Francis Parker Yockey

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Francis Parker Yockey (18 September 1917 – 16 June 1960) was an American attorney and fascist/pan-European nationalist philosopher and activist.

Yockey is best known for his 1948 book Imperium: The Philosophy of History and Politics, described in its introduction as a sequel to Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West, which supported the creation of a pan-European empire, in part to prevent fratricidal infighting among Europeans, but still compatible with regional autonomy. The book was dedicated to Adolf Hitler.

Some notable associations included with Oswald Mosley, the European Liberation Front, the Socialist Reich Party of Germany, H. Keith Thompson, the National Renaissance Party, and Willis Carto. More generally, he is stated to have been associated with many pro-White and/or anti-Jewish supremacist/anti-Zionist individuals and organizations, including writing anti-Zionist material for the Egyptian government.

Kerry R. Bolton has written that "Yockey and his followers adopted a pro-Soviet position vis-à-vis the occupation of Europe by the U.S.A., especially after the 1952 Prague Treason Trial, which Yockey regarded as Russia’s declaration of war against Zionism and Judaization under the auspices of U.S. machinations."[1]

In 1946, Yockey began working for the United States War Department as a post-trial review attorney for the Nuremberg trials. He soon began criticizing the Allied occupation of Germany, as well as what the biased procedures of the Nuremberg trial. Eventually, he was fired for "abandonment of position". Yockey provided information to Maurice Bardèche, a prominent early critic of the Nuremberg trials. Imperium included early Holocaust revisionist views.

Yockey was continuously pursued by the FBI for over a decade, which he avoided by adopting numerous aliases. He was finally arrested in 1960 after returning to the United States from abroad. Yockey was found dead with an empty cyanide capsule nearby, while in a jail cell in San Francisco under FBI supervision, leaving a note in which he claimed that he was committing suicide, in order to protect the anonymity of his political contacts.

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  1. The Yockey-Thompson Campaign against Post-War Vengeance https://codoh.com/library/document/3202/?lang=en
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