Adolf Hitler About the National-Socialist Movement

by Der Stürmer

The National Socialist movement has become the German Reich, the German state. Behind the flag of the opposition of once marches today the German nation!

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

I created…a totally new movement, which from the very start, overcoming all manifestations of decay, had to build a new community.

Speech of November 10, 1933 in Berlin

When in the year 1919 the National Socialist movement came to life in order to replace the Marxist-democratic republic with a new Reich, this endeavor appeared to be an impossible silliness. It was precisely the quibbling people of reason, who thanks to a superficial historical education, at most managed to produce a pitying smile for such an attempt.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

One thing….is the first task of this movement: It wants to make the Germans national again, so that their fatherland is again over everything else for them.

Speech of July 14, 1923 in Munich

We have written the great Germanic ideal on our flags and will know how to fight to the last drop of blood for the same!

Speech of August 1, 1923 in Munich

Task of the movement is the conquest of German man for the power of the state.

Speech of February 26, 1934 in Munich

The first party days took place in 1920, 1921 and 1922. They were enlarged general member assemblies of the party back then almost completely limited to Munich and Bavaria. The first Reich Party Day with representatives from the rest of Germany as well took place on January 27, 1923 in Munich. Already in November of the same year came the ban of the movement. Only three years later we celebrated the memorable resurrection of our party days in Weimar. In 1927 the third Reich Party Day took place and this time, for the first time in Nuremberg, likewise the fourth Reich Party Day in 1929.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

If then no party day could be held anymore for many years, the blame was not on us, rather on the conditions. Already the attempt in 1930 to again meet in Nuremberg failed due to the resistance of our political opponents, of the Bavarian provincial government back then. For three years this bourgeois government sabotaged every additional such attempt. For the movement, however, the city should for all future be the location of our Reich Party Days, in which we for the first time proclaimed the new German will in a huge rally.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

When I think back on the time, when I spoke to eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, twenty, thirty and fifty people, when I after a year had won sixty-four people for the movement, on the time, when our small circle widened more and more, then I must admit that what has been created today, when a river of millions of German folk comrades flows into our movement, represents something unique in German history.

Lecture of January 27, 1932 in Dusseldorf

Our movement at the time of its founding raised three demands: first, elimination of the peace treaty, second, unification of all Germans, third, soil for the nourishment of our nation.

Speech of April 17, 1923 in Munich

There were two principles, which we back then buried in our hearts: first, to orient this on the most sober knowledge, and second, to disseminate this knowledge with the most ruthless truthfulness.

Speech of April 12, 1922 in Munich

What do the millions of new people know, who today stand in the movement, about the miracle, which has taken place in Germany? They have not experienced what our revolutionary old friends experienced. They do not know the path of discipline, which led from the few hundred men of once to today. They have no idea how small it once was, what mountain-moving faith was needed thirteen, ten, nine, eight or seven years ago, to believe in the movement and to make sacrifices for it. For the movement had nothing else to give back then.

Speech of March 20, 1934 in Munich

With the spirit do we want to conquer the nation, but with the fist to subdue anybody who dares to rape the spirit through terror. That was the foundation of the S.A., the party’s great arm of strength.

Speech of February 26, 1934 in Munich

Actually, the S.A. and the S.S. of the National Socialist party emerged without any assistance, without any financial support from the state, from the Reich or even from the Reichswehr, without any military training and without any military equipment – for purely political-party purposes and according to party-political considerations. Their purpose was and is solely the elimination of the communist threat, their training without any association with the army, only calculated for purposes of propaganda and enlightenment, psychological mass effect and breaking down communist terror. They are institutions for the development of a genuine community spirit, for the overcoming of previous class differences and for the elimination of the economic need.

Speech of May 17, 1933 in Berlin

My S.A. comrades! You, especially, are living witnesses for this will (for peaceful, constructive work); for your free will pulls you together in this community in which not theoretically, rather practically, the folk community finds its expression, a great community of mutual help, mutual support. You are the guarantors not only for the present, rather also for the German future.

Speech of October 22, 1933 in Kelheim

Out of forty-five million adults, three million fighters have organized themselves as the bearers of the political leadership of the nation. Today, however, the overwhelming majority of Germans affirms itself as supporters of their world of ideas. The folk has trustingly placed its fate into their hands. The organization, however, thereby assumes a solemn obligation.

Speech of September 3, 1933 in Nuremberg

We have extended our hand to millions of people who want to be active in the building. Millions of former opponents, they stand today in our ranks and, thanks to their work and thanks to their ability as helpers in the building, they are no less esteemed than our own old party comrades.

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

The commander of the S.A. is I and nobody else!

Speech of July 13, 1934 in Berlin

I want…that obedience, loyalty and comradeship dominate as transmitted principles. And just as each leader demands obedience from his men, so do I demand from the S.A. leaders respect for the law and obedience to my command.

Order to the S.A. of June 30, 1934

The S.A. man and the S.A. leader can be nothing but loyal, obedient, disciplined, modest and self-sacrificing – or he is not an S.A. man.

