nationalist Party of the Transvaal region. The majority Union Party . Afrikaners often considered Jews “non-assimilables” and prevented them from immigrating.27 The ambiguities in the Aliens Act caused the Nationalist Party to fight for a number of new demands to prevent all Jewish immigration and thus minimize the role of Jews in South Africa. In 1937. Although this act did not explicitly prohibit Jewish immigration. and that Jews were a danger to society. Here Dr.24 Verwoerd further pursued anti-Semitic policies by suggesting to the government that it no longer give Jews any new trading licenses. Eric Louw. and five other Stellenbosch professors pledged themselves to pursue an end to all Jewish immigration. the removal of Yiddish as an approved European language for immigration purposes. in 1937. Hendrik Venvoerd.28 Following these demands of the Nationalist Party. and prohibition of Jews and other “non-assimilable” groups from joining certain professions. Louw maintained that Jews were involved in the Bolshevik Revolution and therefore intended to spread Communism worldwide. His bill was a means of suppressing all Jews. which provided a prominent voice on Party issues for several decades. a Nationalist Party member. a center for Afrikaner volk identification.
voiced this slander in a speech made on July 10.30 Thus. D. by blaming Jews for Afrikaner economic hardships and by seeking to prevent Jewish immigration.Down with Judaism. A 1937 poster for the South African Nationalist Peoples’ Movement read.to satisfy their hatred of. 1939: “Behind the organized South African Jewry stands organized world Jewry. “We say: Down with the Jewish Communism! Down with the exploiters of Democracy! Down with the exploiters of the Trade Unions! Down with the Bolshevik agitators who want.They have robbed the population of its heritage so that the Afrikaner lives in the land of his father but no longer possesses it. and J. most Jews seemed noticeably wealthier than Afrikaners.29 Many of the Jews who immigrated to South Africa adapted more readily to urban life than the largely agrarian Afrikaners and were generally better educated. This anti-Semitism grew in its irrationality and contradiction until Afrikaners accused Jews of being both ruthless capitalists and subversive Communists. In addition to anti-Semitism from the political arena. While the whole synod voted against accepting this committee declaration..84 Elizabeth Lee Jemison however vehemently opposed and rejected this bill. a Union Party member of Parliament... Afrikaners blamed the Jews for their own lack of wealth by branding them enemies of society and of the Afrikaner in particular.Christian Afrikaners. the introduction of such a claim revealed . Stuttaford. Hofmeyer. Although the Aliens Amendment and Immigration Bill failed. remarked that the bill reminded him of the Inquisition during the Middle Ages.. then Minister of the Interior. subsequently.. considered the bill even worse in parts than Nazi rhetoric.. industrial society. Malan..F. a committee within a synod of the Dutch Reformed Church concluded after much examination that the Jews were not God’s chosen people as described in the Old Testament. H.”32 Malan also voiced his opinion that Jews should never comprise more than five percent of the population of any region. the enemy of the whole world!”31 Dr.. the fact that politicians introduced such bills showed the extremes of South African antiSemitism in the 1930s. Afrikaners found a scapegoat for their own difficulty in adjusting to an urban. the incoming leader of the Afrikaner Nationalist Party.
held a meeting in du Plessis’ home. but by 1920. This meeting marked the beginning of the Broederbond. these three under the guidance of Rev. du Plessis—who met the following day to pledge themselves to restore the Afrikaner to his rightful place in South Africa. membership was about 2. Klopper. In 1918.35 The mission of the Broederbond was to promote Afrikaner interests in every area. along with the concepts of the Afrikaner volk and Christian-Nationalism. This disturbance left a deep impression especially on three Afrikaner teenagers at this meeting—H.34 However.THE CONCORD REVIEW 85 the extent of Afrikaner anti-Semitism at this time. 1918. Membership was very limited. The Afrikaner Broederbond (Brotherhood) was the earliest conservative Afrikaner group which closely aligned itself with Nazi Germany. In 1944. On June 5. Naude of the Dutch Reformed Church. The mob vandalized the Nationalist Club building and injured some of the Party members attending the meeting. its nature changed and it became increasingly exclusive by the late 1930s. and considered itself a quasireligious organization for the purpose of promoting Afrikaner unity and of allowing young nationalist-minded Afrikaners to meet one another. . was speaking.C.6% of these being public servants and 33. Nazi-sympathizing organizations.F.33 This strong attitude of anti-Semitism fed the ideological bond between Afrikaners and Nazi Germany. As the Broederbond grew.3% educators. van der Merwe.F. Membership was open. The name of the organization that they began with only eighteen members was Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). J. D. and Daniel H. then the Party leader in Cape Town. H. and the Broederbond strongly encouraged its 37 members to wear Broederbond buttons to distinguish themselves. the organization took the name Afrikaner Broederbond.674 with 8.J. the Broederbond did not remain as open and harmless an organization as it began. This. provided a firm foundation for the formation of strong. and which was influential in the founding of apartheid in 1948. The Broederbond began as a fraternity of men devoted to the Afrikaner cause in 1918 and became a secret organization in 1924. Malan.W. a mob interrupted a Nationalist Party gathering in Johannesburg where Dr.
