Adolf Hitler About the Trade and Transportation

by Der Stürmer

While we built roads, dig canals, dry swamps, erect dams and locks, we perform a constructive work, which can indeed claim our whole energy.

Interview of April 3, 1934 in Berlin


We have begun to increase commerce. A huge road network will be built in Germany, conceived for coming decades and centuries. The water ways are also being expanded exactly the same, and the previous road network will likewise be put in order.

Speech of October 24, 1933 in Berlin


We put together a program, which we do not want to leave to posterity: the program of our new road construction, a gigantic task, which requires billions. We will sweep the resistance against it from the path and begin the task big. We will thus introduce a series of public works, which help to reduce the number of unemployed more and more.

Speech of May 1, 1933 in Berlin


In order to generously ensure the prerequisites for the future development of transportation, the huge work of the new German Reich Autobahn was projected and started.

Speech of March 21, 1934 in Unterhaching


Since our roads are in part insufficient, in part also decayed, a network of 6 500-kilometer automobile roads will be built and already in this winter started with the greatest energy. The financing comes through our automobile/fuel tax as well as usage fees to be imposed.

Interview of October 18, 1933 in Berlin


You have assembled here at the construction site of one of the gigantic new roadways, which are designed to give the German economy new and most modern transportation routes. Mighty is this plan and symbolic for the greatness of the task placed on us.

Speech of March 21, 1934 in Unterhaching


In order to guide the promotion of transportation to a reasonable settlement of all interested transportation parties, the first step will be taken already at the beginning of the coming year through a reform of the motor vehicle tax. The preservation of the Reich railway and its swiftest possible return to the Reich’s power is a task, which obligates us not just economically, rather also morally.

Speech of March 23, 1933 in Berlin


Many… measures will, in their full significance, only find their appreciation in the future, in particular the promotion of the motorization of German transportation in connection to the construction of the Reich Autobahn. The old rivalry between Reich railway and motor vehicle has here found a solution, which will one day be of the highest use for the whole German folk.

Speech of January 30, 1934 in Berlin


The Reich will – next to the construction of the mighty Autobahn roads – now also turn its practical interest with determination to the improvement of the former main roads.

Speech of March 8, 1934 in Berlin


The development of air transportation as a means for the peaceful connection of folks among each other will be vigorously nurtured by the national government.

Speech of March 23, 1933 in Berlin


The numbers of our transportation – on the rails, by motor vehicle and in the air – experienced enormous increases.

Proclamation of September 5, 1934 in Nuremberg