Address of September 9, 1934 in Nuremberg

I want to ask the lads that they make the oldsters (in the movement) their example, that they recognize that being a National Socialist is nothing external, that it is not about the clothing, not about meetings and stars, rather that it is about the heart!

Speech of March 20, 1934 in Munich

The political leadership of a nation must seek the most essential difference from the rest of the folk not in greater pleasure, rather in stricter self-discipline!

Speech of February 7, 1934 in Berlin

I have…always demanded that higher demands are made on the behavior and manners of National Socialist leaders than among other folk comrades.

Speech of July 13, 1934 in Berlin

If it is demanded of a folk that it blindly trust its leadership, this leadership must, however, also earn this trust through performance and through especially good conduct. Individual mistakes and errors may be made, they can be corrected. Bad conduct… however, is unworthy of a leader, not National Socialistic and to the highest degree contemptible.

Speech of July 13, 1934 in Berlin

To those who always say the German cannot be unified, we have presented the most unified organization in the whole of German history.

Speech of February 26, 1934 in Munich

There is no novel of world history, which is more wonderful than our party’s development to its present greatness.

Speech of March 20, 1934 in Munich

You, General Field Marshal (Reich President von Flindenburg), sir, have entrusted the Reich’s leadership to this young Germany in the magnanimous decision of January 30, 1933.

Speech of March 21, 1933 in Potsdam

Hardly a revolution of such magnitude has occurred so disciplined and bloodless as this uprising of the German folk…It is my will and my firm intention to care for this calm development in the future as well.

Speech of March 23, 1933 in Berlin

When has a revolution ever been carried out so without outrages like ours?

Speech of October 24, 1933 in Berlin

This is the eternal service of the National Socialist party and its organizations, it is the service of the brown guard: it prepared the German uprising, carried it out and concluded it almost without bloodshed and with unprecedented adherence to program .

Speech of January 30, 1934 in Berlin

National Socialists, my party comrades! An incomparable victory has been won. The German folk owes it above all to your faithful loyalty and your never-tiring work…The unique greatness of the success is for all of you the greatest affirmation. The salvation of the fatherland, however, will one day be your thanks!

Thanks after the great election victory of November 12, 1933

The great principles, which have enabled the victory of these flags: those are the principles of loyalty, of obedience, of faith, of comradeship, of confidence, of courage and of perseverance.

Speech of March 20, 1934 in Munich

We are National Socialists of fanatical disposition and no tightrope walkers of the so-called middle line!

Speech of May 1, 1923 in Munich

(It) was the fanatical faith in the movement’s victory, which was the prerequisite for any real later success. The psychologically most effective means, however, in this education was – next to the practice in daily struggle, the getting used to the enemy – the visible demonstration of membership in a great and strong movement! Thus our mass demonstrations served not only the winning of new supporters, rather above all the firming and moral strengthening of those already won.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

Our will was harder than the German need!

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin.

This our will, however, German folk and German worker, is also your will. It is the eternal will for self-preservation, which is possessed by every healthy creature and which, we thank our God, has also not forever left our German folk. It slumbers and is now awakened!

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

The conflict with Marxism thus demanded from the start an organization, which according to its whole character was trained for and suited for this struggle.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

A community (those formed in the movement), which can be shaken by nothing at all.

Speech of January 3, 1935 in Berlin

Rise will the movement, which is ready to stand up for its ideal even to the final round!

Speech of August 21, 1923 in Munich

For them (those organized in the movement) it is not enough to simply make the affirmation: „I believe”, rather the oath: „I fight!”

Speech of November 9, 1934 in Nuremberg

We want to always be determined to act, always ready, if it is necessary, to die, never willing to capitulate!

Speech of November 9, 1934 in Munich

The National Socialist movement must affirm the heroism to rather take on any resistance and any distress than to even just once deny its principles recognized as correct.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

An organization, filled with the most eminent national feeling, built on the idea of the leadership’s absolute authority in all areas, in all stages – a single party, … which in its entire organization only knows responsibility, command and obedience, and thus for the first time in Germany’s political life integrates a manifestation of millions, which is based on the principle of performance.

Lecture of January 27, 1932 in Dusseldorf

In that it (the movement) puts through the principle of authority and discipline in the party organization from top to bottom in a straight line, it first obtains the moral right to demand the same from even the last folk comrade.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

The organization of a movement is a formal manifestation, even if it is ever so ingenious and in itself correct. Its inner worth is first given it by the people, who in its sense, embody the idea in life.

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

All for one and one for all!

Speech of September 7, 1934 in Nuremberg

People, who according to their social and economic origin mostly had a subordinate, yes, not seldom suppressed rank, had to politically obtain the conviction to one day represent the nation’s leadership. Already in the struggle, which we National Socialists had to survive against such a greatly superior force, forced on us the duty to, with all means, strengthen trust in the movement and hence the self-consciousness of the individual fighter.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

The movement…must take care that not the numeric size of this core is viewed as decisive, rather only its inner worth and hence its inner homogeneity. It must know that the selection in the future must proceed from the same hard principles, which hard fate imposed on us in the past.