professions for which Smuts had great respect.B. They reported that the Broederbond was a benign social organization open to all Afrikaans-speaking Protestants who were loyal to South Africa.39 Smuts considered the Broederbond a dangerous organization but failed to oppose it publicly for some time despite having the power granted by the special War Measures Act of 1941 to do so. Malherbe. estimated that the Broederbond had strong influence over nine out of ten Dutch Reformed Church congregations. G. The Broederbond denied membership to J.36 In 1946. Smuts. Smuts chose not to expose the Broederbond because so many Broederbond members were Dutch Reformed Church ministers and teachers.86 Elizabeth Lee Jemison Its secretive. Many of the Broederbond’s critics argued that precisely the Broederbond’s influence within the church had secured a favorable. both Afrikaans-speaking Protestants. the Church launched an investigation of the Broederbond in 1949.40 Eventually Smuts . report. According to his Director of Military Intelligence. though fraudulent. for their willingness to negotiate with Britain and for their refusal to deny the right of English-speaking South Africans to participate in government.37 Just as its critics feared. Hertzog and J. Because of this and other allegations of Broederbond involvement in the Dutch Reformed Church.38 Hertzog also denounced the Broederbond for their refusal to negotiate with English-speaking South Africans and for hindering his diplomatic efforts. Smuts refused to oppose the pro-Nazi attitudes of university students and professors except in the case of those who committed civil crimes.C. E. Senator Andrew Conroy.M. the Minister of Lands and an outspoken anti-Broederbond member of the United Party. the Broederbond’s membership was not as open as the Dutch Reformed Church’s report alleged. The Broederbond countered by accusing Hertzog of trying to increase his own political power by provoking English-speaking South Africans to fear Afrikaners. The Broederbond was the means by which the ideological ideas of Afrikaner volk and Christian-Nationalism attempted to unify all Afrikaners into a single force. cult-like nature prevented the South African people from realizing the full extent of the power of the Broederbond until it had gained a firm grip on South African politics.
Hitler sent Montmartin with the purpose of determining what support South Africa might provide to Germany in the new world order that Hitler envisioned.”42 Broederbond members responded by repeatedly denying Smuts’ allegations. but with the rise of Nazi Germany. After this order. In 1944. Of those who resigned from the Broederbond.41 while Smuts publicly denounced the Broederbond as “A dangerous. 807 rejoined after Smuts’ administration lost power to the Nationalist Party in the 1948 elections. the Broederbond reorganized itself to resemble the Nazi Party.THE CONCORD REVIEW 87 yielded to the repeated counsel of his military intelligence who believed that the threat posed by the Broederbond was great. but according to documents confiscated during World War II at the German diplomacy headquarters for the Union of South Africa. The Broederbond became aware of Smuts’ plans for action in 1943 but allowed members to deal with Smuts’ coming ultimatum as each saw fit. 1. Montmartin met secretly with top Broederbond leaders to discuss how the Broederbond might be of service to this end. When the Broederbond began in 1918. the link between the ideology of the Broederbond and that of Nazi Germany grew. One exception in this new organization was the Broederbond’s use of the Dutch Reformed Church to inspire nationalism and support of all Afrikaners. and claiming that the Broederbond was a benign cultural organization. it was not the fascist organization that Smuts denounced in 1944. Montmartin came to South Africa with the official intention of attending a conference on education. Broederbond members gained much public sympathy during this period for their loyalty to the Afrikaner cause.094 Broederbond members resigned from the organization. cunning. a representative of Nazi Germany. political Fascist organisation. This link became critical to the Broederbond with the 1934 visit of Graf von Durckheim Montmartin. After this meeting with Montmartin. whereas Hitler . but many more resigned from their civil service position. Smuts demanded that all Broederbond members who were public servants (including teachers) resign either from the Broederbond or from their public service positions.
