This page provides two April 1933 articles about how to
solve the "Jewish Question," taken from the Nazi Party's
theoretical journal. Both propose a "Zionist" solution to
the "Jewish Question," though von Leers explicitly rejects a
Jewish state in Palestine.
Achim Gercke had been a Nazi official before 1933. In
April 1933, he was appointed to the Ministry of the
Interior, where he served as an expert on racial matters.
His article outlined Nazi public thinking on what to do
about the Jews at the beginning of the Third Reich, which
includes expelling them all from Germany. It notes that the
just-issued Nazi laws restricting Jewish laws were
provisional measures that indicated the direction future
measures would take.
Johann von Leers was one of the most prolific Nazi
anti-Semites. After the war, fled to Italy and Argentina,
eventually ending up in Egypt, where he converted to Islam
and remained an active anti-Semitic propagandist until his
death in 1965. His article proposes the removal of all Jews
from Europe. His article specifically rejects
"extermination" as the solution, which, I think, is
indicative of the early stages of Nazi rule, when they were
still trying to decide what to do about the Jews.
The source: Dr. Achim Gercke, "Die Lösung der
Judenfrage," Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte, Heft
38 (May 1933), pp. 195-197, and, in the same issue, Dr.
Johann von Leers, "Das Ende der jüdischen Wanderung," pp.
by Dr. Achim
As a result of the victory of the National Socialist
revolution, the Jewish Question has become a problem for
those who never before thought about solving the Jewish
Question, who never fought to solve it. Everyone has seen
that the current situation is intolerable. Allowing free
development and equality for the Jews has led to an "unfree"
situation of exploited competition, and to a handing over of
important positions within the German people to those of a
The result is that anyone who thinks about this question
looks for a solution. Everyone has a proposal on his desk,
which gets a more or less favorable reaction in discussions.
That was to be expected.
But the solution to so important a problem is not as easy
as is often supposed.
The legal measures that have just been issued by the
government are cleansing actions that adroitly respond to
Judah's declaration of war. Primarily, the laws provide a
direction in which to move. One should not underestimate the
significance of these laws. The entire people will be
educated about the Jewish Question, and will come to
understand that a people's community is a community of
blood. For the first time, they will be reached by racial
thinking, and will be focused not on theoretical solutions
to the Jewish Question, but rather on a real solution.
Nevertheless, these temporary measures cannot be a final
solution to the Jewish Question, since the time is not yet
ripe, although the laws point out the direction and leave
room for any future developments.
It would, however, be too early to work out plans for
public discussion which propose to do more than can
currently be done. Nonetheless, a few principles must be
laid out so that the plans one makes can mature, and that
mistakes can be avoided.
Fundamentally, one must decide whether or not to bring
the Jews in Germany (as well as those of Jewish descent)
together organizationally. Many plans announced so far
propose to bring the Jews together in a federation so that
they can be kept under watch, and influenced. All of these
proposals are fundamentally in error. Were one to establish
a federation of the Jews, whether under some kind of Jewish
overseer or in some sort of federation or other
innocent-looking structure, the Jews would have an eternal
legal anchor in Germany, a way to present their wishes, a
tool for their goals, a legal way to secure secret links.
And one would give at least the impression that one was
dealing with a national minority that could seek, and would
find, support outside Germany. One may not give even the
superficial appearance of supporting such an attitude toward
the Jewish Question, as it would be politically insane to
confound domestic German measures on the Jewish Question
with foreign policy questions.
All proposals that include a permanent presence, a
permanent regulation of the Jews in Germany, do not solve
the Jewish Question, for they do not eliminate the Jews from
Germany (denn sie lösen die Juden nicht von Deutschland).
And that is what we want to do. If the Jews are able to
exploit their host peoples forever, they will remain a
constant source of the open, destructive flame of
Bolshevism, making it easy to repeatedly kindle it again,
not to mention the political uncertainties resulting from
disunity within the people and the danger to racial unity.
Let us swear off such thinking forever, whether it results
from poor thinking or evil intentions. To summarize, the
state can and must focus on systematical elimination, on
If we destroy any organizational cooperation of the Jews
and expel the dangerous, subversive Jewish agitators who
show any signs of conspiratorial activities, the Jews will
still have the synagogue, the rabbi, to shield them. If we
support Zionist plans and attempt an international solution
by establishing a homeland for the Jews, we will be able to
solve the Jewish Question not only in Germany, but in Europe
and the entire world. The entire world has an interest in
such a solution, on eliminating this source of disorder,
which constantly proceeds from Bolshevism. We must establish
Perhaps the Jews will be able to become a nation, a
people. That would require that Jewish workers, craftsmen,
and settlers would develop from the Jewish population. If we
regulate this plan, they we will create new foundations for
such a settlement. Scattering the Jews to the four winds
does not solve the Jewish Question, but rather makes it
worse. A systematic program of settlement, therefore, is the
Plans and programs must have a goal pointing to the
future. They may not be focused only on a temporarily
unpleasant situation. A better future demands the systematic
solution of the Jewish Question, not the organization of the
We must build our state without the Jews. They can be
only stateless foreigners among us, with no legal permanent
standing. Only so will Ahasver
[the legendary wandering Jew] be forced to
take up his walking stick again, and then turn it into an
axes and spades.
The End of
by Dr. Johann
The Jewish problem is a migrating problem that has moved
over the centuries from one European region to another. One
can speak of a certain degree of saturation with the Jewish
population in individual regions. If this degree of
saturation is reached or exceeded, the affected non-Jewish
peoples always take the same defensive measures. They
attempt to reduce Jewish influence, to hinder Jewish
corruption of their cultural and business life, or to
reverse it if it has already occurred. Often, the first step
is a clear realization that the Jews are a foreign element.
Those countries not simultaneously affected by the problem
tend to misunderstand these defensive measures, and as far
as it is in their political interests, or to the extent that
they are under Jewish influence, speak of "barbarism." When
the emigrating Jewish masses show up by them, the whole
course of events often repeats itself. Similar defensive
measures appear in the second country, while in the first
country the fighting spirit against the Jews has calmed down
— and thus the misunderstandings continue.
No one who understands the situation will be able to deny
that the cause of these defensive measures lies primarily in
the Jewish people itself. Even with the greatest degree of
impartiality, one will conclude that one is dealing with a
group of people that is on average highly unpleasant. That
may not stop one from looking at the question clearly.
It is questionable to even speak of a "Jewish people,"
since there is only a limited and widely varied sense of
real consciousness of being a people. There is a continuum
ranging from the most convinced Zionists down to assimilated
Jews, so that it is better to speak of Jewry as a group of
humans in which there is a strong drive to establish a
genuine people. Given the extent of Jewish migration, there
are two things one must keep in mind. First, it is wrong to
see Jewry as an already existing people, and thus treat them
as one would treat an ethnic minority. Second, if one is to
seriously solve the problem, one must take into account
Jewry's inner drive to built its own people.
Based on these reasons, mature reflection shows that it
is a mistake to take those Jews in a given country and bring
them all together in a special federation, regardless of
whether they are orthodox, assimilated, or of mixed race,
not with the possibility and goal of building a people, but
rather to establish a legal minority with rights within a
state of a non-Jewish people. The goal is always for Jews to
build their own people, and to separate them from a
non-Jewish people. Therefore, one must not promote
individual Jews as minority citizens, or some such status,
within a non-Jewish people, but rather move Jews out to
build their own people.
From century to century, Europe has always had outbursts
of anti-Semitism, and from good and justified desires to
defend non-Jewish peoples against an indigestible Jewry. We
cannot, therefore, be satisfied with a solution that simply
moves the Jews from one country to another over the
centuries. This can only strengthen the dangerous Jewish
ability to carry on its policies within states, building
transnational power. Furthermore, there always remain strong
Jewish groups, the result of race mixing and assimilation
within the respective peoples, which increase racial
Instead, one must find an affirmative solution that frees
Europe of wandering Jewish masses. This is not a matter of
small numbers, as statistics demonstrate. According to the
Zeitschrift für Demokratie und Statistik
der Juden (Berlin), there were around 15 million Jews
in the world at the end of 1931. There were 9.8 million in
Europe, of whom 3.1 million were in Poland, 3.0 million in
Rumania, 0.6 million in Germany, 0.5 million in Hungary, and
0.4 million in Czechoslovakia. Since these figures include
only Jews by religious confession, these figures are
probably low. Even those numbers, however, include millions
of so-called "bums" (Luftmenschen), impoverished
peddlers and Eastern European tradesmen, population groups
that are ready whenever the borders open to leave their
Polish and Lithuanian ghettos and flood into Europe. As long
as the pressure from these Jewish millions exists, the
Jewish Question in Europe will not be resolved, but rather
will necessarily continue.
