Definition of neo-Nazi in English:



  • 1A member of an organization similar to the German Nazi Party.

    • ‘I won't even mention that Johnny Adair's first post-release visitors to Bolton were a group of German neo-Nazis.’
    • ‘Two years ago Schröder reacted to widespread indignation at the increasingly bold activities of right-wing skinheads and neo-Nazis by calling for a ‘rebellion by decent people.’’
    • ‘I'd have to say this is a film made for people who are interested in this part of German history, and for those who don't mind neo-Nazis and prison violence.’
    • ‘He did his level best to make life hell for everyone he did not like in this country, a sentiment that is not restricted to neo-Nazis let alone Germans.’
    • ‘German police detained 71 neo-Nazis during a march in memory of Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess in the Bavarian town where he was buried after his 1987 suicide.’
    • ‘The secret service estimates that approximately 2,200 activists out of a potential 2,400 neo-Nazis are involved in such Kameradschaften.’
    • ‘By the time they get out of jail the Wall has fallen, but one of the youths becomes a leading neo-Nazi in the newly reunited Germany.’
    • ‘It is routine for the German federal government to condemn violence against foreigners when the violence is committed by neo-Nazis and racists on the street.’
    • ‘The label ‘terrorist’ has rarely stuck to German neo-Nazis.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, a lot of German neo-Nazis skirt their own laws by publishing their rubbish abroad, especially in the USA where it's perfectly legal.’
    • ‘As I have pointed out elsewhere, modern-day German neo-Nazis are demonstrably just as Leftist as Hitler was.’
    • ‘It also reminded me of the leering German neo-Nazis, described in Ray Hill's 1980's book The Other Face of Terror (also a film) when he was working undercover as an anti-fascist mole.’
    • ‘Last year, the German government had sought to ban the ultra-rightist party, which maintains close relations with militant neo-Nazis.’
    1. 1.1 A person of extreme racist or nationalist views.
      • ‘The decision of city authorities to grant the neo-Nazis permission to march in North Toledo was a clear provocation.’
      • ‘With the knowledge and backing of both intelligence authorities, the two neo-Nazis distributed the CDs, including lyrics calling for murder, with a circulation of 3,000 copies.’
      • ‘In the past, I've criticized Klansmen, neo-Nazis, and anti-abortion terrorists.’
      • ‘And in a separate development on Friday, three neo-Nazis from Milton Keynes were sent back to Britain after arriving at Brussels airport from Heathrow.’
      • ‘With the exception of a few crazed neo-Nazis, I believe everyone in the world is glad they were not born into a place where they were raised as anti-Semitic slaves to the state.’
      • ‘The area was such a bastion of neo-Nazis he was routinely beaten up or followed home by a van full of abusive members of the far right shouting threats.’
      • ‘Canadians believe that, aside from isolated acts by bigots and neo-Nazis, racism is not deeply embedded in our culture and social institutions.’
      • ‘For example, neo-Nazis are permitted to distribute their propaganda completely unhindered and even to operate their own radio station.’
      • ‘This has produced a backlash of populist anti-immigrant feeling, as well as unpleasant groups of neo-Nazis.’
      • ‘Some of these populist movements originated on the extreme right or contain neo-Nazis and fascists.’
      • ‘I point out that, to the contrary, neo-Nazis are prone to very complex thinking - since their view of the world is contradicted on every hand.’
      • ‘Apparently this is a code used by neo-Nazis to refer to Hitler (the eighth letter of the alphabet is H, thus 88 is HH, standing for Heil Hitler), and Jewish groups in Italy are up in arms.’
      • ‘The Home Secretary spoke of asylum seekers swamping doctor surgeries and schools - this terminology only helps legitimize the far right, the neo-Nazis.’
      • ‘We broke up, and he transformed into a neo-Nazi, spouting their racist rhetoric.’
      • ‘There are Israeli neo-Nazis, would you believe it?’
      • ‘I would look instead to the neo-Nazis, the bomb-makers and lone extremists for the real action.’
      • ‘Virulent anti-Semitism remains central to the perverted worldview of neo-Nazis in Europe, the US and elsewhere.’
      • ‘Although directed against neo-Nazis today, tomorrow they can be used against any opposition, particularly one that is based upon the independent interests of the working class and the struggle for socialism.’
      • ‘The government, moreover, rarely misses an opportunity to call for expanded state powers and restrictions on democratic rights on the pretext of combating the neo-Nazis.’
      • ‘I have no doubt that most, if not all of them, are neo-Nazis who deny the Holocaust and who are racist and anti-Semitic.’
      authoritarian, totalitarian, autocrat, nazi, extreme right-winger, far right-winger, rightist, blackshirt, militarist
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  • Relating to neo-Nazis or neo-Nazism.

    • ‘Recent political events, both national and international, have made the Ghetto once again a sensitive spot in Venice. Frequent anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi graffiti have appeared there.’
    • ‘Many have internalized a toxic mix of elements drawn from Medieval European anti-Semitic iconography and neo-Nazi conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘Spanish police arrested 19 neo-Nazi youths after they beat up a man they found ‘dirty and badly dressed,’ Madrid police officials said on Monday.’
    • ‘Some of these groups were neo-Nazi militias, and participated in ‘ethnic cleansing’ in their conquered territories.’
    • ‘And this part of the world needs no reminding of the religious underpinnings of neo-Nazi racism during Apartheid, etc.’
    • ‘The third started in the late 1980s and has involved the DVU and various groups of militant neo-Nazi activists.’
    • ‘But in the wake of neo-Nazi poll victories in September, the government is screening potential buyers to ensure it does not become a Nazi shrine.’
    • ‘It was the latest in a wave of neo-Nazi acts sweeping the country.’
    • ‘Under such conditions, the social and political crisis is providing fertile ground for right-wing and neo-Nazi demagogy.’
    • ‘She's unrepentant about that period, and she is a focus for all sorts of neo-Nazi activities, which she never, really, distances herself from.’
    • ‘The KKK today remains dedicated to white supremacy and radical nativism and has ties to other Fascist and neo-Nazi groups, including the Aryan Nations and the Order.’
    • ‘He enjoys his only happy moments when he is being applauded by neo-Nazi audiences, to whom he lectures on his evidence.’
    • ‘Official policies were not only an important cause of neo-Nazi violence; it also ignored it, played it down and encouraged it for a long time.’
    • ‘These guys had nothing to do with neo-Nazi movements, but everybody was into reggae and ska and the whole two-tone thing, and we really got into it in the late '70s.’
    • ‘The court rejected a motion by the plaintiff that it consider evidence that P had been heard playing neo-Nazi music.’
    • ‘A normally sleepy town, York was overrun with neo-Nazi skinheads, rival anarchists and so-called antiracists, six weeks ago.’
    • ‘The men from the yellow school bus are members of the Minneapolis-based National Socialist Movement, the second largest neo-Nazi group in the country.’
    • ‘There are certain things you don't want to know about, such as neo-Nazi fascist hatred.’
    • ‘While its presentation of an omnipresent police state is filled with stunning eye candy and unique action set pieces, it is missing a heart, a reason to care about what happens to the characters within this neo-Nazi regime.’
    • ‘Also found were machine guns and other illegal weapons; hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition; and a variety of neo-Nazi literature.’
    authoritarian, totalitarian, dictatorial, despotic, draconian, autocratic, nazi, undemocratic, anti-democratic, illiberal, extreme right-wing, far right-wing, rightist, militarist
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