88 Elizabeth Lee Jemison had reverted to the symbols of Nordic mythology to provide a competitive “religious” awe for the Nazi Party. complete with fuehrer. She reported: “This terrifying octopus-like grip on the South African way of life was made possible by reorganising the Broederbond on the pattern of Hitler’s highly successful Nazi state. a South African court found Holm guilty of treason and imprisoned him. Ironically. Verwoerd expressed delight at Allied defeats and much dismay in his reports on Nazi losses. After the popular music programs. but when the Nationalist Party came into power after the elections of 1948. the new government released Holm from prison after only serving one year of his 10-year sentence. Holm later received an appointment to the Department of Education. Verwoerd. a Broederbond member. Such Broederbond propaganda prompted much concern among government officials about the growing power of the organization as the tie between the Broederbond and the Nazi Party became evident to those outside of the organization. broadcast vehement anti-British and anti-Semitic messages in Afrikaans to the listeners in South Africa. After the war. Erik Holm. more clearly than the British Broadcasting Company or any South African radio stations.45 Janie Malherbe. a South African captain of Military Intelligence. published by Dr. realized the danger of Broederbond’s close alliance with the Nazi Party after Montmartin’s visit. a South African teacher studying in Germany. This radio station was very popular for its music programs. Germany that broadcast very clearly to South Africa. One implementation of Montmartin and the Broederbond’s strategy of anti-British propaganda during World War II involved a radio station in Zeesen. newspapers openly began to reflect Nazi sympathy before and during the war.44 Influenced by Holm’s proNazism.43 Montmartin’s appeal emphasized the value of anti-British propaganda as a means of securing South African support for Nazi Germany and included another sphere of possible influence. One example was Die Transvaler. . In addition to his antiSemitic editorials. young South African scholars whom the Broederbond encouraged to study at German universities. Dr.
Die Burger. Laas. group and cell leaders. The cartoon pictured an exaggeratedly rotund.49 The group’s Nazi sympathy became clear when it printed its constitution in German Gothic type and when it chose an eagle. prompting his resignation in October 1940.47 After Laas stepped down from the leadership. Hitler would give Afrikaners independent rule of South Africa as a reward for their loyalty to and support of Nazism. As the national leader. Colonel J. referring to the pioneering Voortrekkers). he had the title CommandantGeneral. greedy Jew riding on the shoulders of a . Laas led the Ossewa Brandwag from February 1939 until the rapid growth of the organization expanded beyond his managing capabilities. the Ossewa Brandwag (literally Brigade of Ox-wagon Sentinels. In 1939. and local leaders became “generals. founded the Ossewa Brandwag to promote Afrikaner heritage.” The Ossewa Brandwag. the Ossewa Brandwag became more militant in nature under the leadership of Dr.C. spread in a sinister network over the whole of South Africa. as its emblem.C. while the Broederbond was growing in strength and World War II was underway. a former military officer intensely loyal to the Afrikaner volk and the Voortrekker heritage.48 The group strongly opposed the efforts of Smuts and his army to support the British. supported Nazi Germany. opposed the alleged control of the British market system by Jewish professionals. Hans van Rensburg.THE CONCORD REVIEW 89 gauleiters. its opposition posed a significant threat because the Ossewa Brandwag had more members than Smuts’ army.”51 A cartoon from the Afrikaner nationalist newspaper.”46 The Afrikaner Broederbond followed the ideological and organizational patterns of the Nazi Party and advocated support of the Nazi Germany under the assumption that in Hitler’s new world order. Afrikaner conservatives who wanted violently to pursue Afrikaner control of South Africa led a new military-minded organization. like the Broederbond. the emblem of the Nazi Reichstag.50 The Ossewa Brandwag opposed the growth of urban areas using the Dutch Reformed Church’s doctrine of “BritishJewish capitalism. but the organization quickly grew into a popular military movement.
90 Elizabeth Lee Jemison gaunt Smuts and Hertzog. Smuts. J. Rev. deviously worked to increase their wealth and power at the expense of hardworking Afrikaners who steadfastly did their best to survive in a harsh world. “the Afrikaner will no longer cooper- . Vorster denounced Fascism and Nazism in particular but after he became an Assistant-hoof Kommandant in the Ossewa Brandwag. They formed the Stormjaers (stormtroopers). To many. and it suggested that wealthy Jews controlled the pro-British government. Hendrik Verwoerd. Afrikaners could “free” themselves by supporting Nazi Germany. including Nationalist Party leaders such as Dr. and a future Nationalist prime minister. In 1934. expressed the rapidly changing opinions of many who became increasingly right-wing. it appeared that the British and the Jews oppressed the Afrikaners.55 Vorster hoped for a new South African government where. while hesitant to confront the Broederbond. Vorster.52 Some Afrikaners expressed the opinion that Jews. a Nationalist Party leader. The Ossewa Brandwag became increasingly Nazi-oriented. the Ossewa Brandwag was evidence of the growth of Nazi sympathy and dedication to Afrikaner supremacy in South Africa.54 His criticism was not without justification. D.C.53 The violence of the Stormjaers demonstrated the grave danger the Ossewa Brandwag posed as it sought to create a fascist state. in league with the British. J. The Stormjaers threatened and attacked anyone who was not as conservative as they. who were a secretive part of the Ossewa Brandwag composed mostly of police officers. which promised to destroy both groups. The Stormjaers considered themselves to be acting for the best interests of the Ossewa Brandwag but may not have always acted under the direct orders of the group. he expressed his admiration of Hitler and his desire for a South Africa in which only Afrikaners had wealth and political power—all Jews expelled from the country. and democratic elections terminated. nonetheless opposed the Ossewa Brandwag with much fervor as the type of organization that brought Hitler to power in Germany and that might have the capability to bring a similar leader to power in South Africa. one “general” in the Ossewa Brandwag.
