Erich Gliebe

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Erich Gliebe
Real nameErich Josef Gliebe
Nickname(s)The Aryan Barbarian
Born (1963-05-23) May 23, 1963 (age 56)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Erich Josef Gliebe (born May 23, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) was the Chairman of the National Alliance.[1] In his youth, Gliebe had been a professional boxer who had the ring name of "The Aryan Barbarian."[2]

Gliebe's political views were inspired by his father, who served in the German Wehrmacht in World War II. He became prominent within the National Alliance as leader of the Cleveland National Alliance Local Unit. He was hired by William Pierce to run the White-power music label Resistance Records after the National Alliance bought full ownership of it in 1999.

After Pierce's death in July 2002, Gliebe was appointed the new Chairman by the Board of Directors.[3] Almost immediately, Gliebe began to alienate members, provoking a backlash within the NA leadership.[4] Gliebe briefly turned the leadership over to Shaun Walker, but resumed the leadership of the National Alliance, after his successor was charged with Civil Rights violations.[5] After resuming the leadership of the organization, Gliebe saw the National Alliance's membership decline precipitously, orchestrated the sale of its Hillsboro, West Virginia property, and halted its operations as a "membership organization."[6]

In April 2009, it was revealed that Gliebe's name was on the list of people banned from entering the United Kingdom.[7]


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  2. ^ "40 to Watch: Erich Gliebe". Southern Poverty Law Center. Fall 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  3. ^ "Facing the Future". Southern Poverty Law Center. Fall 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  4. ^ "Neo-Nazi National Alliance Experiences Troubled Times". Southern Poverty Law Center. December 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  5. ^ Fattah, Geoffrey (December 14, 2007). "White supremacist sentenced in beating, maintains he's not a criminal".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "UK 'least wanted' list published". BBC News. 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2010-05-02.

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