Even if a political movement and a people have had the
worst experiences with Jewry, it could contradict the German
Nordic sense of history to see a negative solution as the
way to defend against the Jewish masses. Instead, the
entirety of our historical mission demands a grand and
comprehensive approach that that will also appeal to the
What gives some justification to Zionism's goals is not
that they are often either excessively romantic or a
peculiar kind of advertising for its thinking (as the old
Jewish joke has it: "What is a Zionist? A Jew who wants
money from s second Jew so that a third Jew can go to
Palestine"), but rather its claim that there is a question
with regards to a Jewish people, and that it most be
resolved. Zionism assumes that it can build a new Jewish
people from the many Jewish individuals. It has, however,
some justice in demanding a territorial foundation for its
Palestine is unable to absorb the coming Jewish masses,
since it cannot support them, nor is it the right location.
Furthermore, England has to consider both the native Arabic
population and the world-wide Islamic community, which makes
it impossible to settle even a reasonably significant part
of the Jewish masses there.
Only a barbarian standing outside of the last great
divine manifestation of world history would propose a
general anti-Semitic battle aimed at the extermination of
this people. The goal of the highly developed peoples is not
to promote hatred where there is a decent way to solve the
The only imaginable, positive solution that will finally
resolve the Jewish problem in Europe, and at the same time
provide the real possibility of becoming a people, of
becoming rooted to land, and even perhaps allowing its less
valuable elements to be influenced by the more valuable
elements, is a healthy region outside Europe. The Dutchman
von Dinghene, in his book Vollzionismus, has
proposed the island of Madagascar, but one could also
imagine certain other suitable African or South American
regions. On the one hand, such a settlement area must give
the Jewish people a space where they can work productively,
within the framework of providing space for peoples who now
lack space. On the other hand, in those countries where the
Jews are being separated from the non-Jewish population, the
Jews will lose a large number of jobs. They must today be
trained in work groups, receiving education in practical
skills and agriculture so that they will be prepared to
settle in this area. Those major Western European colonial
powers, who are always worked up about the Jewish Question
and its effects in Eastern and Central Europe, without
however really seeing the connections, would perform a work
not only of humanity, but also statesmanlike wisdom that
would bring peace to the world and the solution of one of
its most serious problems were they to make such a
settlement area available. That would not only relieve
Europe of the Jewish problem, but also enable Jewry to
become a people.
Of course, there is a danger that such a Jewish
settlement area would become a world-famous El Dorado of
criminality, given the deep moral decay of a large part of
Jewry. There will have to be a force to provide just and
honest supervision. This would also be possible, and details
could be worked out. The danger may not hinder a broad
solution of the Jewish Question by resettling Jewry to an
appropriate settlement area outside of Europe. We propose
this to the world: Give Ahasver a homeland, as far as
possible from us, but sufficient and attractive. If he makes
of it a garden, he can keep it, and will be protected. If,
however, he makes of it a den of thieves, then one will keep
him there. However, we must attempt a decent solution to
this question. Those Jews who for centuries have recognized
the battle of the Jewish Question are called to contribute
to a real solution, those Jews who recognize that the dream
of Jewish world domination has failed, and who are therefore
ready to become a people among peoples. Those peoples among
whom the question burns the hottest because of the Jewish
masses among them area also called, particularly the major
Western European colonial powers with vast possessions, for
it cannot be permitted that a decent solution be prevented
by cheap humanitarian slogans. With a single blow, the
Jewish question, which has always surfaced, can be resolved.
Hermann Esser was one Hitler's early followers, and
second perhaps only to Julius Streicher in crude
Jew-baiting. The opening chapter of his 1939 book The
Jewish World Plague gives a good example of his style.
He finished writing the book in January 1939, two months
after the anti-Semitic violence of 9 November 1938. Esser
feels no sympathy. He suggests the Jews only got what they
deserved. The rest of the book continues along similar
lines. This is tough material to translate in a way that
conveys the style of the original.
Hermann Esser, Die jüdische Weltpest (Munich:
Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1939) pp. 9-12.
by Hermann Esser
Fundamentals of the Jewish Question
The treacherous murder of the young German diplomat Ernst
vom Rath in the office of the German embassy in Paris on 7
November 1938 by a 17-year-old Jew named Herschel Grünspan
is rightly viewed by the entire German people as a
contemptible sneaky attack on Adolf Hitler's new Greater
Germany. Eighty million people were touched in the depth of
their being; justified outrage erupted. According to their
own figures, the Jews, who had been living very well among
the German people for centuries, were worth a total of 8
billion marks. When the Reich government required them to
pay a penalty of a billion marks, the Jewish-democratic
world press howled as if Jews in National Socialist Germany
were starving and going to the dogs.
German reads with fury what foreign journalists paid by and
working for Jewish money write about Germany's domestic
Still, one is surprised that even today one occasionally
finds citizens who feel sorry about the money the Jews had
to pay, and who in their pubs or family conversations speak
about the "poor Jews." These attitudes prove that, despite
constant National Socialist education about the Jewish world
plague, there remains much to be done, particularly among
The knowledge of the Jew must be brought to every attic
and every corner of Greater Germany, the knowledge that the
Jew was a world plague from the beginning, remained so for
millennia, and will forever remain one.
Each Jew individually, and Jewry as a whole, is without a
home. Jewry undermines every people and every state that it
infiltrates. It feeds as a parasite and a culture-killing
worm in the host people. It grows and grows like weeds in
the state, the community and the family and infests the
blood of humanity everywhere.
In brief, that is the pestilential nature of Jewry,
against which every people, every state, every nation must,
should and wants to defend itself if it does not want to be
the victim of his bloody plague.
Wherever Jewry has appeared, it has never built anything.
It has always and everywhere destroyed or torn down, sucking
others dry to fill itself. From the days of the Romans to
our day, Jewry in every century, in every people, was and
remained a foreign body, a destroyer of real and ideal
values, a denier of any upward progress, a plague for body
and soul. It sneaks in through deceit and treachery,
trickery and slyness, murder and assault, understanding how
to establish itself.
Throughout history the poets and philosophers, the
leaders of industry and science, the leading lights of art
and culture, statesmen and economists whose blood was not
infected by the Jews have warned against the Jew in every
century. They proclaimed openly and clearly what he is: the
plague. From Tacitus to Schopenauer, from Giordano Bruno to
Mommsen and Treitscke, the intellectual heroes of every age
have called the Jew the demon of decay, the ferment of
decomposition, as the misfortune of the peoples or of
humanity. In the New Testament, the Jews were in Christ's
words the "sons of the Devil."
Jewry is the embodiment of materialism, the epitome of
sensuality, of greed, of dishonesty, of selfishness, of
heartlessness and the lust for power.
Over the centuries, Jewry has infiltrated every nation
and every people, committing with crime after crime. Today
it is on top, tomorrow at the bottom, without honor or a
sense of honor. It has but one thing: a greedy lust for
possession and power, for fame, for suppressing and
enslaving the surrounding world. The cultured peoples, both
today and in the past, create and build, proving their worth
as the creators and advancers of culture. Jewry was and
remains only the corrupter and destroyer of culture.
Everything healthy and great is rooted only in the national.
The foundation of a state and the fundamentals of a culture
can only be national. Jewry can never be great, can never
create culture, for it is not a people, but rather only a
corrupt mixture of inferior desert tribes with no national
life or longing, with no proud and famous past. Jewry has
always lived from day to day, not from labor but amassing
earthy treasures as its first goal. Even Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob received this revelation upon leaving Egypt:
"I shall lead you to the land of your fathers and
give you large and beautiful cities that you did not
build, and houses full of things that you did not
gather, and fallen trees that you did not cut, vineyards
and olive groves that you did not plant, and you will
eat and be satisfied (Deuteronomy 6:10ff.)
Just as the Jews conquered their "Promised" Land, so it
has been with the Jews over the years down to this very day.
They come as "foreigners," as "beggars," slinking and
groveling, with false humility and dishonest respect. Once
they have swindled their way to something, they become
thieves and bloodsuckers, either openly or in secret. They
turn into thieving and murderous Bolshevist hordes for their
host peoples. That happens everywhere.
Jewry has shown itself to be the thief of the material
possessions of the host peoples, as a destroyer of culture
and as a parasite everywhere and in every way from the dim
past through the present day. The double face of Judah grins
through the millennia.
The Jew bewitches and exploits the gullible, the
ignorant, the trusting. He reserves for himself all the
advantages of Mammon and capitalism, wealth and treasures,
all the joys and pleasures of life. Yet for 3,000 years the
Jew has complained about oppression and persecution, about
hatred and prejudice against him. But the Jewry has gathered
and swindled the world's money. The Jews are so oppressed
and enslaved that around 17 million of them have gathered
about 200 billion marks.
One can hardly speak and write about "poor" Jews.