Speech of September 3, 1933 in Nuremberg

One can become a party comrade by written application, but a National Socialist only through the shifting of meaning according to the urgent appeal of the own heart!

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

The National Socialist party must…be convinced that it manages – thanks to the method of a selection conditioned by living struggle – to find the politically most capable human material in Germany and to unite it within itself. This community must among itself affirm the same law, which it wants to see obeyed by the mass of the nation. It must hence continuously educate itself in the thinking of affirmation of authority, of voluntary acceptance of the strictest discipline, in order to be able to give the same education to its followers. And it must hereby be hard and consequent.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

The conviction that our movement is not preserved by desire for money and gold, rather only by love for the folk, must again and again give freshness and fill us with courage for the struggle.

Speech of July 28, 1922 in Munich

For this was the wonderful thing during this time of propagation of our idea, that it sent out its waves across the whole land and then pulled man after man and woman after woman into its orbit.

Speech of September 3, 1933 in Nuremberg

Just as we previously stepped before the folk in ten thousand, in a hundred thousand individual rallies in order to again and again ask for its vote, so must we in the future as well continue this struggle in ten thousand, in a hundred thousand rallies and assemblies.

Speech of February 26, 1934 in Munich

It is the greatest mission of the National Socialist movement to form the bridge between the individual occupations and ranks of our folk.

Speech to the folk comrades in Danzig of May 25, 1933

What the reason of the reasonable people could not see, was grasped by the sentiment, the heart and the instinct of these primitively simple, but healthy people!

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

We know that our movement became great precisely through this loyalty to principles.

Speech of November 9, 1933 in Munich

The party will hence through its political education work on the German folk have to make German man more and more spiritually immune against any relapse into the…past.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

They (the members of the individual auxiliaries of the party) must never expect from the nation more virtue and sense of sacrifice than they themselves are ready a thousandfold to do, to give and to perform.

Speech of September 10, 1934 in Nuremberg

You, my office-holders, are responsible before God and our history that, through the political education of German people to one folk, to one idea, to one expression of will, a November 1918 is never again possible in German history.

Speech of September 2, 1033 in Nuremberg

This is the most mighty thing, which our movement should create: for these broad searching and erring masses a new faith, which does not leave them in this time of confusions, to which they can swear and on which they can build, so that they at least somewhere find a place, which gives their hearts rest.

Speech of April 12, 1922 in Munich

We have not fought for fourteen years for the sake of a government position, rather in order to rejuvenate the German folk from the bottom up! Struggle and work for the folk alone can save us!

Speech of October 30, 1933 in Frankfurt am Main

Starting with the smallest S.A. man, who without any personal advantage is ready to risk his life and health for Germany’s future, up to us leaders, who have preferred to stand twelve years long in the despised and suppressed position of opposition dictated by inner conscience, all of us are dominated by just a single thought: More important than our own life is the life of our folk, Germany’s existence!

Open Letter to Brüning of October 14, 1931

The demands, which this struggle made on our movement, were enormous. It took just as much courage to bear mockery and scorn as heroism and bravery to combat the daily defamations and attacks. Tens of thousands of National Socialist fighters were wounded in this period and many killed. Many wandered in prisons, hundreds of thousands had to leave their last job or otherwise lost their existence.

Speech of January 30, 1934 in Berlin

Out of these struggles, however, grew the unshakeable guard of the National Socialist revolution, the band of millions of the political organization of the party, the S.A. and S.S. of the party. To them alone does the German folk owe its liberation from an insanity, which – had victory fallen to it – would not have just kept seven million unemployed, rather would have soon delivered thirty million to starvation!

Speech of January 30, 1934 in Berlin

It is a unique and only ascribable to the National Socialist credit, that this economic decay with its horrible impoverishment of the masses did not became a self-perpetuating drive for the acceleration of the political catastrophe, rather much more led to a concentration of conscious fighters for a new, constructive and thus truly positive world-view.

Speech of January 30, 1934 in Berlin

For – regardless, whether one loves us or one hates us – one thing nobody can deny: A new spirit has filled the German folk, has awakened it to new life and given it the strength for works of labor and for accomplishments in all areas of a new folk formation, which are worthy of admiration!

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

The gigantic organizations of our movement, its political institutions as well as the organizations of the S.A. and S.S. and the building of the Work Front, just like the state organizations of our army, they are national and social melting pots, in which gradually a new German man will be developed.

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

The party, S.A. and S.S., the political organization, the Work Service, the youth organizations, they are all means and tools of the inner forging together of our folk body and thus for the development of the energies lying within our folk into a truly peaceful, culture-promoting and also materially beneficial work.

Speech of June 18, 1934 in Gera

We no longer deserve any indictment in German history, rather deserve that one day one writes on our gravestones: „They have often been rough, they have been hard, they were inconsiderate, but they have been: good Germans!”

Speech of June 19, 1933 in Erfurt

My folk comrades…stick to this movement, fight for it, tight thus for the German folk and for the German Reich!

Speech of June 18, 1934 in Gera

I know today: Even if fate would take me away personally, this struggle would be continued and no longer come to an end. The movement ensures this!

Speech of May 10, 1933 in Berlin