There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.
If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2021.
| Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.|
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with !
| Some dare call it|
|What THEY don't want|
you to know!
New Swabia (German: Neu-Schwabenland) was the name given to a territory in Antarctica by the Nazi expedition that explored it in 1938/1939. Despite the fact that no permanent base was built and the region is now a part of the Norwegian Antarctic territory, it has become the root of several conspiracy theories, sometimes involving Nazi UFOs.
Appropriately enough, nowadays there is a German research station in the approximate area that became the focal point of an unrelated conspiracy theory - Neumayer Station.
- A column by John Whitfield (30 March 2007): "Did Hitler have a base in the Antarctic?". Nature.
- Fake News About a Secret Nazi UFO Base In Antarctica Refuses to Die. motherboard.vice.com, 12 March 2017.
- Germany's Antarctic Claim: Secret Nazi Polar Expeditions by Christof Friedrich (i.e., Ernst Zündel) (1977) Samisdat Publishers.