The history of every age and nation proves, page by page
and chapter by chapter, that Jewry always and everywhere has
been a homeless racial mish-mash, a world plague. It has
remained a world plague to this day and will remain a world
plague for all eternity. That is its "chosenness" from all
the peoples of the earth, a "chosenness" of destructive
pestilence for the world and for mankind.
This is a translation of part of a widely distributed
summary of Nazi doctrine about the Jews. The original
version was published in 1938 by Rudolf Kommoß. This is the
revised version of 1942, taking account of the war. It was
not put out by the Nazi Party, but was approved by it for
use in party education. The pamphlet proposes deporting the
Jews to someplace like Madagascar, though by 1942 the real
Nazi intentions were more deadly.
The source: Karl
Baumböck, Juden machen Weltpolitik (Berlin:
Propaganda-Verlag Paul Hochmuth, 1942). It is Nr. 16 of the
series "Nationalpolitische Aufklärungsschriften."
in World Politics
by Karl Baumböck
Summary: The pamphlet runs 32 pages. The first
sections cover Jewish history from ancient to modern times,
and end with the claim that Germany, the Soviet Union and
the United States were the three centers of the Jews.
I take up the translation with the last three sections.
* * * * *
Jewish World Policies — Jewish World Leadership
We have discussed the centers of world Jewish power. The
unified plan is clear. That leads necessarily to the
question: Is there some form of world-wide Jewish leadership
that carries out this plan?
There are a series of familiar international Jewish
organizations: the Alliance Israélite Universelle, the
Independent Order of B'nai Briss , the various Zionist agencies
(e.g., the Jewish Agency), the international Jewish boycott
organizations against Germany, the American Jewish Joint
Consultative Council — to name only a few. All of these
organizations promote Jewish world power policies in some
way. How they relate to each other, which are the most
significant, and whether there are secret connections and a
central leadership, and where that leadership might be, are
subordinate questions. Whether or not there is an organized
Jewish government recognized by all the Jews is less
important that the fact that there is a unified and
conscious Jewish desire for world power. This is proved by a
variety of political events that are taking place in plain
What Does World Jewry Want Today?
We have already discussed the fundamental aims of World
Jewry. Their present activities are determined by the
tactical situation. What does the situation look like today?
Under the leadership of National Socialism, the German
people have eliminated one of Jewry's three pillars. In many
other countries, people are also beginning to wake up and
see through the Jewish plans for domination. Jewry is
therefore doing all in its power to defeat these
awakening nations and to force them to give up their new
racially-oriented policies. World Jewry is more united
today than ever before. They build hate against the
awakening peoples with all the resources at their disposal.
They depend most heavily, as we have shown, on world
Bolshevism and world democracy. With ice-cold, devilish
calculation, they unleashed a new world war that they hoped
would defeat the national-authoritarian nations. After
defeating these nations, the way would once again be open to
establish Jewish domination of the remaining nations. The
insane goal of World Jewry remains ruling all the nations by
controlling their government organs, their territory, their
money and all their goods.
We know that they will not achieve their goal.
Jewry will not defeat the awakening nations, rather the
example of these nations will finally awaken the people who
still sleep under "democratic" or Bolshevist rule. That will
be the time to finally solve the Jewish question. As
Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg said in his speech on the
Jewish question to diplomats and the world press on 7
February 1939, this can only occur by removing the Jews from
all the nations where they have lived as parasites and
transporting to them to a sufficiently large, uninhabited
area suitable for colonization.
How little Jewry has understood the gravity of its
situation, threatened by the racial awakening of the
nations, is shown by its reaction to the emigration
question. Jewry wants Palestine. In order to make it
possible for the Jews of every nation to move to one place?
Not at all. Such a thing is impossible. Palestine could hold
only a small percentage of the Jews. The 400,000 Jews who
currently live there live in the midst of 900,000 Arabs
(with more than 30 million Arabs in surrounding countries!).
Even if in violation of all principles of justice the
Palestinian Arabs now living there were forced out to make
room for the Jews, it would be impossible for a significant
part of the world's Jews to move there.
As Alfred Rosenberg pointed out in his speech, Jewry is
promoting the Palestine project for entirely different
reasons. It wants to establish a center of power that will
provide Jews remaining in those other countries a valuable
legal and governmental base. A relatively small, purely
Jewish state in Palestine would provide the powerful Jewish
groups in other nations with the status of a respectable
minority, the right of asylum, diplomatic representation,
and similar benefits. It is not a satisfactory solution to
the Jewish question, since it leaves the Jews to continue
their parasitic existence among the other nations, and
indeed gives them new advantages.
The Jews have no serious intention of establishing
colonies. That would not be difficult for a people of 17
million, or perhaps twice that number if one includes all
who are racially Jewish. They have vast resources, and have
already made major strides toward their goal of dominating
the nations. It would not be difficult for them to secure a
suitable territory. That would be a worthy goal for world
Jewish capital. But the rich and powerful Jews of the
Bolshevist clique of despots, or in the huge trusts in the
USA or the international banks in England and many other
countries feel too comfortable to undertake such a
difficult, "uneconomic" endeavor. It hardly seems necessary
to go to the trouble of bringing all Jews together in one
Developments will force them in that direction, however.
One day there will be only one escape, a single honest way
to solve the Jewish question. Then for the first time in
3,000 years, the Jew will have his own land where, in the
words of his own story of creation, he can live "by the
sweat of his brow," even if he had previously thought that
to be a disgrace.
There is enough room on the earth for the Jews. A number
of possibilities have already been mentioned: Kenya in the
British Empire is two and a half times the size of England,
and only 18,000 whites, some Indians and Arabs, and 3.1
million blacks live there. Rhodesia is three times as large
as England, but only 10,000 Europeans and one and a half
million Blacks live there. British Guyana is a large and
fruitful land of the size of Yugoslavia. It is still almost
entirely unsettled. Large parts of Australia are still
uninhabited. French Madagascar is another possibility, and
there are others as well. Without going into all the
details, it is clear that the question of finding a suitable
place for the Jews depends only on their own desire and that
of their protectors. That desire is lacking. The future of
World Jewry depends on its bowing one day to the pressures
of the situation.
The Decisive Battle has Begun!
Our goal is not to predict the future. We see things as
they have developed so far, and evaluate the forces
currently in motion. These forces, however, already exclude
some "solutions" to the Jewish question. There is no longer
any hope of stopping the awakening of the nations or of
defeating the authoritarian states.
If International Finance Jewry within and outside of
Europe succeeds in plunging the nations once again into
a world war, the result will not be the Bolshevization
of the world and the victory of Jewry, rather the
annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!
The Führer gave the Jews a clear warning in these words
on 30 June 1939. International Jewry has succeeded in
plunging humanity into a new world war, but the results of
the vast battle so far have made it clear that the Jewish
string pullers have miscalculated this time. Jewish
dominance of Europe has been broken and will never return.
Jewish world policies in the old manner are no longer
acceptable to the rest of the world. They must fail. The
result of the current vast struggle will not be the
establishment of Jewish control of the world, rather a
just new order in which all constructive nations will
This 1942 article from Julius Streicher's anti-Semitic
newspaper Der Stürmer claims that Germany will be
secure only when Jews have been eliminated from the entire
world. Its writer, Ernst Hiemer, was a top editor for the
Stürmer. For more information on the Stürmer
and its editor, see my book on
The source: Ernst Hiemer "Wann ist die jüdische
Gefahr beseitigt?," Der Stürmer, #19/1942.
Jewish Danger Be Over?
by Ernst Hiemer
Anti-Semitism is as old as Jewry itself. The Jew was a
liar, a swindler, an exploiter, a troublemaker, a poisoner
of the blood and a murderer from the beginning. The
non-Jewish peoples thus responded to this people of
criminals throughout history with contempt and rejection.
Over the centuries, repeated attempts were made to
eliminate the Jewish danger. Under the assumption that the
Jewish question was a religious matter, one attempted to
render Jews harmless by forcing them to be baptized. It did
not take long for people to realize that this was an
entirely false solution. The conversion of Jews to
Christianity was only on the surface. The Jews became
"Christian" only to carry on as Jews.
Another way to solve the Jewish question was for the
numerically superior non-Jewish population to absorb the
Jewish minority. People believed that close contact between
the Jews and the host peoples would, through equality,
intermarriage and the mixing of blood, gradually "water
down" the Jewish race and lead to its disappearance. The
results of this mistake were catastrophic. The Jewish race
was not "watered down"and rendered harmless, but rather the
opposite: the blood of the non-Jewish peoples was poisoned
in a grave way.
Experience showed non-Jewish peoples that incorporating
the foreign Jewish element into their community not only did
no good, but caused positive harm. Gradually people realized
that there was only one effective method of dealing with
Jewry: consistent separation from their own racial body.
