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Off the Path from New York to Boston

Off The Path: How Did A Connecticut Town Take On The Nazis?

Southbury residents protest a proposed German-American Bund camp in 1937.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Southbury residents protest a proposed German-American Bund camp in 1937.

American Nazis built dozens of youth camps around the U.S. in the years leading up to World War II. The purpose was to indoctrinate German-American kids into the Nazi ideology. There’s only one place we know of that stood up to them and ran them out of town: Southbury, Connecticut.