We must follow his example because only by such holy fanaticism can the Afrikaner nation achieve its calling.61 During the same month. and the basis of the government being Christian-Nationalist rather than National-Socialist... Hitler gave the Germans a. This government was viewed by Die Suiderstem as a Nazi state with only a few changes such as the title of the dictator being president instead of fuehrer.fanaticism which causes them to stand back for no one. and Afrikaans as the official language of South Africa.”56 Vorster spoke to the Afrikaner Nationalist Studentebond.”57 Because the violent nature of Vorster’s opinions threatened the government’s stability. published “Constitution from the Christian-Nationalist Republic” as the Ossewa Brandwag’s plan for a new government.THE CONCORD REVIEW 91 ate with the Englishman. the youth wing of the Ossewa Brandwag. the government described was very similar to the dictatorship in Nazi Germany. saying. Die Suiderstem.58 Vorster’s desire for a new South African government and for the expulsion of Jews from South Africa was a common desire throughout the Ossewa Brandwag. While this document never explicitly mentioned Nazism. acted upon the group’s desire for a new government and issued a “Freedom Manifesto” as a promise on the part of the youth to fight to overthrow the parliamentary government and establish a Christian-Nationalist government under an elected dictator. This plan included a statecontrolled press. He will make the conditions and the Englishman will be compelled to submit. the youth wing of the Ossewa Brandwag. “Hitler’s Mein Kampf shows the way to greatness—the path of South Africa.”59 In 1940. Smuts jailed Vorster along with some other Ossewa Brandwag members during much of World War II. The group assured its members that. a state education system with Christian-Nationalist principles. “the man with a crooked nose [is] the danger to the country. the newspaper. the Afrikaner Nationalist Studentebond. the Cape Times published an article asserting that the Ossewa Brandwag was in the process of arranging a coup to establish a ChristianNationalist dictatorship.60 In September 1940. This report claimed that there were .
the Ossewa Brandwag issued a similar plan for a new South Africa with its “Declaration on the Boer Republic. but its membership and influence were very small. the police force.M.65 When Hertzog united with Smuts to form the United Party in 1933. This government called for a head of state with unlimited power who would support the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of Afrikaners and discrimination against all Englishspeakers. Malan during World War II and immediately after the war. Some Ossewa Brandwag members formed another minor Fascist organization.” This new government was to be a compilation of the governments of the initial Boer Republics with many elements of Nazi government and some aspects of other governments including that of Mussolini in Italy. Many joined the Nationalist Party.62 In the same year. the Nationalist Party under Hertzog did not actively pursue independence from Britain. D.B.92 Elizabeth Lee Jemison Ossewa Brandwag members in important positions in public service. The Nationalist Party that began in 1914 under the leadership of J. but it experienced its greatest growth under Dr.63 However. During the growth of Afrikaner nationalism in the early 1930s. and virtually every major private industry such as mining and railroads who were ready to act upon the command of the group to assist in a coup designed to exile all Jews and subject all British South Africans to Afrikaner control. the Ossewa Brandwag lost much of its support and its members dispersed. especially with the collapse of the Ossewa Brandwag and other fascist groups. At the apogee of Nazi Germany’s . The Nationalist Party thereby gave up the relative freedom and autonomy of South Africa within the British Empire for this radical step for complete independence. this republic never had a chance to become more than an idea because with the Allies’ complete victory over the Nazis in 1945. Hertzog grew steadily from its founding to World War II.64 The postwar era saw the rapid growth of the Nationalist Party until it won a majority in 1948 and began the system of apartheid. F. which grew in power during this transition. Malan assumed leadership of the Nationalist Party which began to pursue a more radical path.
