The National Socialist German Workers' Party - registered as the "National Socialist German
Workers' Union" - at a great mass meeting on February 25, 1920, in the Hofbrauhaus-Festsaal in
Munich, announced its program to the world.
In Section 2 of the Constitution of our Party this program is declared to be unalterable. It is as
The program of the German Workers' Party is limited as to period. The leaders have no intention,
once the aims announced in it have been achieved, of setting up fresh ones in order to ensure the
continued existence of the Party by the artificially inspired discontent of the masses.
1. We demand the union of all Germans, on the basis of the right of the self-determination of
peoples, to form a Great Germany.
2. We demand equality of rights for the German people in its dealings with other nation, and
abolition of the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain.
3. We demand land and territory (colonies) for the nourishment of our people and for settling
our surplus population.
4. None but members of the nation may be citizens of the State. None but those of German
blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. No Jew, therefore, may be a member of
5. Anyone who is not a citizen of the State may live in Germany only as a guest and must be
regarded as being subject to the Alien Laws.
6. The right of voting on the leadership and laws of the State is to be enjoyed by the citizens of
the State alone. We demand, therefore, that all official positions, of whatever kind, whether in the
Reich, the provinces, or the small communities, shall be held by citizens of the State alone. We
oppose the corrupt parliamentary custom of filling posts merely with a view to party considerations,
and without reference to character or ability.
7. We demand that the State shall make it its first duty to promote the industry and livelihood of
the citizens of the State. If it is not possible to nourish the entire population of the State, foreign
national (non-citizens of the State) must be excluded from the Reich.
8. All further non-German immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans
who entered Germany subsequently to August 2, 1914, shall be required forthwith to depart from the
9. All citizens of the State shall possess equal rights and duties.
10. It must be the first duty of every citizen of the State to perform mental or physical work. The
activities of the individual must not clash with the interests of the whole, but must proceed within the
framework of the community and must be for the general good.
We Demand Therefore:
11. Abolition of incomes unearned by work. BREAKING OF THE THRALDOM OF INTEREST.
12. In view of the enormous sacrifice of life and property demanded of a nation by every war,
personal enrichment through war must be regarded as a crime against the nation. We demand,
therefore, the total confiscation of all war profits.
13. We demand the nationalization of all businesses which have (hitherto) been amalgamated (into
14. We demand that there shall be profit sharing in the great industries.
15. We demand a generous development of provision for old age.
16. We demand the creation and maintenance of a healthy middle class, immediate
communalization of the large department stores and their lease at a low rate to small traders, and
that the most careful consideration shall be shown to all small traders in purveying to the State, the
provinces, or smaller communities.
17. We demand a land reform suitable to our national requirements, the passing of a law for the
confiscation without compensation of land for communal purposes, the abolition of interest on land
mortgages, and prohibition of all speculation in land.
18. We demand ruthless war upon all those whose activities are injurious to the common interest.
Sordid criminals against the nation, usurers, profiteers, etc., must be punished with death, whatever
their creed or race.
19. We demand that the Roman law, which serves the materialistic world order, shall be replaced by
a German common law.
20. With the aim of opening to every capable and industrious German the possibility of higher
education and consequent advancement to leading positions, the State must consider a thorough
reconstruction of our national system of education. The curriculum of all educational establishments
must be brought into line with the requirements of practical life. Directly the mind begins to develop
the schools must aim at teaching the pupil to understand the idea of the State (State sociology). We
demand the education of specially gifted children of poor parents, whatever their class or
occupation, at the expense of the State.
21. The State must apply itself to raising the standard of health in the nation by protecting mothers
and infants, prohibiting child labor, and increasing bodily efficiency by legally obligatory gymnastics
and sports, and by extensive support of clubs engaged in the physical training of the young.
