Johann von Leers

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Johann von Leers
Born25 January 1902
Karbow-Vietlübbe, Germany
Died5 March 1965
Cairo, Egypt
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchFlag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
RankSturmbannführer

Johann von Leers (January 25, 1902 – March 5, 1965), was a soldier in Nazi Germany. He was an Alter Kämpfer and an honorary Sturmbannführer in the Waffen SS. He was also a professor known for his strong anti-Jewish beliefs. He was important in making propaganda.

He was an advisor to Gamal Abdel Nasser.[1] He published for Goebbels, in Peron's Argentina and for Nasser's Egypt. He changed his religion to Islam. He then changed his name to Omar Amin.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Wiener Library bulletin, Volume 15. Wiener Library. 1961. p. 2
  • Rees, Philip (1990). Biographical dictionary of the extreme right since 1890. Macmillan Library Reference.
  • Lee, Martin A. (1997). The Beast Reawakens. Little Brown & Company. ISBN 978-0-316-51959-5.
  • Irving Sedar and Harold J. Greenberg, Behind the Egyptian Sphinx: Nasser's strange bedfellows; prelude to World War III?, Philadelphia, Chilton Co., 1960