Dr. the Nationalist Party attempted to maintain an official position of neutrality between Britain and Nazi Germany because it was an official political party in the South Africa parliament and therefore did not want to allow the pro-Nazi...he will be as little a tool of Hitler as of Chamberlain. “The philosophy at the basis of the new order. The Nationalist Party attempted to distinguish between its support of the Afrikaner republic based on the doctrine of Christian-Nationalism. “Afrikanerdom. It consequently pines for the new system of a new order.”71 In his plan. democratic. In a pamphlet entitled The New South Africa—The Revolution of the Twentieth Century he heralded the new place South Africa would have in the Nazis’ new world order. under the imported British system. and social freedom. Rather. Although it did not go so far as to declare open support of Nazi Germany. the Nationalist Party published four documents that demonstrated the extent of the Nationalist Party’s Nazi support and the influence of the Ossewa Brandwag and other militant groups.. not known full political.” 70 Du Plessis further argued. wrote the first of these documents in 1940.”66 Despite the official position of supporting the Afrikaner and not the Nazi. radical Afrikaners to sway its policy or to prevent it from being able to work with the proBritish government under Smuts. “The Afrikaner will have as little to do with German National Socialism as with British imperialism.is undiluted and unequivocal nationalism. economic. Du Plessis . the Nationalist Party’s Secretary of Information. its new priority was that of establishing an independent Afrikaner republic. free-market society with a free press in favor of a “new world order” of Christian-Nationalism and National Socialism. which would bring with it true national freedom in all spheres of life.69 This document supported an Afrikaner state affirming.68 Otto du Plessis..has. and its opposition to Nazism.67 During the course of World War II. as the will of God.. many members of the Nationalist Party openly supported Nazi Germany.THE CONCORD REVIEW 93 power. Hendrik Verwoerd vowed. No longer did it promote equal political participation between Afrikaans-speaking and Englishspeaking South Africans. Even Hertzog expressed his distrust of a majority-ruled.. the Nationalist Party did change its primary objective.
”76 The president had the power to control and dismiss Parliament and his Cabinet. “directly and only responsible to God. to prevent competition. over-riding powers of the Fuehrer-President.. “Each coloured group. a pro-British newspaper.”77 The Eastern Province Herald. Malan. This document did link itself to Nazi Germany by its mentioning the expectation that through its victory in World War II..73 In 1941 Dr.78 . claimed in an editorial published on January 24. where “Every German must be small so that Germany can be great. Malan. Critics accused Malan of supporting Hitler’s “pure race” concepts because he specified. Rather. to control the economy.75 Malan formed a strategic rather than ideological tie with Germany in his The Republican Order.will be segregated. The Republican Order described the political structure of the Boer republics as a uniquely Afrikaner model of government.. Germany would drive the British out of South Africa. the Nationalist Party leader.” The Ossewa Brandwag supported the Nationalist Party’s position in this document by patterning several of its own documents after The New South Africa—The Revolution of the Twentieth Century. to declare war and control the military.. further revealed the pro-Nazi stance of the Nationalist Party when he wrote The Republican Order: Future Policy as Set Out by Dr.but also with regard to spheres of work.[and] Mr..94 Elizabeth Lee Jemison cited Germany as a model for this new order and wanted Afrikaner nationalism to imitate that of Germany.. all-embracing. that Malan’s document …Borrowed from Mussolini for his group system. not only as regards to place of dwelling. Hitler in respect of the arbitrary. . 1942. Goebbles on the matter of press and radio control and propaganda generally. Pirow’s new order study group for various odds and ends dictated by an earnest desire to steal their synthetic thunder. and to censor the press.”72 The Nationalist Party supported this extreme nationalism believing that it would elevate the country at the expense of the “ruthless foreign capitalist. The Christian-Nationalist republic that Malan described in this document had a president with unlimited powers.74 This document showed fewer parallels to the government of Nazi Germany than Du Plessis’ The New South Africa. but he strengthened this tie in 1942 with his ideological Draft for a Republic.
this postwar period was a time of unification of the many Afrikaner factions that were splintered by World War II.[This is] the sensible way of a controlled economic system within the framework of a national government. prevented the Nationalist Party from becoming overly passive or conciliatory. World War II caused great division and fragmentation of the Afrikaners. This plan concluded with the proud assertion. the Party knew that it no longer had support for the totalitarian government described in its The New South Africa—The Revolution of the Twentieth Century and Malan’s Draft for a Republic. This document maintained that all major aspects of South African economics should be controlled by the state through a Central Economics Council to ensure the stability of the economy and limit competition in all sectors. After this point in the war. aiding neither Britain nor Germany. Germany’s imminent defeat weakened any bond that Afrikaners wanted to claim with her.. who joined the Nationalist Party after their organization collapsed in 1945. while the most conservative Afrikaners supported Britain with only minimal reservations.THE CONCORD REVIEW 95 A fourth important publication by the Nationalist Party during World War II was its 1944 The Social and Economic Policy of the Nationalist Party. Other more moderate groups supported South African neutrality in the war.”79 This publication was the last of the documents of the Nationalist Party that borrowed heavily from Nazi Germany. many of these splintered groups joined the Nationalist Party. This is the way to the New Order in the Free Republic of South Africa. All key industries will be controlled by the State. the Ossewa Brandwag and other militant pro-Nazi groups disbanded when the Allies had completely defeated Nazi Germany. After the war. the elevation of the Afrikaner. Still the .80 In general. Because Afrikaner sentiment covered this wide spectrum. “Our whole economic life will be controlled by the Central Economics Council. The fascist documents that the Nationalist Party and other organizations such as the Ossewa Brandwag published during World War II represented the more conservative end of Afrikaner political opinion. In 1945. which became less militant in its quest for fascism and refocused on its original purpose.. The influence of the members of the Ossewa Brandwag. Nonetheless.
