The National Socialist German Workers Party, known as the Nazi Party by those still alive who fought it during the last world war, had never died out. The defeat of Germany had marked the end of the Nazis when the victorious Allies abolished the party in 1945 and began denazification with the trials of the major Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. However, the party continued functioning underground in war torn Germany and even flourished in populated areas of South America. This expansion was no doubt brought about by the large number of Nazis who had fled there towards the end of the war. Although suppressed by the German government in the post war years, the party began to grow in popularity again under the guise of a new name, the Nationalist Peoples Party, or NPP.
In 2001, the Bundestag, the federal government led by Chancellor Gerhard Schroder of the Social Democratic Party, attempted to get Germany’s Supreme Court to ban the NPP, as they considered it anti-constitutional. The subsequent investigation found many of the NPP’s leaders were department heads and intelligence agents of the German BND and BfV secret intelligence services, together with many politicians and leading industrialists. A central part of the government’s case was anti-Semitism within the NPP, but since the secret services refused to disclose their agents’ identities, the court found it impossible to decide which activities by the party were based on genuine party decisions, and which were controlled by the secret services. The court’s finding in 2003 was that as the government influenced many of the party’s actions itself, together with the presence of the state at the leadership level of the NPP, it would be impossible to impose a ban.
During 2005 Martina Lohmann of the Christian Democratic Union became chancellor who promptly introduced a policy of open immigration, much to the chagrin of the NPP. As a result, the party continued to grow over the years, its steady rise in popularity fuelled by many Germans adversely affected by the mass immigration into the country and subsequent soaring crime levels, considered a result of the bungling, liberal policies of Chancellor Lohmann. Infiltration of the government, media and business by NPP party members and the bullyboy antics of its black-shirted, uniformed thugs on the streets against Jews, Muslims and the Gay fraternity soon became reminiscent of the Nazi Party’s campaign of propaganda and terror in the thirties. In 2015, over one million asylum seekers crossed the border into Germany with Lohmann’s blessing, and the leaders of the NPP decided it was time to act.