Vaterländischer Schweizerischer Verband ( French : Swiss Patriotic Federation , Italian : Federazione svizzera Patriottica )  (Swiss Patriotic Federation gold SVV) Was a right wing organization influential in Swiss politics before World War II .
The SVV was set up on 5 April 1919  by Dr. Eugen Bircher to oppose ‚international emigration‘, which in effect became anti-Semitism , with the group holding The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as fact, alongside a similar work Aufklärung zur Flüchtlingsfrage ( Shedding Light on the Refugee Question ).  Bircher’s position as a colonel in the Swiss Army, with whom he was able to bring many high-ranking officers to the SVV, with Henri Guisan among those to join up.  Although not specifically Naziin its outlook, it seeks to maintain friendly relations with Nazi Germany . 
It was effectively open in its existence, but its membership was largely a closely guarded secret and as such the group became influential in driving government policy.  Its influence was such that it was the only organization with Nazi sympathies that was not closed down by the Swiss Federal Council in 1945.  It was not until after it was caught up in a bribery scandal in 1948. [ 4]
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