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11/11/2022 - Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis on November 11-13, 2022

On September 25, 1937, Wolfgang Jung purchased 178 acres of land in Southbury, Connecticut for the German-American Bund, intent on building a Nazi camp. Similar camps were popping up around the nation, in an effort to promote an antisemitic and pro-Nazi agenda. The residents of Southbury quickly united to fight back against this Nazi invasion of their town. Organized by the Reverend M.E.N. Lindsay, the Reverend Felix Manley, First Selectman Ed Coer and town leaders, the townspeople established a zoning commission whose first ordinance forbade land usage in the town for “military training or drilling with or without arms except by the legally constituted armed forces of the United States of America.” The ruling effectively closed Southbury to the Bund. Southbury was the only Government that stood up to Nazis before the end of 1937.

A series of events commemorating this anniversary will take place over the weekend of November 11th - 13th. Go to for more information and all the scheduled events. 


Event: Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis
Event Date: 11/11-13/2022
Event Time: Times vary
Admission Fee: Free; Dinner on Saturday night $50
Registration Deadline: November 9, 2022 (for Saturday dinner)
Registration Instructions:
Event Organizers: Pomperaug Regional School District 15, Town of Southbury, B’nai Israel of Southbury, South Britain Congregational Church, Southbury Historical Society, Southbury Economic Development Commission
Event Location: Various Locations - see website for details