Colin Ross

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Dr. Colin Ross (June 4, 1885 - April 29, 1945) was born in Vienna, Austria and was a traveler and writer of Scottish decent. He studied at the Technical University of Berlin and Munich Technical University mechanical engineering and metallurgy , as well as in Munich Economics, History and geopolitics under Professor Karl Haushofer.

He authored fifteen books on his travels throughout the world. He first visited the US in 1911. During the 1930s Ross gave lectures in America on the successes of National Socialist Germany. Many of these lectures were attended by German American Bund members. On September 20, 1940 the State Department officially declared Ross to be a “Nazi agent” although he did not become a NSDAP party member until October 1941.[1]

He was a close friend of Hitler Youth leader Baldur von Schirach. Ross was the author of several travelogues and was an informal advisor to the German Foreign Ministry during the war. Ross was aware of the tremendous influence of the Jews upon the Roosevelt Administration and their control of the mass media in America.

In 1934 Ross visited American Indian tribes attempting to understand the Indian languages.

At the end of the war Ross and his wife committed suicide at the home of Baldur von Schirach. At the eulogy a Lieutenant reads from the last letter written by Colin Ross: "He did not want to survive the demise of Germany and the new idea. His wife, companion on so many hikes, also wanted to accompany him on this hike."[2]

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Ralph Colin Ross

His son was Ralph Colin Ross who authored a book From Chicago to Chungking. Ralph Ross volunteered to fight on the Easten Front for National Socialist Germany during WWII and was killed in Russia in the summer of 1941 in weather related accident by lighting strike.[3]

Works

  • Amerika’s Hour of Decision
  • Unser Amerika (Our America) (1937)
  • Der Balkan Amerikas (1937)

Primary research material

California State University Library at Northridge (Oviatt Library-JEWISH FEDERATION COUNCIL OF GREATER LOS ANGELES’ COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE COLLECTION, PART 2 [2]

Boxes 92-09 (1938), 92-10 (1939), 92-11 (1940, 1942)

Notes

  1. Vikings to U-Boats: the German experience in Newfoundland and Labrador, By Gerhard P. Bassler, page 189
  2. [1]
  3. Diary of Werner Heisenberg

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