Even during the Middle Ages numerous governments required
Jews to distinguish themselves from their non-Jewish host
peoples by wearing special clothing such as pointed Jewish
hats, yellow symbols, rings, etc. As well-intentioned as
these measures were, they had only limited success.
Sometimes the Jews wore these symbols with pride. They were
pleased that the "stupid Goy" themselves saw to it that only
the "chosen people" wore such outward symbols. But other
Jews whose business interests were not advanced by making
the fact that they were Jews plain continued to go about the
country as "non-Jews."
Another way of separating the Jews from the non-Jewish
peoples was to force them to live in certain areas. The
Jewish quarter became known as the "ghetto."
But this method also failed to achieve its goal. Some
Jews welcomed the creation of the ghetto. Once again they
had their "community abroad!" In the ghetto, Jewry's secret
plans were forged! In the ghetto the Jews had their "staff."
Those Jews who carried on their mischief among the non-Jews
received their commands from the ghetto. The Jewish danger
was greater than ever before.
Realizing that separating the Jews into their own quarter
was not sufficient led various peoples to go still further.
They expelled the Jews from their countries. This for the
first time aroused the Jews. Now they saw a real danger! Now
they had to act before it was too late!
Jewry is thousands of years old. Thanks to its devilish
cleverness, it has often found a way out of nearly hopeless
situations. Here too! The Jews let themselves be expelled
without much fuss. They gathered on the other side of the
border and waited and waited and waited. They waited for
years and decades. They waited for the moment in which the
knowledge of the Jewish danger gradually disappeared from
people's minds. Then the Jews came back. Then they laid
waste to the land more terribly than before.
Today Europe is ready to solve the Jewish question once
and for all. It is thus good to learn from past mistakes and
remember what history teaches. And what does history teach
us? It teaches:
The Jewish question is not only a German matter!
It is also not only a European problem! The Jewish
question is a world question! Just as Germany is not
safe from the Jews as long as even one Jew remains in
Europe, so Europe cannot solve the Jewish question as
long as Jews live in the rest of the world.
Jewry is organized world criminality. The Jewish
danger will be eliminated only when Jewry thoughout the
world has ceased to exist.
Besides publishing Der Stürmer, Julius Streicher
was also responsible for a variety of other anti-Semitic
literature. This is part of a pamphlet titled "The Jewish
Question in Education," intended for teachers. It urges them
to incorporate anti-Semitism into every part of the
curriculum. The pamphlet was given considerable publicity in
Der Stürmer when it was published in 1937. For more
information on the Stürmer and its editor, see my
The source: Fritz Fink, Die Judenfrage im
Unterricht (Nuremberg: Stürmerverlag, 1937).
Question in Education
by Fritz Fink
by Julius Streicher
The National Socialist state has brought about
fundamental changes in every area of the life of the German
people. It has also given the German teacher new tasks. The
National Socialist state demands that teachers teach German
children about the racial question. For the German people,
the racial question is the Jewish question. He who wishes to
teach the children about the Jews must himself become an
expert. Teacher Fritz Fink wants to help the German teacher
to understanding and knowledge with his pamphlet The
Jewish Question in Education. He can and may do this
because fate has called him to a battle that let him gain
knowledge about Jewish blood and its effects on the German
people. He who takes to heart what Fritz Fink has written
from his heart, which has cared for many years about his
people, will be thankful to the author of this outwardly
The racial and Jewish Question is the central problem of
the National Socialist worldview. Solving this problem will
ensure the survival of National Socialism and thereby the
survival of our people for all time. The enormous
significance of the Jewish Question is recognized today by
nearly every member of the German people. This knowledge
cost our people a long period of misery. To spare coming
generations this misery, we want German teachers to plant
the knowledge of the Jew deep in the hearts of our youth
from their childhood on. No one among our people should or
may grow up without learning the true depravity and danger
of the Jew.
That requires that the German teacher himself master the
racial and Jewish Question. Valuable work is done in
educational camps and in the groups of the National
Socialist Teachers' Federation. Experience shows, however,
that many teachers are not able to present and explain their
knowledge of the racial and Jewish Question in a way that
profits our youth for their whole lives. He who devotes an
hour a week in his school to the racial and Jewish Question,
making it into something of an independent subject,
approaches it in an unnatural way. The knowledge of the
racial and Jewish Question must grow organically from the
whole curriculum of our schools. Racial science and the
Jewish question must run like a red thread through education
at every level. There is no subject in our schools from
which valuable knowledge of the Jewish Question cannot be
drawn in unexpected fullness. This small pamphlet, The
Jewish Question in Education, will explore several of
these opportunities. It does not pretend to be a pedagogic
text in the usual sense. It contains none of the familiar
sample class sessions which have ruined the style and
instincts of some teachers. The pamphlet The Jewish
Question in Education wants to show German teachers
simple ways in which the Jewish Question can be incorporated
naturally into the curriculum. He who has mastered the
highway will himself discover a thousand side streets and
find new ways himself.
Child and the Jew
He who addresses the theme "The Jewish Question in
Education" is immediately asked: "How do I get this problem
across to children?" Another objects: "Is a child even
interested in the question?" The expert teacher asks: "Does
a child even have the necessary capacity to understand?"
Even the most conscientious teacher can be assured that a
child has everything necessary: the interest, the ability to
understand. In an age when adults did not see or recognize
the Jew, the child saw him as foreign. When the Jewish
cattle dealer stepped onto the farm, the farmer's children
ran inside and hid behind the mother's skirt. Their
uncorrupted racial instincts smelled he of the foreign race,
who brings danger and misery. Adults had lost this healthy
racial instinct. They had forgotten how to see racially.
They no longer saw he who was different. In working class
districts of Nuremberg after the war, children followed Jews
shouting: "Jew, Jew, hepp, hepp, hepp!" The fathers and
mothers of these children were members of parties of which
more than half of the leadership were Jews. A dislike of the
Jews is innate in uncorrupted German youth. Today the child
encounters the name Jew everywhere: in the newspapers, in
conversations, in the songs of the S.A. and the HJ
[Hitler Youth]. The disgust
with which they hear this name steadily increases, as does
their dislike when they meet a representative of the Jewish
race. However young he may be, a child asks himself the
reasons for this dislike and disgust and wants an
explanation from his teacher. That provides the foundation
for successful education. But some teachers still lack the
courage to address the Jewish question with enthusiasm.
Nervously and shyly they avoid it. To be prepared for
inspections, they briefly touch on the Jewish Question now
and again. These are the teachers who have in their bones
the ideas the Jews propagate of "objectivity, decency and
humanity." These are the teachers who at the behest of the
churches display pity and brotherly love to the deadly
enemy, even when they sense and see that their own people is
being destroyed by this deadly enemy. They are the
weaklings, the cowards, those German teachers ruined by
foreign powers. They avoid the Jewish question in education
but rather than meeting the desire of the child for
education and at the same time fulfilling one of their most
The question remains: "How do I get the Jewish Question
across to a child in education?" The more naturally and
directly this happens, the more lasting the effect. The best
subject for doing this naturally and easily is science. We
see in nature that only similar creatures live together.
Similar insects like ants, wasps, bees, termites, etc.,
build their states. When migratory birds leave for the south
in the fall, starlings fly with starlings, storks with
storks, swallows with swallows. Although they are all birds,
each holds strictly to its kind. A herd of chamois is never
led by a deer or a herd of wild horses by a wild boar. Each
kind sticks with its own, and seeks a leader of the same
species. That is the way of nature. When these facts are
explained in school, the time has to come when a boy or a
girl stands up and says: "If that is the way it is in
nature, it has to be the same with people. But our German
people once allowed itself to be led by those of foreign
race, the Jews." To older students, one can explain that a
male starling mates only with a female starling. They build
a nest, lay eggs, care for the chicks. Young starlings come
from that nest. Like is drawn to like, and produces its own
kind. That is the way nature is! Only where humanity
intervenes do artificial cross-breeds result, the mixed
race, the bastard. People cross a horse and a donkey to
produce a mule. The mule is an example of a bastard. Nature
does not want it to reproduce. It denies the mule offspring.
Only man sets himself over the will of nature. He approves
and even demands the mixture of blacks or Orientals with
white people, or Jews with non-Jews. Each valued member of a
race is racially conscious. No White who is aware of and
proud of his race will mate with a Negress or a Jewess; even
a racially conscious Negro will not mate with a White. Each
prefers its own kind. Only an inferior member of a race
inclines toward those of other races, or allows himself to
be misused by them. Only inferior members of various races
mix with each other, the bad mixes with the bad. It is thus
clear that the bastard always gets the worst of it, that is,
he unites only the bad characteristics of the races he comes
from. A teacher who presents his students with such ideas
will have an easy time in explaining the meaning of the
Nuremberg Laws to the youth. The children will see in the
Nuremberg Laws nothing other than a return to the natural,
to the divine order.
