The Afrikaner-Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) was a political party created by a group of young men in 1973, in Heidelberg, Transvaal South Africa. This group among many, was an organization set out against apartheid in South Africa. However it differed from other political groups in its beliefs and goals. The goal of this group was to create an independent nation state within South Africa known as volkstaat. One of founders was Eugene Ney Terre 'Blanche, a farmer from the Ventersdorp district, who was raised in a devout traditional Afrikaner protestant household. He is the central figure of the AWB in that he was the generator of mobilizing tens of thousands of Afrikaners to the AWB cause. Comparisons are easily drawn between Terre 'Blanche and…show more content… The Nazi regime became increasingly popular among the German people because they transformed the economy. Large public work projects, such as the creation of autobahns or freeways, created news jobs and opportunities for the German people. Adolf Hitler began using his full control over Germany to enforce an anti-Semitic nationalism ideology that the Aryan race was the master race. The Nazi’s ideology saw the Jews as an inferior race to the German people. Adolf Hitler began policies that limited Jewish businesses and distance Jews from the rest of Germany. Millions of Jews and other undesirable people were forced into ghettos and eventual death camps by the end of the Nazi reign in Germany. This became known as the Holocaust and the extermination of the Jews and other groups of people would take over 11 million lives. Adolf Hitler began World War II by his aggressive approach to seize new territory in Europe. The war would engulf much of the world and become the most destructive conflict of all time. The Nazi party would eventually inspire future political groups such as the AWB.
The story of the AWB actually begins well before Eugene Ney Terre’Blanche and others who formed the AWB. During the 19th century, the Boers or Dutch living in South African migrated to the interior of the nation away from the British who were in control. They established the Orange Free State and South African Republic, free from Britain