The goal of Mongolian Neo-Nazism

By Slava Tsukerman

It’s not a secret that there exists a neo Nazi movement in many countries.

But in some countries it takes much unexpected forms.

In the streets of Mongolian capital Ulan Bator young people in the uniforms resembling Nazis raise their hands making a typical Roman salute and shout “Sieg Heil!”

These Mongolian guys are members of neo Nazi group “Tsagaan Hass”, which in Mongolian means “White Swastika.” Their looks are far from the Aryan ideal of Nordic appearance, but they honor Hitler, paying tribute to his devotion to ethnic purity. These Mongolian neo-Nazi defend ethnic purity of their Nation from Chinese.

In the photo is one of the founders of the group, 41-year-old Mongolian, who calls himself Big Brother. Leaders of Tsagaan Hass claim that they do not support violence, though they respect Adolf Hitler.   “He taught us how to preserve national identity” says Big Brother – “We do not agree with his extremism and the outbreak of the Second World War. We are against all those killings, but we support the ideology of Hitler. We support nationalism, not Nazism.”

During World War II the Nazis executed Soviet prisoners of war, who had Mongoloid features, and even today, Australian and other European extreme nationalists often attack Mongoloid immigrants. However, Tsagaan Hass imitates Nazi style. They are trying to justify it by the fact that the swastika is an ancient Asian symbol. That is certainly true, but does not explain the use of Nazi colors, the Nazi salute and other Nazi paraphernalia.

Russian popular website NoNaMe published interviews with several Mongolian neo-Nazi.

“Today, there are less than three million Mongols. We have to guard the purity of the blood of our nation. This is closely linked to our independence,” said one of the members of the group.

“If the Mongols will be mixed with the Chinese, soon our people will disappear. Mongolia is a poor country. Chinese are wealthier foreigners who come to us and take our women.”

Anti-Chinese sentiment in Mongolia is becoming increasingly popular.

Many Mongolians believe that China, with its imperial, “diabolical” ambitions, intends to seize Mongolia.

“We have heard of cases of violence by far-right organizations in Mongolia. They do not necessarily represent something good or bad, “said one of the leaders of the Tsagaan Hass. However, he claims that their group intention is to help “the law enforcement.”

“We are conducting tests: going to hotels and restaurants to make sure that Mongolian girls do not engage in prostitution, and that foreigners do not break the law. We are trying to avoid the use of force”, he said. “Violence is going to be only our last resort.”

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Updated: July 30, 2013 — 7:19 am

2 Comments

  1. Interesting and surprising article. Regarding the Germans killing Asian Soviet POWs, actually Soviet Asian minorities, like the Kalmuck people, enlisted with the German army because they were treated so horribly under Stalin.

    Also, Germany’s main ally was Japan, whom Hitler declared “honorary Aryans”, so I’m sure there would have been some objection there! Regarding the “Mongolian Nazis”, I think the world is seeing the birth of extremist movements in Asia because many smaller countries fear the rise of China as a global superpower.

    There are also Neo-Nazi movements in Japan, but I guess its more understandable it could happen there because of the history between the two countries.

  2. “During World War II the Nazis executed Soviet prisoners of war, who had Mongoloid features”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-295-1560-21,_Nordfrankreich,_Turkmenische_Freiwillige.jpg

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