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Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression
Volume I Chapter VII
Means Used by the Nazi Conspiractors in Gaining Control of the German State
(Part 39 of 55)


A. The official program of the NSDAP, proclaimed 24 February 1920 by Adolf Hitler at a public gathering in Munich.

Point 4: "None but members of the nation (Volksgenosse) may be citizens. None but those of German blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. No Jew, therefore, may be a member of the nation."

Point 5: "Anyone who is not a citizen may live in Germany only as a guest and must be regarded as being subject to legislation for foreigners."

Point 6: "The right to determine matters concerning government and legislation is to be enjoyed by the citizen alone. We demand therefore that all appointments to pub-

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lic office, of whatever kind, whether in the Reich, Land, or municipality, be filled only by citizens. *** "

Point 7: "We demand that the state make it its first duty to promote the industry and livelihood of citizens. If it is not possible to nourish the entire population of the State, the members of foreign nations (non-citizens) are to be expelled from the Reich."

Point 8: "Any further immigration of non-Germans is to be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who entered Germany subsequent to 2 August 1914, shall be forced immediately to leave the Reich."

Point 23: "We demand legal warfare against conscious political lies and their dissemination through the press. In order to make possible the creation of a German press we demand:

(a) that all editors and collaborators of newspapers published in the German language be members of the nation.

(b) non-German newspapers be requested to have express permission of the State to be published. They may not be printed in the German language.

(c) non-Germans be prohibited by law from financial participation in or influence on German newspapers, and that as penalty for contravention of the law such newspapers be suppressed and all non-Germans participating in it expelled from the
Reich. ***" (1708-PS)

B. Development of ideological basis for anti-Semitic measures. Among the innumerable statements made by the leaders of the NSDAP are the following:

Rosenberg advocated in 1920 the adoption of the following program concerning the Jews:

"(1) The Jews are to be recognized as a (separate) nation living in Germany, irrespective of he religion they belong to.

(2) A Jew is he whose parents on either side are nationally Jews. Anyone who has a Jewish husband or wife is henceforth a Jew.

(3) Jews have no right to speak and write on or be active in German politics.

(4) Jews have no right to hold public offices, or to serve in the Army either as soldiers or as officers. However, their contribution of work may be considered.

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(5) Jews have no right to be leaders of cultural institution of the state and community (theaters, galleries, etc.) or to be professors and teachers in German schools and universities.

(6) Jews have no right to be active in state or municipal commissions for examinations, control, censorship, etc. Jews have no right to represent the German Reich in economic treaties; they have no right to be represented in the directorate of state banks or communal credit establishments.

(7) Foreign Jews have no right to settle in Germany permanently. Their admission into the German political community is to be forbidden under all circumstances.

(8) Zionism should be energetically supported in order to promote the departure of German Jews -- in numbers to be determined annually to Palestine or generally across the border." (2842-PS)

Rosenberg's "Zionism" was neither sincere nor consistent, for in 1921 he advocated breaking up Zionism, "which is involved in English-Jewish politics." (2432-PS). He advocated in 1921 the adoption by "all Germans" of the following slogans: "Get the Jews out of all parties. Institute measures for the repudiation of all citizenship rights of all Jews and half-Jews: banish all the Eastern Jews; exercise strictest vigilance over the native ones. * * *" (2432-PS)

Frick and other Nazis introduced a motion in the Reichstag on 27 May 1924, "to place all members of the Jewish race under special laws." (2840-PS). Frick also asked in the Reichstag, on 25 August 1924, for the realization of the Nazi program by "exclusion of all Jews from public office." (2893-PS)

C. AntiSemitism was seized upon by the Nazi conspirators as a convenient instrument to unite groups and classes of divergent views and interests under one banner.

Adolf Hitler described racial anti-Semitism as "a new creed for the masses" and its spreading among the German people as "the most formidable task to be accomplished by our movement." (2881-PS). Rosenberg called for the Zusanamenraffen aller Deutschen zeiner stahlharten, voelkischen Eiqheitsfront" (gathering of all Germans into a steel-hard racial united front) on the basis of anti-Semitic slogans (2432-PS). Gotfried Feder, official commentator of the Nazi Party program, stated: "AntiSemitism is in a way the emotional foundation of our movement." (2844-PS)

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There are innumerable admissions on the part of the Nazi leaders as to the part which their anti-Semitic propaganda played in their acquisition of control. The following statement concerning the purpose of racial propaganda was made by Dr. Walter Gross, director of the Office of Racial Policy of the Nazi Party:

"In the years of fight, the aim was to employ all means of propaganda which promised success in order to gather people who were ready to overthrow, together with the Party, the harmful post-war regime and put the power into the hand of the Fuehrer and his collaborators.*** In these years of fight the aim was purely political: I meant the overthrow of the regime and acquisition of power. *** Within this great general task the education in racial thinking necessarily played a decisive part, because herein lies basically the deepest revolutionary nature of the new spirit." (2845-PS)

In another official Nazi publication, recommended for circulation in all Party units and establishments, it is stated:

"The whole treatment of the Jewish problem in the years prior to our seizure of power is to be regarded essentially from the point of view of the political education of the German people." (To disregard this angle of the use made of anti-Semitism means) "to disregard the success and aim of the work toward racial education." (2427-PS)

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