Sentinels of the Republic
The Sentinels of the Republic were a fascist front group of the American Liberty League (ALL). The Sentinels were financed largely by the du Ponts, the Pitcairn family and J. Howard Pew.
The second most important of the [American Liberty] League's
auxiliaries was the Sentinels of the Republic, an anti-Semitic
organization which constantly warned the country of "the
Jewish-Communist" menace. In 1936 the Senate Lobbying Committee
released Sentinels' files revealing fascist sympathies. "The
Jewish threat is a real one
. I believe our real opportunity
lies in accomplishing the defeat of Roosevelt." wrote its
president, Boston banker Alexander Lincoln to Cleveland Runyon,
who replied that the people were crying for leadership: "The
Sentinels should really lead on the outstanding issue. The old
line Americans of $1,000 a year want a Hitler."
Source: Gerard Colby, from the chapter, "Decade of Despair," Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain. (Secaucus: Lyle Stewart, 1984).
Who funded the Sentinels?
For a sizable list of donors to the American Liberty League
and its front groups (for example, the Sentinels of the Republic,
Committee to Uphold the Constitution, and other fascist American
organizations in the 1930s), refer to a table of data prepared
by Senator Black (originally published in the Digest of Data,
Special Committee to Investigate Lobby Activities, 74th Congress
2nd Session). It was later published in 1000 Americans,
Seldes, Boni & Gaer, 1947, p. 292-298.
This table of data on donations to American fascist organizations is now availale online by Glen Yeadon, The Nazi Hydra in America, 2004.
"Appendix 1: Big Donors to the Pro-Nazi Groups, The 1930s: Nazis Parading on Main Street."