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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Martin Weiche of the Canadian Nazi Party Dead

Well, another of the old guard of the Canadian racist movement has died. Martin K. Weiche, member of the John Beattie led Canadian Nazi Party (Weiche would later go on to lead what must have been the tiny Canadian National Socialist Part) died on September 2.

As he has been out of the loop for years, aside from when his name made the news again in relation to his son's relationship with Wayne Kellestine (and the Bandido masacre), it isn't too much of a surprise that we hadn't heard about his death until now. But we are sort of surprised that the people he used to run with haven't mentioned anything. Weiche, who was an actual Nazi (having served in the Luftwaffe during the war) was linked to a who's who of the Canadian racist movement. Over the years, he has supported, in spirit and in some cases financially, Beattie, Don Andrews, John Ross Taylor, Alexander McQuirter and Paul Fromm (whom he may have funded in the past, though they appear to have had a falling out):

Weiche comes across on the phone as someone who doesn’t mince his words, but he’s reluctant to give a straight answer when asked if he’s one of Fromm’s financial backers. "I haven’t got him in my will," says Weiche. "I’m not signed out yet." 

It seems Weiche opened his cheque book to Fromm a few times in the past. Now, though, he has apparently soured on him. Weiche says, "He doesn’t have the guts" to tell it like it really is.The "Nazi scare," Fromm wants to prove, was whipped up by said "agents for the Canadian Jewish Congress," all the better to force the passage of anti-hate laws.

Weiche was also linked to Operation Red Dog, a failed plot by, "White Nationalists" including Don Black (now of the hate site Stormfront) and Wolfgang Droege (the late founder/first head of the Heritage Front). It was suggested that some of the money for the plan originated with Weiche and was funnelled to the conspirators through Don Andrews (both denied this claim):

Infamous Ontario neo-Nazi dies


First posted:

LONDON, Ont. - Neo-Nazi Martin Weiche has died.

The former leader of the extremist Canadian National Socialist Party died Friday night, his son Alan said. Weiche was 90.

He was a well-known and self-described racist who held KKK cross and swastika-burning rallies outside his Hyde Park home. Weiche once tried to get the city to declare a European Heritage Week, during which he planned to promote racism.

In the past decade, Weiche was less politically active, but his views remained strong, said Alan Weiche, one of Martin Weiche's nine children.

"Up to a week ago, he was still feisty and talking politics," Alan Weiche said. "He was elaborating on his thesis of why (Moammar) Gadhafi was driven out of power."

The elderly Weiche also recently finished a book about his life, his upbringing and his time as a Nazi soldier.

"I wouldn't say he felt angry anymore, but he was still disturbed ... about the system," Alan said.

A large backwards swastika - which drew international attention to London with the launch of Google Earth - remains cut into a field behind Martin Weiche's home.

"It's more like a Sanskrit swastika," Alan Weiche said. "He called it his peace symbol."

The elder Weiche died of natural causes after his kidneys failed, his son said.

Though Alan Weiche insisted his dad was not a racist because he rented apartments to people of many racial backgrounds and once had a Chinese tenant for Christmas dinner, he agreed Martin Weiche spent a great deal of energy protesting multiculturalism.

A former Luftwaffe pilot during the Second World War, Martin Weiche emigrated to Canada in 1951 and became active in real estate in London. Within a few years, he started building apartment buildings in London and Sarnia, Ont.

He didn't become politically active until about 1965, after reading an autographed copy of Adolf Hitler's book, Mein Kampf. When a London Free Press headline declared the local developer to be a Nazi, he decided to "stand up for his beliefs," Alan Weiche said.

In the 1968 federal election, Martin Weiche ran as a National Socialist. In the late 1990s, after the city turned down his pitch to declare a European heritage week, he filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, saying councillors discriminated against him. The complaint was turned down.

Weiche's white supremacist beliefs were not well received in Canada, his son said.

"In school, we were picked on a lot. As a young man, there were times in my early 20s, I could be pulled over three times a day. There was a lot of harassment and telephone calls..."

It was the phone calls that eventually broke up his parents' marriage, Alan said. His mom wanted her husband to stop being so outspoken, but he would not back down.

Martin Weiche was married four times. Once in Germany, with one child, before he divorced and married Alan Weiche's mom Lina, with whom he shares seven children. They divorced and he married and had one child with Christa Weiche before they divorced and Martin Weiche married Jeannet.

"We're all coming to grips with (his death) now," said Alan Weiche, a tower crane operator who lives in Huron County.

One of Martin Weiche's sons is David Weiche, a biker once described as the right-hand man of Bandidos massacre murderer Wayne Kellestine.

Alan Weiche said he and most of his siblings share their father's social views and they are planning a memorial service for Sept. 17.

"When you lose an influence like that, you kind of realize that you're on your own."

The reason why they hate Jack is because he was everything they aren't. Jack Layton was a respected public figure who was able to affect positive change in Canada. Jack reminds them of how despised and impudent that they are. No, "White Nationalist" will ever win public office running on a, "White Nationalist" platform. They will not lead a major political party to the doors of political power. They will not influence government decision making. When they die, there will not be an outpouring of public affection and admiration and they certainly will not receive a state funeral. They will be forgotten.

Don't believe me boneheads? Tell us how many people know who
Adrien Arcand was? Hell, most of you might not even know. Do you think the average Canadian will know who he was? Or who John Ross Taylor was? Jacob Prins? Wolfgang Droege?

And those that are still alive. How long will it be before Paul Fromm, Don Andrews, Martin Weiche and John Beattie are forgotten once they shuffle off their mortal coil? How many know these names now?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. How many people remember the name of the KKK Leader in the 1960s. But everyone has heard of Martin Luther King. Evil people like Fromm and other Nazis will be forgotten within a few weeks of their passing, but those who work for the betterment of ALL humanity, their names will live on!