81 The liberal post-war doctrines and the mineworkers’ strike encouraged Afrikaners to retreat to a position of isolation from the new intellectual currents abroad.000 and 100. Charter of Human Rights. which reminded Afrikaners of the British concentration camps in which many Boers died during the Second Boer War. they adapted their political positions only enough to win power in the post-World War II South Africa. the concepts of the Afrikaner volk and Christian-Nationalism became increasingly central to the Afrikaner . The Communist influence on black laborers culminated in a widespread strike among mine workers in 1946 that further frightened Afrikaners who recognized Communism as a threat to their livelihood.96 Elizabeth Lee Jemison influence of Nazism remained as it had provided a foundation upon which many of the Nationalist Party leaders built their political beliefs and policies. The men who would become the leaders of the apartheid regime did not repudiate the ideology of Nazism. All of the new leaders had been members of the Broederbond. rather. The strike only lasted a week before the government violently forced workers back to the mines. Vorster). J. Even when Nazism collapsed. and some had been members of the Ossewa Brandwag.D.83 After 1945. Afrikaners felt threatened by the new spirit of liberalism introduced by the Allies in the Atlantic declaration and the U. the seed of its ideology remained buried in the ideology of the Nationalist Party. The African Mine Workers’ Union organized this strike of between 75. With the advent of the post-World War II world. The increasing numbers of black laborers who were moving into the cities to find work also seemed to threaten conservative Afrikaners when many of these laborers embraced the growing Communist Party as a way to oppose their harsh working conditions. yet it affected more than 30 mines. Smuts was reviled for leading South African troops to the aid of the Allies and for interning some of the most conservative Afrikaner nationalists (such as Rev.N.000 black mine workers who worked in extremely dangerous conditions for less than a tenth of the pay of white workers.82 Opposition to Smuts as prime minister grew during this period.
the government should pay close attention to the Church’s guidelines in the establishment of such a system. is justified and moreover can be taken as obedience to the will of God. D.. volks. wrote in his Voogdyskap en Apartheid. Cronje.85 One Broederbond member and former Ossewa Brandwag general. seemed to support a national plan of segregation. the Nationalist Party founded the South African Bureau for Racial Affairs in 1947 to oppose the South Africa Institute of Race Relations which many Nationalists considered too liberal and pro-British. They did not lose validity by the end of World War II. who had been a minister prior to his entry into the political realm. and. This organization was responsible for the development of the theory of apartheid and for the implementation of it after the Nationalist victory in 1948. Malan. both of which preceded the rise of Nazi Germany.THE CONCORD REVIEW 97 cause as Afrikaners became more unified in their work toward proAfrikaner rule. whereas concepts of Nazism or totalitarian governments. also divided the Afrikaners.the glorification and maintenance of such variety. “The Christian standpoint boils down to the belief that it is God’s will that there should be a variety of races. regarded from a Christian viewpoint. while embraced by many Afrikaners. Some Afrikaners derogatively referred to it as the English Institute.”86 Thus.87 . Stellenbosch Professor G. He meant that governmental policies regarding race must stress separation.. Malan that the purity of the Afrikaner volk depended on the prevention of intermarrying with other races and that without a rigid system of separation of the races intermarrying would occur and the Afrikaner race would lose some of its potency in its unique work of fulfilling the will of God. the official standpoint of the Dutch Reformed Church. The concepts of volk and Christian-Nationalism had origins in Hegel’s and Fichte’s German nationalism and in the Dutch Reformed Church’s brand of Calvinism.84 Accordingly. and cultures. Increasing numbers of Afrikaners believed like Dr. the largest religious denomination among Afrikaners. The concepts of the volk and of Christian-Nationalism directly aided Afrikaner unity and efforts towards autonomy.F. remarked that while establishing a system of segregation is not under the jurisdiction of the church.