There are countless examples in the sciences that provide
wonderful and easy ways to discuss the racial and Jewish
Question. Here we will provide only one other example. The
Munich scientist Dr. Escherich has studied the wonderful
structures and colonies of termites. He summarizes his
conclusions in this way:
The queen is at the center of the great pyramid of
earth that the termites build. She alone lays eggs and
ensures offspring. Termite workers care for her,
cleaning and feeding her. Other small workers clean the
passageways and carry food through the streets of the
wonderful city. Larger ones with sharp pinchers, the
soldiers of the termite state, provide order. They are
the guardians, the defenders of the structure. As long
as life in the mound follows this order and division of
labor, the termite race prospers, grows and lives.
One day foreign insects came to the termite mound.
They tried to enter. Where good termite soldiers stood,
there was a battle and the foreigners were driven away.
But there were also places where guards had forgotten
their duty. They mixed with the foreigners. They sipped
an apparently tasty liquid that the foreigners exuded
from their bodies. They became brothers with the foreign
insects that had come to their mound.
They let the foreigners pass and enter the termite
state. The termites inside took no offense at the
foreign guests. They thought that if their "guard" had
admitted them, they could not be enemies. Ever more
guests came. One day there was great excitement in the
termite mound. There was a terrible battle in every
corner. The foreigners had murdered the queen. There was
revolution in the termite state. Everyone murdered
everyone else in a gruesome manner. A few days later the
mound was dead. Everything living had been destroyed.
Students who hear the teacher tell of this amazing
natural event will think deeply for a while. It would be
surprising if a student then did not stand up and say: "That
is the way it was with our people, in our country. The
foreigners who came to us and gained entry were the Jews. At
first there were a few, then more and more. After the war
they came in swarms from the east. When they felt strong
enough, they led a revolution. They hunted our people's
leaders. There was murder everywhere. There was no order.
The Jew became lord of the country and the state."
The teacher will help them along by expanding on the
Yes, children, that is how it was. It was not long
ago. The "leaders" of our people let the Jews in because
they thought they could not get along without the
financial and court Jews. The Jew earned the favor of
the rulers by bribery. He took over one post after
another in the government. He infiltrated everywhere,
everywhere he had his paid lackeys. He even got so far
as to win the favor of the Kaiser. When the Jew felt
strong enough, he struck. Revolution came to the
country. Law and order disappeared. The people's leaders
were persecuted. In Russia the Jew murdered them.
Brother raised his hand against brother. In Germany
everyone hated everyone else. Things grew silent in
Germany, silent on the farms and in the factories.
Poverty, hunger, misery were everywhere. We were
collapsing. They Jew was lord over us."
Such a lesson will help the children understand why the
Nuremberg Laws redefined citizenship and excluded the Jews
from any influence in political and governmental life. The
children must learn that the laws directed against the Jews
and the struggle against him is not the result of an
arbitrary whim, but an action necessary to defend our
people. [pp. 3-12]
pp. 13-41 not translated
I have not yet discussed the most important and dreadful
side of the Jewish Question. It especially concerns those
teachers in the vocational and upper-level schools who care
for our female youth. It also demands steady attention and
deepening from the BDM [League of
German Girls], the German Labor Front, and all
the organizations outside the schools that work with our
female youth. All of us, parents and teachers bear the guilt
that countless of our girls and women have been ruined by
the Jews. We may not and do not want to judge them. Neither
parents, teachers nor clergy educated or warned them. No one
introduced them to the god-given secrets and laws of blood
and race. They were fed all sorts of things in school and
church. Yet no one gave them the deepest knowledge that
would have protected them from physical and spiritual
destruction. Thus the poison of Jewish blood entered our
people's bloodstream thousands upon thousands of times. Many
decades will pass before our people eliminates it. No German
teacher today can avoid the problem of "The Jew and the
German woman." It would be criminal neglect. Why should we
from stupid sinful embarrassment conceal from our more
mature girls in school what they can learn five minutes
later in all its brutality on the street, in shops, or in
offices, or what will perhaps be revealed to them the same
evening in the most awful way by a criminal Jew?
The new approach to education has the goal to lead our
female youth to motherhood, to womanhood. Mother and child,
with all their related questions, are now more the center of
education. Thank god, eugenics and a concern with healthy
offspring has also entered our schoolrooms. It is easy to
build the bridge from them to the Jewish Question. The
Nuremberg Laws also provide a starting point. They forbid
Jews to have female servants under 45 years of age. The
forbid marriage between Jews and Germans. They provide
lengthy prison terms for sexual relations between Jews and
Germans, even if it does not lead to motherhood. Why is
We recall the knowledge gained earlier in the sciences.
We extend it. We learn from the animal breeder. We study the
ancestors of his animals. He tells us that he breeds only
pairs of the same race. Only that ensures that the valuable
characteristics of the various races remain intact and
improve. Each animal breeder can affirm that crossing the
races always results in a bastard, and that such a
degenerate animal is worthless. That is clear from thousands
We then turn to people. Why should they be exempt from
these laws? We use pictures as an aid: pictures of children
of German-blooded parents, pictures of Jewish children, both
of whose parents are full-blooded Jews, and pictures of
children who are a mixture of Jew and German. We make the
comparisons. We are most interested in the last group of
children, those of mixed race. We look to see from which
race most of the characteristics come. We see the Jew in his
face, his body, his appearance and manner, his thinking,
feeling and behavior. We do not need to investigate deeply.
Everything about him speaks of the Jew, of discord, of
degenerate blood. The person of mixed race is a lamentable
creature, tossed back and forth by the blood of his two
races. We establish that the bastard is a burden to a
people. He weakens it. His offspring carry on the racial
degeneration. I urge each teacher to encourage the reading
of Dr. Dinter's book The Sin Against the Blood. It
speaks in a stronger way to our more mature girls than the
lovely sweet stuff that one still finds here and there. In
schools where girls are trained to be teachers, I think that
introducing the racial and Jewish Question in this way is
the most important task. I know from experience how
helpless, inexperienced and ignorant some young female
teachers are about this problem.
The sin against the blood passes its curse not only to
the mixed race offspring, but rather the curse also sticks
to the defiled mother, never leaving her for the rest of her
life. Racial defilement is racial death. Racial defilement
is bloodless murder. A woman defiled by the Jew can never
rid her body of the foreign poison she has absorbed. She is
lost to her people. What we have learned from animal
breeders is just as true here. Our ancestors knew this. We
forgot it. Only one guarded it through the millennia as a
valuable treasure: the Jew!
Once again we review the familiar history of the Jewish
people. At a time during the Babylonian Captivity when the
Jews took non-Jewish wives and Jewish blood threatened to
decay and decline, Ezra entered the scene. The savior of the
Jews. He gave the people that law of blood to which Jewry
today owes its existence. He forbade marriage with
non-Jewesses. He forced the Jews to drive their non-Jewish
wives into the wilderness. Ezra's laws are holy to the Jews
to this day.
The Jew thus recognizes the significance of keeping blood
pure. But he persuades other people of the opposite. He
preaches racial mixing to other peoples, bastardization.
"Why does he do this?" the girls will ask. Because he sees
in racial mixing the surest way to break the life force of
the nations, to drive them into the depth of destruction.
His goal is to contribute to this process of bastardization
wherever he is able. The defilement and deracing of
non-Jewish women by the Jews is not the result of a
blood-driven Jewish sexual drive. It is far more the result
of devilish planning and calculation. This gives us once
again the opportunity to speak to our female youth of the
Talmud and to discover that the Talmud not only permits the
defilement of non-Jewish women, it makes it a duty. Once
again we encounter the great Jewish hatred, the great Jewish
desire for annihilation, when we read what the Talmud says
about non-Jewish women:
"The Jew may misuse non-Jewish women.'
(Maimonides: Jab chasaka 2,2.)
"All non-Jewish women are whores." (Eben
"A non-Jewish girl who is three years and a day
old may be defiled." (Abodah sarah 37a.)
"A man (Jew) may do everything with a woman that
he is able to do. He may treat her like a piece of meat
that comes from the butcher. He may eat it raw, grilled,
cooked or smoked." (Talmud: Nedarine 20b.)
"It is forbidden for Jews to commit adultery with
the wife of a Jew. Adultery with the wife of a non-Jew
is permitted." (Talmud Sanhedrin 52b.)
A teacher who has not slept through the past few years
will find it easy to give his girls insight into the
terrible destructive work the Jew has done to German women.
He will speak of the tragedies that have occurred in Jewish
homes, offices, department stores, in the offices of Jewish
doctors and attorneys. He who has heard nothing of this may
read the Stürmer and follow the battle it wages
against Jewish racial defilers. Things had gone so far that
the Jew Kurt Münzer could say:
"We have ruined the blood of all the races of
Europe, defiled them, broken their strength, made
everything tired, lazy and rotten with our corrupt
culture." (The Way to Zion, a novel of 1910).
