Volkspartei der Schweiz

Volkspartei der Schweiz (VPS, "People's Party of Switzerland") was a Swiss neo-Nazi political party founded in 1951 by Gaston-Armand Amaudruz and Erwin Vollenweider.[1]

The party was one of the driving forces behind the foundation of the New European Order and boasted Hans Oehler amongst its leading members.[2] It published its own paper Courrier du Continent, although this later became the personal journal of Amaudruz.[3] Although an important group on the international neo-Nazi scene VPS did not gain any real influence at home and eventually fizzled out.[4]

The group has no direct connection to the similarly named Swiss People's Party.


  1. 'Adolf Hitler tat sein Möglichstes'
  2. Graham Macklin, Very Deeply Dyed in Black, IB Tauris, 2007, p. 111
  3. Damir Skenderovic, The radical right in Switzerland: continuity and change, 1945-2000, Berghahn Books, 2009, p. 280
  4. Skenderovic, The radical right in Switzerland, p. 279

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