Archive/File: imt/nca/nca-06/nca-06-3401-ps Last-Modified: 1997/01/03 Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume 6 [Page 120] TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT 3104-PS VOELKISCHER BEOBACHTER, May 24, 1934, Page 2 National Socialism and German Nationalism Abroad NATIONAL SOCIALISM IS AN IDEOLOGY It takes hold of our fellow Germans and strengthens them in holding fast to the German nature and customs. It spreads out beyond the borders of the state and even beyond the space occupied by the German people; it has already taken hold of parts of foreign nations. Racially conscious communities on the earth which are proud of their type are the best guarantee of respect among the nations for each other's rights. National Socialism Renovates the World's Thought on the Subject of State and Nation, and thus will bring to our fellow Germans, too, in their difficult struggle, not only alleviation, but Salvation. The place for the practical application of this principle is the Foreign Organization of the NSDAP which is directly subordinate to the deputy of the Fuehrer, Reichminister Rudolph Hess. During a visit to the individual sections of the Organization office at Harvestehuderweg 22, its leader, Gauleiter Ernst Wilhelm Bohle, gave us, together with his individual co-workers, a survey of the duties and structure of the Foreign Organization, which has been working so hard in recent weeks and months that the echo of this persistent and conscientious work could even be clearly heard in Hamburg. The work of the Foreign Organization is literally extended over the entire earth, and the following slogan could with full justice be displayed in its work rooms on the Harvestehuder Weg in Hamburg: "My field is the world." The Foreign Organization, under the leadership of Gauleiter E. W. Bohle, who is aided by a large staff of expert and qualified co-workers, today includes Over 350 National Groups and Bases of the NSDAP in All Parts of the World and in addition to this takes care of a large number of individual Party Comrades in the most varied places. The establishment abroad of local groups of [Page 121] a Reich German political party was doubtless something new. It was possible to achieve such a beginning because of the fact that since its beginning, this political party has had nothing in common with the usual concept of a party, but was rather a movement in the best sense of the world. In this connection it is worth noting that National Socialism began to establish its Foreign Organization almost two years before the seizure of power in the home-land, while Fascism did not set up its corresponding organization abroad until several years after the march on Rome Just as today the fascio all'estero signifies the strongest asset of the Fascist state in its foreign work, the Foreign Organization of the NSDAP will have to pass through a corresponding further development, in order to transmit to all foreign countries the nature and goal of the National Socialist Reich Objection is frequently made that for decades there have existed in foreign countries German organizations of the most varied types, which make the presence of local groups of the National Socialist movement superfluous. This can best be refuted by the experiences which Germandom abroad had had so far since the National Socialist revolution. Without in the least wishing to detract from the value of many valuable organizations of Germans abroad, it must be unequivocally stated that these groups were not in a position to carry on successfully the struggle for the reputation of the present Germany just because of the fact that they lacked an emotional understanding of the Third Reich, just as they lacked a knowledge of the principles on which our present state is built. (Additional articles to follow)
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