And the Jewess Anselma Heine boasted:
Suddenly I saw in him the typical ancient train of
suffering of his race. It was his pleasure to have power
over women, and nothing gave him greater joy than to
boast of the brutal force with which he ruled his women
of the blond nobility." (Anselma Heine on the poet
Ludwig Jakobowski, "Lit. Echo", Issue 3, 1912).
Girls educated in such a way will never become victims of
the Jew. They are safe from the devils of this world. They
will slap the Jewish seducer in the face if he dares to
approach them. Now they understand the Nuremberg Laws.
Their hearts are filled with passionate thanks that the
National Socialist movement protects the German woman from
shame and defilement. They will pass on to their children
what we have given them. Thus the blessings of our labors
will endure in the coming generations.
How They Lie
Must the politician lie?
Each one of us asks this question when we hear
the lies and horror stories that Germany's enemies
spread throughout the world through the press or
Obviously a politician cannot wear his heart on
his sleeve when he is working for the success of his
country. Only hypocrites and innocent dreamers would
demand that he speak openly about his plans. Just as
a businessman does not divulge his secrets to his
rival, so also in politics, with even greater
justification, much must remain a secret.
But there is an immense difference between
discretion in business and the rude slander of
rivals in one's private life.
For example, what would you say if a colleague of
yours, whom you regarded as a rival and who disliked
you, were to spread the rumor that your household is
in disorder, that you murder small children and rape
defenseless women? Rest assured that in our country
such a person would soon be behind bars.
But the international politicians and journalists
who slander entire peoples in a shameless manner not
only run around freely, they impudently put on airs
as the saviors of human culture. No lie is too crude
for them, no slander too vulgar — they understand
Even in World War I they knew how to incite hate
with the help of atrocity propaganda. We all recall
those daily lies of the "German barbarian" who,
"like a wild beast rages over the earth and destroys
everything in hate and the fury of annihilation, who
tortures children and delights in the tears of
mothers," as a foreign paper once wrote.
In war, man stands against man. Each serves the
fatherland in his own way, and no soldier will deny
the knightly convictions of a noble opponent. Today,
however, a cowardly gang of professional agitators
daily invents new lies and pictures from the safety
of their desks.
The Nazis put enormous effort into public speaking, both
before and after they took power. This essay, taken from the
party's monthly for propagandists, explains why the spoken
word has more power than the written word. At the end, the
author compares Nazi rhetoric to religious rhetoric.
Frauenfeld was a Nazi Gauleiter.
A. E. Frauenfeld, "Die Macht der Rede" Unser Wille und
Weg, August 1937, pp. 16-21.
The Power of
by A. E. Frauenfeld
When coming generations look back on the period of
struggle and development of the National Socialist movement,
one of the most interesting and significant conclusions they
will draw is that seldom in the history of the German
people, indeed that of humanity itself, did the spoken word,
that direct personal contact between the leader of a young
and rising movement and the whole people, have such
importance as in this significant period in the history of
the German people.
It is very remarkable that although Adolf Hitler used the
most modern achievements of science and technology for his
struggle, he always viewed them only as instruments, never
making compromises with technology that contradicted his
knowledge. He was never tempted to devote himself to them,
to become subordinate to them!
We must remind ourselves that the printing press released
a flood of printed words, and that the spoken word seemed a
relic of the Middle Ages over against the strength and force
of technology that brought the printed word to the masses of
the people. A dreadful collapse of the rhetorical art
followed. National Socialism in no way rejected the
possibilities that modern technology provided in the area of
printing, but it also recognized the importance of the
spoken word as the messenger of a movement that came out of
the feelings and experiences of the people. It used the
spoken word in a way unparalleled in the past, and that will
remain exemplary in the future.
To endure in the age of the printed word, the help of
technology was needed. The loudspeaker, the radio, the motor
vehicle, and the airplane provided opportunities to reach a
broader circle than ever before with the spoken word.
If we ask why Adolf Hitler put such great significance on
the spoken word, we must conclude that the written word in
no way equals the spoken word in intensity and impact.
But one does not rule out the other. They supplement
rather than replace each other. The problem here is the same
one that we encounter in the arts. Why do people go to the
theater when there are movies, which are cheaper and less
complicated, and which use the most modern technical
methods? Why do people attend concerts when they could
listen to the radio or turn on the record player in their
homes, and hear the same thing? Why do people take on the
challenges, the costs and the economic burdens of travel,
when they can see splendid films with precise details about
every part of the world?
All of these instances prove that even the most modern
and perfect reproductions of music, words, or pictures can
never replace personal experience. The feeling we have when
walking through the streets of a foreign city cannot be
conveyed by the most perfect picture, the best travel
description. A reproduction, however perfect, will never
have the same effect as the actual work of art.
Personal experience is always primary, reproduction in
whatever form is secondary. It is most effective when
presented to a person who has directly experienced what is
shown, who is then reminded of what he once experienced.
Memory and imagination must be combined with secondary art
forms in order to come close to communicating the primary
experience of art!
He who hears an opera on the radio, but has never seen it
on stage, will get only an imperfect impression, whereas he
who has experienced the work will be reminded of the whole
magic of the direct experience of the work of art.
He who reads a speech by the Führer but has never heard
him speak will have a different and incomplete impression
compared to him who has often heard the Führer. While he
reads, his own imagination is active and he hears the words
that he reads in his mental ear.
We see then that every indirect presentation is somehow
incomplete if the memory of previous experience does not
help our imaginations to unite our past experiences with the
secondary form of reproduction.
The printed word is abstract. It is impersonal. It is not
rooted in memory, but slides away. We connect the spoken
word with thoughts of the person who spoke it, with his
appearance, the sound of his voice, the persuasiveness and
passion with which he spoke the words. And then there is the
environment. Reading is usually done alone. Speaking is
communal; many hundreds or thousands share the enthusiasm.
All of this allows the spoken word to pass from the level of
simple understanding to the depths of our feelings and
Science records its knowledge in books. Confessions of
faith have always favored the spoken over the printed word.
National Socialism proves this through the significance that
the spoken word had in its struggle. From the beginning, it
fought on the spiritual level and it spoke rather than wrote
its words because it wanted to reach people's hearts,
because it wanted to win!
We can distinguish four various forms of speaking:
- The meeting
- The mass meeting
- The ceremony
- The talk
- The lecture
A meeting is a gathering of a number of people who have
come together to be instructed by a speaker about a certain
topic. It is usually not particularly formal. Meetings
generally are held in rooms in restaurants, and drinks are
served during the talk. This is the simplest form of
bringing one person's thoughts and opinions to a larger
A mass meeting is a step up from a meeting. It usually
includes a larger number of listeners, music, flags, etc.,
which contribute to the atmosphere. Where possible, one will
avoid tables in a mass meeting. Rather, one prefers halls
that can be decorated to elevate the mood and, since there
are only chairs, it is easier for the audience to
concentrate on the speaker.
The highest level is in ceremonial gatherings. Here there
is an artistically unified program with music, the entrance
and exit of flags, and in the center of it all, a speech.
The individual parts join to form a whole. This developed
from the ceremonies that National Socialism created in its
meetings during the struggle for power, and that have now
been adopted in mass meetings and ceremonies.
During the years of struggle, there was great joy in
battle and an enthusiasm that did not look to the
surroundings, but rather from overflowing hearts and
sacrificial devotion created a devotion that made each
meeting an experience, despite the modest surroundings and
primitive conditions. Now that we possess power, we need
exterior decorations and finery to bring alive the feelings
of those days once more.
The opposite of this form of rhetoric is the talk and the
lecture. A mass meeting intends to be an experience, whereas
the talk transmits knowledge, directing itself to the mind
of the hearer. It wants to teach, to say something new, to
educate. Its purposes are in the realm of the understanding.
The meeting is different in every regard. The attendee of
a mass meeting would be disappointed by a scientific
lecture, no matter how elevated and educational, because he
came to the meeting with other expectations. Being taught
goes against his wish to be motivated, to be swept along. We
see here two kinds of speaking: the talk, which above all
aims at the mind, and the meeting speech, which reaches the
heart. In the talk what one says is primary, whereas in the
speech it is above all a matter of how one says it. The
audience of a meeting or mass meeting does not want to be
taught (at least not in an obvious way), but rather
motivated. Our language proves it. We say that listeners
were "captivated" by a speaker, that the speaker "held them
in his spell," that his "gripping" speech had "suggestive"
A lecturer presents his hearers with things new to them,
or illuminates them from new angles, whereas the speaker has
the task of saying that which the audience feels, but is
unable itself to say in clear and proper form. The words of
a lecturer can be stolen, in a book, for example. A speaker
cannot be plagiarized. His greatest triumph is when his
thoughts and words are repeated by his hearers who have made
his words their own, because they think that they are
expressing their own thoughts in using the words of the
A lecturer stands behind his words, in the shadow of his
thoughts, so to speak, but for the speaker the word is the
means through which he expresses the power of his
personality and gives it force. The speaker becomes for many
listeners the incarenation of the idea that he represents.