22. We demand the abolition of mercenary troops and the formation of a national army.
23. We demand legal warfare against conscious political lies and their dissemination in the press. In
order to facilitate the creation of a German national press we demand that: (a) all editors, and their
co-workers, of newspapers employing the German language must be members of the nation; (b)
special permission from the State shall be necessary before non-German newspapers may appear
(these need not necessarily be printed in the German language); (c) non-Germans shall be
prohibited by law from participating financially in or influencing German newspapers, and the
penalty for contravention of the shall be suppression of any such newspaper, and immediate
deportation of the non-German involved It must be forbidden to publish newspapers which are
damaging to the national welfare. We demand the legal prosecution of all tendencies in art and
literature which exert a destructive influence on our national life and the closing of institutions which
militate against the above-mentioned requirements.
24. We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to
it and do not militate against the moral and ethical feelings of the German race. The Party, as such,
stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular
confession. It combats the Jewish-materialist spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our
nation can achieve permanent recovery from within only on the principle: THE COMMON
INTEREST BEFORE SELF-INTEREST.
25. That all the foregoing requirements may be realized we demand the creation of a strong, central
national authority; unconditional authority of the central legislative body over the entire Reich and its
organizations in general; and the formation of diets and vocational chambers for the purpose of
executing the general laws promulgated by the Reich in the various States of the Confederation.
The leaders of the Party swear to proceed regardless of consequences - if necessary at the
sacrifice of their lives - toward the fulfillment of the foregoing Points.
Munich, February 24, 1920.
After full discussion at the general meeting of members on May 22, 1920, it was resolved that "This
program is unalterable." This does not imply that every word must stand unchanged, nor that any
efforts to extend or develop the program are to be prohibited, but it does imply that the principles
and basic ideas contained in it are not to be tampered with.
There can be no twisting and turning for reasons of expediency, no secret meddling with the most
important - and for the present order of politics, society, and economics, most unwelcome - points in
the program; no deviation from its original sense.
Adolf Hitler has emphasized the two cornerstones of the program by printing them in heavy type:
THE COMMON INTEREST BEFORE SELF-INTEREST -- THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE
PROGRAM. BREAKING OF THE THRALLDOM OF INTEREST -- THAT IS THE KERNEL OF
"Hitler has often protested that his plans for conquest do not extend across the Atlantic Ocean. I
have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government -- by the planners of
the new world order. It is a map of South America and a part of Central America as Hitler proposes
to reorganize it." This map, the President explained, showed South America, as well as "our great
life line, the Panama Canal," divided into five vassal states under German domination. "That map,
my friends, makes clear the Nazi design not only against South America but against the United
States as well."
Roosevelt went on to reveal that he also had in his possession "another document made in
Germany by Hitler's government. It is a detailed plan to abolish all existing religions -- Catholic,
Protestant, Mohammedan, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jewish alike" which Germany will impose "on a
dominated world, if Hitler wins."
"The property of all churches will be seized by the Reich and its puppets. The cross and all other
symbols of religion are to be forbidden. The clergy are to be liquidated. In the place of the churches
of our civilization there is to be set up an international Nazi church, a church which will be served by
orators sent out by the Nazi government. And in the place of the Bible, the words of Mein Kampf will
be imposed and enforced as Holy Writ. And in the place of the cross of Christ will be put two
symbols: the swastika and the naked sword."
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GERMAN WORKERS' PARTY
Commentary/Introduction by Pedert Gottfried in The Program of the NSDA, The National
Socialist German Workers’ Party and its General Conceptions
Translated by E.T.S. Digdale, Fritz Eher Verlag, Munich, 1932
Adolf Hitler prints the Party Program's two main points in leaded type: "The Common Interest
Before Self: The Spirit of the Program" and, "Abolition of the Thraldom of Interest: The
Core of National Socialism." Once these two points are achieved, it means a victory of the
approaching universalist ordering of society in the true state over the present-day separation of
state, nation and economics under the corrupting influence of the individualist theory of society as
The sham state of today, oppressing the working classes and protecting the pirated gains of
bankers and stock exchange speculators, is the area for reckless private enrichment and for the
lowest political profiteering; it gives no thought to its people, and provides no high moral bond of
union. The power of money, most ruthless of all powers, holds absolute control, and exercises
corrupting, destroying influence on state, nation, society, morals, drama, literature and on all matters
of morality, less easy to estimate.
