Camp Hindenburg

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Camp Hindenburg was a summer youth camp for the German American Bund near Grafton, Wisconsin 18 miles north of Milwaukee off of U. S. Highway 141. The camp itself was in a valley surrounded by wooded hills. The nearby Milwaukee River provided swimming facilities.

The Bund scouts or Jungenschaft would come from the surrounding areas of Chicago and Milwaukee. In 1937 over a hundred youths would attend the summer camp. Youth leader Karl Moeller from Chicago was camp supervisor.[1]

In 1939 the Wisconsin Federation of German-American Societies who was opposed to the Bund acquired the lease to Camp Hindenburg and renamed it Camp Carl Schurz in honor of a famous German-American political leader. Bund members protested saying their camp was "stolen." However a few months later they opened a new camp nearby.[2]

See also


  1. "Camp Aflutter with Swastika; Denies It Trains Young Nazis", The Milwaukee Journal, July 23, 1937
  2. Americans for Hitler

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