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Fourth Reich
Sturmabteilung Sturmabteilung
Symbol Type

Racist Skinhead

Symbol Description

The number "4" and the letter "R" joined together

Also Known As

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Traditional Use/Origins

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Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Fourth Reich Skins

Extremist Meaning or Representation

See below

Background/History

The term "Fourth Reich" is an allusion to Hitler's Third Reich and to the goal of establishing a society ruled by National Socialist ideology. A California-based neo-Nazi skinhead gang active in the early 1990s adopted the name "Fourth Reich Skins," but appears to have largely disbanded after leaders in the gang were arrested and convicted in 1993 for conspiring to commit bombings and murders. In more recent years, Fourth Reich Skins have been active in Arizona. Gang members or affiliates may sport tattoos with the words "Fourth Reich" or the symbol representing the words. In addition, non-associated white supremacists may sometimes use "Fourth Reich" symbology as well.



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