For many hearers, the thought of the idea is bound to the
thought of him who presented the idea, who with the force of
his personality overcame the internal resistance of his
All of this makes it clear that the outward aspects of a
meeting, its surroundings, the way in which a speech is
given, are not minor matters that one can do without, but
rather necessary preconditions if a meeting is to fulfill
its purposes, if all the effort that went into it is not to
be in vain.
Now and again, one still encounters the completely wrong
idea that since National Socialism has taken power, meetings
and speeches no longer have the same significance as they
did when we were fighting for power. He who as a result
wants to reduce the number of meetings, or take less care in
holding them, thereby proves that he has never understood
the nature of the National Socialist movement. Just as a
religion or a church can never stop preaching and explaining
the faith in a thousand ways from the pulpit, no more can
National Socialism surrender the direct and powerful effect
of the speech, which ever and again strengthens the faith of
the movement and provides new power for the never-ending
struggle. Ever so many newspapers, magazines, and books can
at most only make this enormously important task easier!
The Nazi Party's speakers needed to be kept up-to-date. To
provide the necessary information, the party provided a
variety of material. The
Speaker Education Material was intended
to provide information that could be used over the long
term. The Redner-Schnellinformation [ Speakers'
Express Information], on the other hand, provided speakers
with guidelines for the immediate campaign. This is a
translation of an issue of the latter. It is dated 5 May
1943, in the midst of one of the party's periodic
anti-Semitic campaigns. For more information on the topic,
see my article "The Argument for Genocide in Nazi
Propaganda," Quarterly Journal of Speech 91 (2005),
The source: "Die Judenfrage als
inner- und außenpolitisches Kampfmittel,"
Redner-Schnellinformation, Lieferung 57, 5 May 1943.
Question as a Weapon at Home and Abroad
It has become apparent that the reduction of public
discussion about the Jewish Question has misled a great part
of the public, who now are starting to see the Jewish
Question as a weapon we can do without, since the Jewish
Question has, after all, been solved in Germany. This view
is dangerous and false. Were it correct — and this line of
thinking has been often used — the church could have ended
its meetings hundreds of years ago, since everyone was
Christian, and the Christian Question was therefore
resolved. It is true that we have solved the Jewish Question
in Germany, but it has become even more important outside
Germany during this war, for this war is a war of the Jews
against Germany and its allies. Just as the domestic
struggle in Germany ended in an anti-Semitic revolution, so,
too, this war must end in an anti-Semitic world revolution.
The best foundations for that have already been laid.
There are already important anti-Semitic movements in nearly
all the nations of Europe, along with more or less advanced
Jewish laws aimed at diminishing the influence of the Jews.
Even in enemy nations, anti-Semitic voices are so strong
that leading newspapers and leading politicians and
churchmen have to face the matter in public.
In Germany, we have made the whole nation anti-Semitic by
always pointing the finger at the Jews, as hard as they
tried to hide themselves. We always ripped the mask from
their faces. The Jews attempted often enough to divert the
public from the subject by busying them with other matters,
since our propaganda was most unpleasant for them. That was
still more reason to stubbornly continue that propaganda.
The Jewish Question must be the central issue in the
meeting waves of the immediate future. Each German must know
that everything he suffers in this war, all the
unpleasantness, shortages, overtime, bloody terror against
women and children and bloody losses on the battlefield, are
the fault of the Jews. Each meeting must include the
following line of thinking:
The International Jew wanted this war. He possessed the
key economic positions within every enemy people and in
every enemy nation, and used his power to ruthlessly drive
the peoples into war.
He today controls public opinion in enemy nations, owning
the press, radio, and film, and uses them as the voice of
these peoples. Still, knowledge of the nature of Jewry has
taken hold in enemy nations, and is increasing.
There is no crime in which the Jew is not involved. Just
as was once the case in Germany, well over half of all those
engaged in financial crimes, cases of fraud, bankruptcy,
corruption, and stock speculation are Jews.
Where Jews do not want to appear as important men
themselves, they have bought leading personalities in public
life to do the Jews' work for them.
Jews earn money from war, and therefore have an interest
in a long war, though hardly a Jew bears a weapon himself,
or earns his living by his own hands. Just as was once the
case in Germany, Jews let others fight and work for them.
The Jews incited this war as a final attempt to maintain
their power in the world and to defeat all those who saw
This war will end with an anti-Semitic world revolution,
and with the destruction of Jewry in the world, which is the
prerequisite to a lasting peace. The key thought is this:
Everything is the fault of the Jews!
Recent events, particularly Katyn and the related
developments in the Allied camp give much current
information on this matter (see
Redner-Schnellinformation issue 56).
Reichsleiter Dr. Goebbels published an article
in "Das Reich" on 9 May 1932 titled "The
War and the Jews." This article will be sent to
all speakers as a special edition of the "Sonderdienst der
RPL, issue 20/43). It provides extensive material on the
The Nazi Party depended heavily on speakers to get its
mesage across, particularly when the party wanted to say
things that would be awkward to say in the mass media, which
were accessible to foreigners. The speakers needed to be
kept up-to-date. The Redner-Schnellinformation [
Speakers' Express Information], published by the party
propaganda headquarters, provided speakers with guidelines
for immediate campaigns. This is a translation of an issue
dated 18 May 1943, in the midst of one of the party's
periodic anti-Semitic campaigns. It formed the basis for
public speeches throughout Germany.
What I find
particularly striking in the article is the quotation by a
British sailor, hoping that Hitler will soon eliminate five
million Jews. It is more vivid and specific than any other
public statement I've found in Nazi rhetoric. For more
information on the topic, see my article "The Argument for
Genocide in Nazi Propaganda," Quarterly Journal of
Speech 91 (2005), 37-62.
The source: "Judendämmerung in aller
Welt!," Redner-Schnellinformation, Lieferung 60, 18
Twilight of the
Jews throughout the World!
In his 8 May article in "Das Reich" titled "The
War and the Jews," Reich Minister Dr.Goebbels
None of the Führer's prophetic words has come
so inevitably true as his prediction that if Jewry
succeeded in provoking a second world war, the result
would be not the destruction of the Aryan race, but
rather the wiping out of the Jewish race. This process
is of vast importance, and will have unforeseeable
consequences that will take time. But it can no longer
His words over recent weeks have confirmed by
increasingly striking anti-Semitic statements in all
nations. Even enemy nations, above all England and
America, are no exception. There is increasing
evidence that the widest circles of the citizenry of these
countries are realizing that:
- All the misery, all the suffering, and all the
shortages caused by this war are exclusively of Jewish
origin, and that the war itself is the work of the Jews;
- The Jews cleverly keep themselves far from any
battle or sacrifice of their own blood, but play a
leading, and generally criminal, role in the public life
of those nations affected by the war.
For tactical political reasons, it would be unwise to
emphasize this growing knowledge of the Jews in our press
and radio, since that would have the danger of encouraging
those enemy nations, thanks to their exclusively Jewish
leadership, to combat further growth of this view with all
the resources at their command. It is, therefore,
appropriate that our speakers present this to our German
people in meetings and mass meetings. It offers a
particularly good opportunity to present our constant
warnings against and accusations of the Jews using new and
interesting material. For the first time, we here present a
series of enemy and neutral voices on the theme of
"recognizing the Jews."
The English journalist Swaffer, who works for the Labour
Party newspapers "People" and "Daily Herald," wrote a series
of pro-Jewish articles for the English publication "Worlds
Press News." As the journalist later said, these hymns of
praise for the Jews were a sort of "trial balloon" through
which he wanted to get a clear picture of public opinion on
the matter. Mr. Swaffer's experiment was a complete success.
He himself reported on the results in later articles.
Among the many letters, there was a flood of angry
rejections of his praise of the Jews. According to one
"It interesting to see you dance to the music
of your Jewish masters. But it's a good thing that the
English people are finally recognizing the slumbering
Jewish danger in its midst. I hope the knowledge
continues to grow."
Another reply went as follows:
"I do not know your nationality, but as long
as you live in England, enjoy England's protection, and
are paid in English currency, you should try to be
English. It's enough that England was forced into this
war against its will, which serves no other purpose than
to protect Jewish financial interests. I hope that
anti-Semitism takes hold everywhere in England. For too
long, Jewish finance, Jewish speculation, and Jewish
financial criminals and war profiteers have controlled
us. The Jews in England have become a plague. In the
future, our government should offer them no protection
and no entrance visas. As a race, the Jews are cowardly,
dirty, unpatriotic, and egocentric. We know only too
well that our sons are fighting for Jewish England, and
that they are cannon fodder for the Jews."
