Former Nazi twins tell Louis Theroux: ‘We’ve unlearned racist ideology’
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Former Nazi twins tell Louis Theroux: ‘We’ve unlearned racist ideology’

Sisters whose Nazi songs made them white supremacist pin-ups tell documentary maker they have fled the warped ideology they were raised into.

Lamb and Lynx as teenagers.
Lamb and Lynx as teenagers.

Twin sisters whose teenage Nazi songs made them white supremacist pin-ups have told British documentary maker Louis Theroux that they have “unlearned” the racist ideology he covered 17 years ago.

American sisters Lamb and Lynx, 11 years old when they featured in Theroux’s 2003 ‘Louis and the Nazis,’ were a Nazi pop duo in the band ‘Prussian Blue’, named after a residue left from the Zyklon B gas used to kill tens of thousands in the Holocaust.

Their songs included ‘Aryan Man Awake’ and an album called ‘For the Fatherland,’ but in a BBC2 documentary to be aired on Sunday night, in which Theroux revisits many of those he’d met in the past 25 years, they said their views were now “very much removed” from who they were today.

With Lamb now married with a child of her own, the two 28-year olds, who live in Montana, said they “pitied” their own mother April for home-schooled them and gave them a warped view of the world.

“When we were teenagers there was a lot of resentment and anger and blame on my mum, but now it’s just pity,” they said. “Those little girls were so separate from what we are now. We were very removed. Even watching it now, it’s very hard. We didn’t comprehend and understand fully, how controversial those topics are.”

The twins, who were once pictured wearing smiley-face Hitler T-shirts, said they were now “pretty liberal,” adding that “racism and those beliefs, they are learned and they can also be unlearned and untaught”.

‘Louis Theroux Beyond Belief: Life on the Edge’ airs on Sunday on BBC2 at 9pm. 

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