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“We are so deeply invested into making sure that that child becomes a wonderful Nazi, and by home-schooling, we’re going to get that done,” came the chilling voice of an Ohio couple calling themselves Mr. and Mrs. Saxon.

Appearing on a neo-Nazi podcast “Achtung Amerikaner” on Nov. 5, 2021 the couple outlined their life’s ambition: helping parents create perfect new Nazi members by offering them what Mrs. Saxon called “Nazi-approved school material for [her] homeschool children…” The name of their channel: Dissident Homeschool.

Among those materials, according to the Huffington Post, “are copywork assignments available for parents to print out, so that their children can learn cursive by writing out quotes from Adolf Hitler. There are recommended reading lists with bits of advice like ‘do not give them Jewish media content,’ and there are tips for ensuring that home-schooling parents are in ‘full compliance with the law’ so that ‘the state’ doesn’t interfere.”

A post from Dissident Homeschool after reaching 1,000 subscribers. (Screenshot/Telegram) (Screenshot/Telegram)

Unmasked by Blondi

Since its launch in October 2021, the Saxons’ “Dissident Homeschool” program has blossomed to over 2,400 students and their like-minded fascist parents. Their curriculum further demonstrates the disturbing rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric both in the U.S. and worldwide. In May 2020, the Anti-Defamation League reported the highest level of anti-Semitic activity ever recorded since tracking began in 1979.

In 2020, a survey by Claims Conference, a nonprofit organization that secures compensation for Holocaust survivors, found that there was a disturbing lack of Holocaust knowledge among millennials and Generation Z.

In the poll of adults ages 18 to 39 years old, 11 percent of millennials and Gen Zers incorrectly responded that they believed the Jews caused the Holocaust. In New York state that belief registered nearly 20 percent.

The disquieting state-by-state poll results also highlight a growing disconnect between education and disinformation online, with a startling 49 percent reporting to have seen “Holocaust denial or distortion posts on social media or elsewhere online.

But thanks to the Anonymous Comrades Collective, a group of anti-fascist researchers, the “anonymous” homeschool channel has been disrupted.

 And it all began with a dog.

By the couple’s own admittance, they reside in Ohio, but in their Telegram chats, they made another admission that allowed ACC to pinpoint their real names and location: They owned a dog, Blondi, named after Hitler’s German shepherd. 

By searching the dog-licensing website of Wyandot, Ohio, the ACC was able to confirm.

Blondi belonged to Katja Lawrence and her husband, Logan.

Per Vice News, Logan is an Ohio native who works as an agent for a local, family-run insurance agency. Katja, works to homeschool their four children, and is a naturalized citizen from the Netherlands. Her Telegram posts frequently discussed Dutch politics and food, and according to a 2017 article in The Toledo Blade, Katja Lawrence was among 51 people sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony.

The Netherlands During WWII

The Netherlands’ role in World War II generally evokes images of Anne Frank and family; of Operation Market Garden; of the liberation battles of 1945; and of the Dutch Resistance. In reality, in wartime Netherlands, collaboration was far from uncommon: far more Dutch fought on behalf of the Nazis than in the armed resistance to the German occupation of their country.

Some 22,000 to 25,000 Dutch served in the Waffen-SS, the elite armed wing of the SS — the Nazi Party’s Schutzstaffel or “Protective Echelon” — infused with the doctrines of National Socialism and loyalty to Adolf Hitler. The armed Dutch resistance, in contrast, numbered only between 5,000 to 12,000, most joining in the last year of the war.

Racist Lesson Plans

A look into the lesson plans outlined by the Lawrences’ show that they are inherently racist.

From math assignments delving into “crime statistics” that are meant to teach the children which “demographics to be cautious around,” to a downloadable MLK lesson plan for elementary school children that states, “It is up to us to ensure our children know him for the deceitful, dishonest, riot-inciting negro he actually was. He is the face of a movement which ethnically cleansed whites out of urban areas and precipitated the anti-white regime that we are now fighting to free ourselves from.”

“Typically speaking,” Katja wrote in a post, “whites build societies whereas blacks destroy them.”

An assignment posted to the Dissident Homeschool channel It’s designed for kids learn cursive by writing out a quote by infamous neo-Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell. (Screenshot/Telegram)

Perfectly Legal?

As outlandish as it may seem, the Saxon’s neo-Nazi curriculum is likely legal. In the 1980s and 1990s, groups such as the Home School Legal Defense Association effectively lobbied against the regulation of homeschooling across the U.S.

“A concerted, decades-long campaign by far right-wing Christian groups to deregulate home schooling has afforded parents wide latitude in how they teach their kids,” writes the Huffington Post.

And the Lawrences took advantage of that loophole.

A “Thanksgiving” lesson uploaded by Mrs. Saxon. (Screenshot/Telegram)

“For many states in America, it is so very easy to be in compliance,” Katja once wrote on her channel. “You send a letter … Just find out what you have to do, and quickly do it. After that, you can sit down and relax, and figure out how you will homeschool the children.”

When asked for a comment by both Vice News and Huffington post, the couple refused.

Achtung Amerikaner host Gordon Kahl did, however, reply to Vice News. “I think you should kill yourself instead,” he said.

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