COMMANDER MATT KOEHL — Ich Hatt’ Einen Kameraden…! (Video)

Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden


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It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce to you that Commander Matt Koehl died in his sleep in the night between October 9 and October 10, 2014, at the age of 79.

There are no words to express the personal loss to us who were close to him and to the Cause for which he was selflessly fighting his entire life.

His brilliant intelligence, his linguistic skills, and his great talent for music would have opened all doors to him in society, had he not chosen to follow his inner calling to fight for the National Socialist idea. This is not the time, nor the place to discuss his achievements or his disappointments. All his life he did what he found to be right, without ever thinking about the consequences for himself.

The Movement was his life – but his life was so much more than the Movement. His sense of humor, his extensive knowledge about so many things, and his inquisitive mind made it a great pleasure to be in his company. I have spent many months on the road with Matt Koehl over the last 40 years, and it was never dull. I feel a never-ending gratitude for the privilege of having known this extraordinary man and for the knowledge he so readily shared with me. We could have our differences about this, that, or the other, but such differences were never allowed to stand in the way of our friendship. Behind the public figure Matt Koehl, the Commander, there was a private Matt Koehl, the human being that so few people ever met, but whose warmth and wit were life giving – also when the going was rough.

He will not be forgotten!

Please understand that these are difficult times here at Nordland. There are so many decisions to be made – and so many things to sort out. Please bear with us and have a little patience. We will keep you informed, but it may take some time.

Don Jay



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