Martha Gerdes Biography
An Army ROTC cadet has been kicked out of the University of North Carolina’s detachment after she allegedly posted a slew of anti-Semitic, pro-Nazism, racist and homophobic tweets.
Martha Gerdes, 31, is on a ‘leave of absence’ from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at UNC’s Charlotte campus pending her disenrolled from the program, according to US Army Cadet Command spokesman Maj Robert Carter.
Cadet dropped from US Army officer training for anti-Semitic ‘pro-Nazism’ tweets: After Pittsburgh, Martha Gerdes tweets she didn’t care about ‘Jews getting shot up except insofar as it’s going to make it a lot harder for a lot of white… https://t.co/oDbZZvny40 TimesofIsrael pic.twitter.com/01mBs3sXSM
— Jewish Community (@JComm_BlogFeeds) June 13, 2019
‘Army ROTC remains committed to leadership excellence through diversity,’ Carter said in a statement.
‘The activities conducted by Ms Gerdes are inconsistent with the high moral expectations of a future Army officer.’
ROTC officials were alerted to her Twitter account, @femanon_, last fall when the anti-racism group Carolina Workers Collective shared screenshots of offensive posts.
The Army Times reported that Martha Gerdes posted messages that appeared to advocate for a race war and defend the Nazi party. https://t.co/ITaKnzckea
— WFMY News 2 (@WFMY) June 13, 2019
Gerdes admitted to investigators that she was behind the account, Carter said.
It has since been suspended, but not before dozens of the tweets were archived.
One post featured photos of Klu Klux Klan members and the words: ‘The 1920′s was the best decade, I was born in the wrong era.’
Replying to another Twitter user last September, Gerdes wrote: ‘Gas the k***s race war now.’
The day after a gunman opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, killing 11, Gerdes tweeted: ‘I don’t actually give a s*** about Jews getting shot up except insofar as it’s going to make it a lot harder for a lot of white people to just exist.’
Martha Gerdes Age
She was 31 years old.
Martha Gerdes Nazism Tweets
— Jay Barney (@JayBarney13) June 13, 2019
Army Times reported that Gerdes posted messages that appeared to advocate for a race war and defend the Nazi party. Above old photos of Ku Klux Klan members burning a cross, she tweeted that she was “born in the wrong era.” And, a day after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, she wrote that she didn’t care about “Jews getting shot up except insofar as it’s going to make it a lot harder for a lot of white people to just exist.”
In March, HuffPost reported that leaked online chat logs linked several members of the US armed forces, including two Army ROTC cadets from Montana and New York, to a white nationalist group called Identity Evropa. Carter said both “are out of the programs now.”
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Martha Gerdes, 31, has been removed from the UNC-Charlotte’s Army ROTC detachment after her Twitter account @femanon_ came to light
- The cadet shared dozens of offensive posts, most of them anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi
- One tweet featured photos of Klu Klux Klan meetings and the words: ‘The 1920′s was the best decade, I was born in the wrong era’
- In another from last September, Gerdes wrote: ‘Gas the k***s race war now’
- After 11 were shot dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, Gerdes wrote: ‘I don’t actually give a s*** about Jews getting shot up’
- Many of the tweets were archived before the account was suspended
- Gerdes was enrolled at Davidson University in North Carolina when the Army ROTC launched its investigation in November 2018
- The Charlottesville, Virginia native admitted to running the @femanon_ account
- Gerdes transferred to UNC-Charlotte before the spring semester