Prior to World War II, there was a group of Nazi sympathizers in the United States who used to hold events and rallies in support of the ideas and policies of Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi party. One of the emblematic places where these events took place was Madison Square Garden, a famous sports and entertainment venue located in New York.
In the late 1930s, American Nazis, led by the German American Bund organization, held several rallies at Madison Square Garden. These events attracted thousands of supporters and participants, and were the subject of controversy and protests by those who opposed Nazi policies and beliefs.
A notable example of such rallies was the one that took place on February 20, 1939, when approximately 20,000 people attended a Bund event at Madison Square Garden. The event, which took place shortly before the outbreak of World War II, was marked by speeches by American Nazi leaders, as well as the presence of American flags and swastikas.
As World War II progressed and American public opinion turned against Nazism, support for these rallies and the German American Bund waned. Eventually, the organization was disbanded and its leaders arrested and tried on charges related to conspiracy and promoting enemy policies.
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