000 more votes for the parties in opposition to the allied Nationalist Party and Havenga’s Afrikaner Party than for this apartheid platform.89 In the final count. but their victory did not represent the true will of the electorate that had cast 140. the Nationalist Party legislated the complete separation of whites from non-whites (that had already been in practice) but also introduced the separation of one non-white group from another.C.92 In 1948.98 Elizabeth Lee Jemison Aware of the growing desire among Afrikaners for an institutionalized system of segregation. One of the candidates was W. “places where our children are soaked and nourished in the Christian-National spiritual cultural ‘stuff’ of our nation. and it concluded . The two parties had each received a plurality. The fact that du Plessis reentered the political sphere in the same election in which Smuts lost power demonstrated the change of the political climate in South Africa. not a majority. The Broederbond was influential in these first years of apartheid by establishing the Institute for Christian-National Education and the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Organizations as well as by obtaining from the Dutch Reformed Church a doctrinal justification of apartheid. of all the votes cast. including Malan who became prime minister. du Plessis who had served as a South African diplomat but resigned when Smuts ordered in 1944 that no public servants could be Broederbond members. Under Malan’s leadership. Malan led the Nationalist Party on a platform of apartheid in the elections of 1948.”93 The document included instruction on proposed teaching methods intended to provide an education steeped in Christian-Nationalism. the much smaller Havenga’s Afrikaner Party. won 79 of the 150 seats in parliament.90 The alliance of these two Afrikaner parties revealed the unification of all Afrikaners after World War II to fight for political power.91 This election marked the beginning of apartheid in South Africa. the Nationalist Party. the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Organizations published Christian-National Education Policies that outlined the principles the new government should maintain to ensure that schools were.88 The Broederbond was active in the elections of 1948 with at least 60 Nationalist Party candidates known to be members. with its political ally.
and particularly by the Afrikaner.”95 Thus. no[t] placing of the native on the level of the white. the Broederbond retained much of its right-wing ideology during the period between the defeat of Nazi Germany and the Nationalist Party victory in 1948. Through its secret nature.” professed white supremacy even more emphatically: “We believe that the education and task of white South Africa with respect to the native is to Christianize him.and this vocation and task has found its immediate application and task in the principles of trusteeship.THE CONCORD REVIEW 99 with the Afrikaner position on education of non-whites that represented the emphasis on white supremacy in the new Nationalist government. Despite the reliance of the Nationalist government on the concepts of Christian-Nationalism and the Afrikaner volk. The leaders of South Africa after 1948 no longer espoused Nazism as they had during World War II. . Article 15—“The Teaching and Education of Natives. a strain of the infamous regime that terrorized Europe in the first half of the twentieth century persisted to control South Africa for the second half of the century... the influence of Nazism remained within the Nationalist Party primarily through the continued control of the government by members of the Broederbond. the new South African government implementing apartheid relied heavily on the principles of Christian-Nationalism. but they had come to their political and intellectual maturity under the shadow of Nazi Germany and had devoted years of their lives to the furtherance of its ideology. and in segregation.”94 The final section of this document. Thus. Article 14—“Instruction and Education of Coloureds” affirmed. “We believe that the instruction of Coloured people should be regarded as a subdivision of the vocation and task of the Afrikaner to Christianize the non-European by the European. All prime ministers and most major political leaders during the apartheid era were members of the Broederbond.
4. xx 17 Bloomberg. Available as ebook at http:// www. 3 4 Ivor Wilkins and Hans Strydom.” History Today 49 (June 1999) p. p. 4. 60 15 Brian Bunting.anc. p.org.. Praeger. 4. p. 136 13 Bloomberg. ch. The Broederbond (New York: Paddington Press. p. 4-5 of 12 30 Vatcher. 3 of 12 24 Ibid. ch. p. 183 8 Kenneth Ingham. pp. 4. p. Jan Christian Smuts: the Conscience of a South African (New York: St. pp. Publishers. 4. pp. found using InfoTrac Web: Student Edition. pp. ch. p.. p. 183 10 Vatcher. p. Martin’s Press. 4. ch. 5 of 12 29 Ibid.. “The Boer War and its Humanitarian Critics. ch. The Rise of the South African Reich (Penguin Africa Library. p. ch. p.za/books/reich. 63 11 Bloomberg. 61 27 Bunting.100 Endnotes Elizabeth Lee Jemison Charles Bloomberg. 100 20 Bunting. 4... ch. p. pp. 137 12 Ibid. 1918-1948 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 42.. 3-4 2 David Nash. 1969.. 3-4 of 12 25 Ibid. p. p. ch. see also William Henry Vatcher. 1965) pp. p. 2 of 12 16 Ibid. 4.. 118 9 Bloomberg. xxi 19 Ibid. 1986) p. p. 3 of 12 26 Vatcher.. White Laager: The Rise of Afrikaner Nationalism (New York: Frederick A. p. 61 1 . 4 of 12 28 Ibid. xix-xx.. Jr.. 37-38 6 Ibid. 2 of 12 21 Vatcher. 1979) 5 Ibid. p. 1989) pp. p. 162 14 Vatcher. 3-4 of 12 23 Ibid. 100-101 18 Ibid.html) ch. 36 7 Bloomberg. 4. 3 Ibid. p.. p. Christian-Nationalism and the Rise of the Afrikaner Broederbund in South Africa.. 64 22 Bunting.
