Title, ¿Quién era Hitler?: (memorias de un fascista). Author, Léon Degrelle. Edition, 8. Publisher, Ojeda, ISBN, X, Length, Léon Joseph Marie Ignace Degrelle was a Belgian politician and Nazi collaborator. Degrelle . Hitler pour ans [Memorias de un fascista] (in Spanish). Hitler para anos (Spanish Edition) by Leon Degrelle and a great HITLER POR MIL AÑOS Memorias de un Fascista Para
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Degrelle rose to prominence in the s as the leader of the Catholic authoritarian Rexist Party in Belgium. After the collapse of the Nazi regime, Degrelle went into exile in Francoist Spain where he remained a prominent figure in neo-Nazi politics.
During his time at this publication, he became attracted to the ideas of Charles Maurras and French Integralism. UntilDegrelle worked as a correspondent for the paper in Mexicoduring the Cristero War.
Degrelle’s actions inside the Catholic Party saw him come into opposition with the mainstream of the same party, many of whom were monarchist conservatives or centrists. The Rexist group, including the likes of Jean Denisseparated itself from the Catholic Party inafter a meeting in Kortrijk.
The newly formed party was heavily influenced by Fascism and Corporatism but also included several elements interested solely in Nationalism or Ultramontanism ; it had a vision of social equality that drew comparisons with Marxism but was staunchly anti-communist anti-bolshevik.
The party also came to denounce political corruption in Belgian politics. Inin which Rex reached peak votes, it drew its support from Brussels InDegrelle met Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitlerboth of them providing Rexism with funds 2 million lire andmarks and ideological support.
Elections in that year had given the Parti Rexiste 21 deputies and 12 senatorsalthough its influence declined by when it managed to win only four seats in each Chamber. The party progressively added Nazi -inspired Antisemitism to its agenda [ citation needed ]and soon established contacts with fascist movements around Europe.
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After the Germans invaded Belgium on 10 Maythe Rexist Party split over the matter of resistance. He was arrested as a suspected collaborator and evacuated to France. He was later released when the occupation began. Degrelle joined the Walloon legion of the Wehrmachtwhich was raised in Augustto fight against the Leom Union on the Eastern Front.
The leadership of the Rexists then passed to Victor Matthys. Lacking any previous military service, Degrelle joined as a private and was awarded the Iron Cross Second Class in March He quickly rose upwards in the ranks becoming a lieutenant in May and received the Iron Cross First Class the same month. Initially, the group was meant to represent a continuation of the Belgian Armyand fought as such during Operation Barbarossawhile integrating many Walloons that had volunteered for service.
Fromthe Belgian Roman Catholic hierarchy had banned all uniforms during Mass. On 25 Julyin his native Bouillon, Degrelle was told mmorias Dean Rev Poncelet to leave a Requiem Massbecause he was wearing his SS uniform, which church degelle had prohibited. Degrelle was excommunicated by the Bishop of Namurbut the excommunication was later lifted fascisfa the Germans since as a German officer he was under the jurisdiction of the German chaplaincy.
During the battle of the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocketfought from 24 January to 16 Februarythe Wallonien was given the task of defending against Soviet attacks segrelle the eastern side of the pocket. While General Wilhelm Stemmermannthe overall commander for the degfelle forces, moved them to the west of the pocket in readiness for a breakout attempt, Wallonien and Wiking were ordered to act as a rearguard.
After Lippert was killed, Degrelle took command of the Yn, and the Wallonien began its withdrawal under heavy fire. Of the brigade’s 2, men, only survived. Degrelle later claimed Hitler told him, “You are truly unique in history. You are a political leader who fights like a soldier. If I had a son, I would want him to be like you. The unit was sent back to Wildflecken to be reformed.
In Junea man battalion of the Wallonien was sent to Estonia to assist in the defence of the Tannenberg Line. The battalion left through the port of Tallinn Reval on the Baltic Sea. The remnants of the Battalion were sent back to join the rest of the Brigade, which was located at Breslau.
On 8 July Degrelle’s brother Edouard, a pharmacist, was killed in Degrelle’s hometown of Bouillon by Belgian resistance fighters. Shortly afterwards, a Rexist hit squad executed pharmacist Henrie Charles. A few days later, three civilian hostages were executed, apparently on Degrelle’s orders as all three were known to be his political enemies.
He commanded Sturmbrigade Wallonien from 18 September to 8 May He led the unit in the defense of Estonia against the Soviets. This promotion, however, was extralegal due to Himmler having been removed from office on Hitler’s orders on 28 April. With the final surrender of Berlin in May 2,Degrelle was desperate to avoid Russian captivity and ordered as many of his worn-out veterans as possible to make for the Baltic port of Lubeck to surrender to the British.
After a 1,mile flight over portions of Allied-occupied Europe, he crash-landed on the beach at San Sebastian in northern Spain but was gravely wounded and hospitalized for over a year. In time, all were found and spirited to Spain.
While in Francoist SpainDegrelle maintained a high standard of living and would frequently appear in public and private meetings in a white uniform featuring his German decorations, while expressing his pride over his close contacts and “thinking bond” with Adolf Hitler.
He continued to live undisturbed when Spain transitioned to democracy after the death of Franco and continued publishing polemics, voicing his support for the political far right. His repeated statements on the topic of Nazi genocide brought Degrelle to trial with Violeta Friedmana Romanian -born survivor of the camps. Although degrrlle courts were initially favourable memoeias Degrelle, the Supreme Court of Spain decided he had offended the memory of leoh victims, both Jews and non-Jews, and sentenced him to pay a substantial fine.
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