"Break down the thraldom of interest" is our war cry. What do we mean by thralldom of interest?
The landowner is under this thralldom, who has to raise loans to finance his farming operations,
loans at such high interest as almost to eat up the results of his labor or who is forced to make debts
and to drag the mortgages after him like so much weight of lead.
So is the worker producing in shops and factories for a pittance, whilst the shareholder draws
dividends and bonuses which he has not worked for. So is the earning middle class, whose work
goes almost entirely to pay the interest on bank overdrafts.
Thraldom of interest is the real expression for the antagonisms, capital versus labor, blood versus
money, creative work versus exploitation. The necessity of breaking this thraldom is of such vast
importance for our nation and our race, that on it alone depends our nation’s hope of rising up from
its shame and slavery; in fact, the hope of recovering happiness, prosperity and civilization through
out the world. It is the pivot on which everything turns; it is far more than a mere necessity of
financial policy. Whilst its principles and consequences bite deep into political and economic life, it is
a leading question for economic study, and thus affects every single individual and demands a
decision from each one: Service to the nation or unlimited private enrichment. It means a solution of
the Social Question.
Our financial principle: Finance shall exist for the benefit of the state; the financial magnates shall
not form a state within the state. Hence our aim to break the thralldom of interest.
Relief of the state, and hence of the nation, from its indebtedness to the great financial houses,
which lend on interest.
Nationalization of the Reichsbank and the issuing houses, which lend on interest.
Provision of money for all great public objects (waterpower, railroads etc), not by means of loans,
but by granting non-interest bearing state bonds or without using ready money.
Introduction of a fixed standard of currency on a secured basis.
Creation of a national bank of business development (currency reform) for granting non-interest
Fundamental remodeling of the system of taxation on social-economic principles. Relief of the
consumer from the burden of indirect taxation, and of the producer from crippling taxation (fiscal
reform and relief from taxation).
Wanton printing of bank notes, without creating new values, means inflation. We all lived through it.
But the correct conclusion is that an issue of non-interest-bearing bonds by the state cannot
produce inflation if new values are at the same time created.
The fact that today great economic enterprises cannot be set on foot without recourse to loans is
sheer lunacy. Here is where reasonable use of the state’s right to produce money which might
produce most beneficial results.
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GERMAN WORKERS' PARTY
|National Socialism for the German Worker
|Newly married couples with children received generous loans repayable in 10 years, so they could
buy a spacious house or apartment. The birth of the first child would cancel a quarter of the loan;
four children would cancel the entire debt. Hitler’s viewpoint was as follows: "Over a 10-year period,
a family with four children will not only earn more than just the amount of the loan, but will pay taxes
on hundreds of useful items." The houses were, of course, built to the highest standards of the time
in regard to convenience and the health of the occupants — a factor that previous administrations
had severely neglected.
Even before the year 1933 ended, Hitler’s government had built 202,119 houses through his
building program. In four years 1,458,178 new houses had been built for the German people. The
rent for apartments was established at 26 Reichsmarks per month and was not allowed to go above
one-eighth of the income of the average worker. Salaried employees with higher incomes paid up to
a maximum of 45 Reichsmarks per month.
Whenever you see a Volkswagen remember that Hitler coined the word and concept of an
The first holiday cruise ships for workers were built in Hitler's time. The big cruise ships, Wilhelm
Gustloff, Robert Ley, Cap Arkona and others, enabled German workers to take sea cruises for little
money. The ships were brand new, and most modern in design. These ships were barred from
British harbors, basically to prevent the British workers from seeing what was available to German
workers under Hitler's National Socialism. The favorite destinations were the Portuguese island of
Madeira, as well as the Spanish islands and port cities.
Similarly, the U.S. Government restricts Americans from visiting Cuba to hide how much better the
people are under "Communism" than those in Puerto Rico, which is heavily subsidized by the US
(half the population is on Food Stamps), and Haiti.
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