66 51 Bloomberg. pp. pp. ch. 66 62 Ibid. p. p.. p. ch. 162 52 Vatcher. ch... 83 43 Bunting. 2 of 8 40 Wilkins. 77-78 56 Vatcher. 167 64 Ibid. p.. 3 p. p.. 77 46 Bunting. 161-162 49 Wilkins. p. p. see also Wilkins.. pp.. 163 48 Ibid. p. ch. 76-77 44 Wilkins. 63 58 Wilkins. pp. 1-2. ch. Bloomberg. 3 of 8 38 Ibid. 77 50 There is also some evidence that the organization used a swastika as a symbol of its power and prestige. Vatcher. 61 33 Ibid. 61.. ch. pp. pp.. 3. 3. pp. see also Wilkins. pp. 2-3 of 8. pp. p. p. 165-166. 66 63 Bloomberg. p. pp. see also Wilkins. 166 54 Ibid. pp. p. 2 of 8 39 Ibid. 62 Ibid.. pp. p. but that is not certain. p. 3 pp. 3. p. 168 55 Ibid. p. pp. p. pp. 167. xxii 37 Bunting.. ch. 4. 201-202 65 Ingham. 182 66 Bloomberg. p.. 1-2 of 8 47 Bloomberg. 77-78 59 Vatcher. p. 63 34 Wilkins. pp. 63 57 Ibid.. p. 1-2 of 8 32 31 101 . p. 44-46 35 Bunting.THE CONCORD REVIEW Ibid. 3. 256-257 61 Vatcher. p. 77-78 45 Ibid. 165 67 Bunting. 78-79 41 Ibid. 65 60 Bloomberg. p. 82-84 42 Bunting. 3 of 8 36 Bloomberg. 3. 61 53 There are no clear records of any orders the Ossewa Brandwag issued to the Stormjaers probably because the group did not wish any record of its responsibility for acts of violence. p. ch. see also Wilkins.
75 Vatcher. pp.. 73 78 Ibid. 205 91 Ibid. p. p. p. 21/76.. pp. 151 86 Bloomberg.. pp. p. pp. 69 71 Ibid.. Whatever the official platform of the Party. 203-204 89 Bunting.” from “Notes and Documents. Ingham. “The African Miners’ Strike of 1945.102 Elizabeth Lee Jemison My sources differed on the extent to which they considered the Nationalist Party to be sympathetic to the Nazis perhaps as the result of the desire of the authors to present the Nationalist Party in either a positive or negative light.org. 205 87 Malan. 208 93 Vatcher. Sept. 68-69 74 Most branches of the Nationalist Party published this document without its subtitle. 80 84 D.. p. 69 72 Ibid. p. p. ch. Malan.. p.za/ancdocs/history/misc/miners. p. p..P. 213. 289 . p. 3. p. 3 90 Bloomberg. p.anc. pp. 202-203 81 M. 1976 http:// www. Kenneth Ingham suggested this in his favorable biography on Smuts perhaps to minimize the degree of opposition that Smuts faced. 68 This evidence of a radical faction within the Nationalist Party causes a minority of scholars to consider the Ossewa Brandwag as nothing more than a radical branch of the Nationalist Party.. Naicker. 70 76 Ibid. 69 73 Ibid. p.F. personal letter. 165 70 Vatcher.” No. 203. pp.html (1 July 2003) 82 Ibid. see also Vatcher. The Transvaal branch of the Party added the subtitle when it published the document. p.. 73 80 Bloomberg. 12 February 1954 85 Vatcher. p. 68 69 Bloomberg. p. 202. 204 83 Wilkins. 70-72 77 Ibid. letter 88 Bloomberg. most members were pro-Nazi as demonstrated by Nationalist Party publications during the war.. 73 79 Ibid. 205 92 Ibid.
1979 . Personal letter. Sept. M. Publishers.za/ancdocs/history/misc/miners.” from “Notes and Documents.” History Today 49 (June 1999): 42. 1976 http:// www.org. p.html (1 July 2003) Nash.” No. “The African Miners’ Strike of 1945. 1989 Bunting. William Henry.. Daniel F. “The Boer War and its Humanitarian Critics. 300 Bibliography Bloomberg. White Laager: The Rise of Afrikaner Nationalism New York: Frederick A. Jr. The Broederbond New York: Paddington Press. and Hans Strydom..za/books/reich. 21/76.. Ivor.. Martin’s Press.. Christian Nationalism and the Rise of the Afrikaner Broederbund in South Africa.P. found using InfoTrac Web: Student Edition Vatcher.anc. 1986 Malan. Kenneth. 1965 Wilkins. 300 Ibid. David. available as an ebook at http:// www.html Ingham. 1969. 12 February 1954 (no source given) Naicker.anc.THE CONCORD REVIEW 94 95 103 Ibid.org. Charles. The Rise of the South African Reich Penguin Africa Library. Praeger. p. 1918-1948 Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Brian. Jan Christian Smuts: the Conscience of a South African New York: St.
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