A sailor in the English navy answered the journalist in
"Are you a Jew yourself, or is there some
special reason why you dance to the Jewish tune? The
sooner Hitler destroys those 5 million Jews, the better
off the world will be. Let us lift our glasses and drink
to the day that there are no Jews left in the world."
Just as striking are the following statements by other
"Don't you have anything better to do than to
waste valuable paper by defending a human race that sees
earning money as the only thing that is worthwhile? The
Jews exploit England's hospitality. One almost wants to
ask how much the Chief Rabbi paid you to write your
"Christianity teaches that the Jews are good
for nothing. The Jewish religion, however, teaches that
they are the Chosen People to whom one day all the other
peoples will be subordinate. Such a doctrine raises our
suspicions. Since the Jews are systematically raised to
be arrogant, is no surprise that no one likes them."
"The growing opposition to the Jews in
England can be traced to the 'poor" Jewish refugees from
Germany. We gave them shelter, freedom, jobs, and a
chance to earn money while our men have to fight and die
at the front. The whole British public has noticed that
not a week passes without one of these immigrant Jews
being revealed as a black marketer or a financial
The Swedish newspaper "Dagposten," in its 8 May edition,
carried a long article about growing anti-Jewish opinions in
England. The reporter writes that England proves the old
truth: Anti-Semitism becomes epidemic wherever there are a
lot of Jews.
In mid-April, the "Daily Mirror" carried a story that
complained fervently about the many refugees of all stripes
in England, primarily the Jews, "who steal the world from
God himself," while the English are either serving in the
military or engaged in hard physical labor.
On 1 April, the "News Chronicle" reported on the
obnoxious behavior of the Jews in a fancy spa in the north
of England. Even the rabbi of the Jewish community, in the
face of a strikingly large number of Jewish spa visitors,
had to strongly warn his co-religionists to be less obvious
in public, so as to avoid arousing hostile reactions.
Particularly interesting in this connection, the organ of
a British association supporting economic, social, and
political reform carried a major piece on the dangerous
economic and political influence of Jewish world capital.
The paper came to the conclusion that the methods of
Jewish capital domination over the economic and social life
of the world's independent nations leads to a latent, long
lasting condition of war that is responsible for all the
miseries and conflicts. The paper presented this clear
"A telephone call from London can lead to the
manufacture of a certain machine part, formerly made in
Germany, in some country on the other side of the world.
The affected firm in Germany thus loses what may have
been its best customer. We give Germany as an example,
since it best demonstrates the results. If this action
is multiplied, the country soon has no trade with its
neighbors, but instead suffers under growing debt piled
on it by the same profit-hungry usurious financial
figures. The suffering country has no other choice but
self-reliance, a noble goal, but one that the financiers
hate since it robs them of lucrative business. The
suffering country uses its raw materials for its own
purposes, and it is understandable that it builds a
reserve of war materials in case it is attacked by
countries controlled by monopoly finance. As long as
there are two competing financial systems in the world,
there will always be potential cause for war between the
This article caused the "Jewish Chronicle," the Jewish
organ in London, considerable excitement. The paper claimed
that the line of thinking repeated here was
"unhealthy," and called it dangerously
anti-Semitic. The Jewish paper thus itself revealed that the
criminal economic methods described in the article are, in
fact, the Jewish norm.
This wisdom revealed by this British association is
nothing new to those who know the Jews. The Jews themselves
have said for a long time that their whole purpose and goal
is to enslave the world through economic, social, and
political misery. War is always an opportunity to them for
big business, which is why they want wars. The Jew Dr.
Martin Eli Rawage wrote this about his own race in the New
York monthly "The Century Magazine" in January 1928
"We are the ones who incite world wars, and
the main beneficiaries of such wars."
[This was a favorite Nazi quote,
though the article cited is clearly satiric in intent.]
Georg Bernhard, formerly a widely known press Jew in
Germany, wrote on 1 September 1938 in the Jewish weekly "Die
neue Weltbühne," at the time published in Paris:
"It cannot go on like this. If a new world
war does not break out in the near future, 150,000 or
200,000 Jews will have to emigrate."
The Jew Bernhard's longings were followed a half a year
later by this triumphant conclusion of the London Jewish
paper "Jewish Chronicle" of 3 March 1939:
"The Jewish Question is being discussed by
statesmen in a way more acute and compelling than ever
before in the history of the world. They can do whatever
they want, but the nations of the earth well never be
able to get away from this question. The Jewish serpent
will show its hydra's heads everywhere, blocking the way
to a relaxation of international tensions. We Jews will
not allow peace in the world, however hard statesmen and
peace advocates try to bring it about."
This claim by the "Jewish Chronicle" is consistent with
two other Jewish declarations which as far back as 1934
proclaimed Jewish war against Germany. Emil Ludwig Cohn, the
classic example of a Jewish emigrant gifted at incitement,
wrote in the American magazine "Les Annales":
"Hitler does not want war, but he will be
forced into it. England will have the last word, just as
it did in 1914."
In the same year, the Jewish magazine "Natche Retsch"
Our Jewish interests demand the final
destruction of Germany. The German people itself is a
danger to us. It is therefore impossible to allow
Germany to grow strong under its current government."
Jewish hatred toward us corresponds to our goal. One
always meets people who want to believe that our constant
claims that this war is a matter of "either/or" are not
accurate. These mental midgets unable to see beyond their
noses believe that a compromise peace would not be all that
bad for the German people.
This ignores the fact that the Jews who brought about
this war think of us with blind hatred and total opposition.
For them, there is no end to the war short of the total
destruction of all German life. That is why Th. N. Kaufman
wants to sterilize the German people, or why another Jewish
apostle of hatred, writing in England, calls for the
complete extermination of the German people. A third plan
known to us involves the deportation of all German children,
and is motivated by the same blind hatred. Finally, the
clear intention of our big capitalist-plutocratic opponents
in England and America is to give Germany and Europe over to
murderous Soviet terror. That is the plan of World Jewry,
which unleashed this war and directs it through its puppet
statesmen in England, America, and the Soviet Union.
In England and America, the realization is spreading that
the Jew alone is behind this war and all of its terrible
suffering. This will fulfil the prophecy in the essay by
Reich Minister Dr. Goebbels that was quoted at the beginning
of this essay:
"We are convinced that at the end of the war,
Jewry will face a humanity that fully understands the
This understanding is advancing in giant steps. At the
beginning of this month, an article in the Swedish newspaper
"Folkets Dagbladet," datelined Washington, reported that
according to official statistics published in the "New York
World Telegram," the number of Jews in New York has grown
from 1,760,000 to 2,206,000. That means that every
fifth New Yorker today is a strongly religious Jew.
This statistic includes only religious Jews. In truth, the
Jewish percentage of the city has to be significantly
This, too, indicates growing anti-Semitism. The Swedish
newspaper reported that recently, growing numbers of
leaflets have been spread, pointing to a secret organization
opposed to the Jews.
The same thing is evident in Argentina, South Africa, and
in all the other nations not involved in the war. As we know
from our own struggle in Germany, the Jews are attempting to
combat this growing awareness. On the one hand, the rabbis
work hard to warn the Jews against standing out too much.
They also try to persuade the Jews not to be so open in
making money through of the war. However, they know only too
well that anti-Semitism cannot be eliminated in that way,
since the Jew is unable to change his inner nature. Wherever
one does not give him a good kick and keep him down, he
grows arrogant and obnoxious, using every available
opportunity to commit crimes of corruption, black
marketering, hoarding, raising prices, and other such
They thus quickly turn to the old familiar tactic of
shouting that they are persecuted innocents, encouraging
their puppet statesmen to pass laws protecting the Jews.
In London, they organized a "Conference to Combat the
Danger of Anti-Semitism. The "Daily Herald" reported
on the conference, and complained that "anti-Semitism is
spreading like poison in the whole body politic."
The conference concluded with a call to make spreading
anti-Semitic ideas a crime punishable by law. Formerly,
anti-Jewish statements could be prosecuted only as seditious
statements. Anti-Semitism itself was not illegal.
Now the Jews are demanding legal protection. At the
same time, they demand that the British government make the
radio available for "educational talks" on
the Jewish Question so that people will understand the
"plague of anti-Semitism."
This is the old cry of the criminal who shouts "Stop
thief" to divert attention from himself.
It will do them no good. Their own behavior insures that
they will be seen through more and more. In these nations,
too, people will finally realize that there is only way to
peace, namely the one expressed in the words of a National
Socialist poet of our day:
"Peoples, Awake! To end the misery,
Judah, the ancient enemy, must fall!
Ours is the victory over misery and death:
Freedom and peace for us all!"
The Danger of Americanism
"Americanism" is not merely a moral-cultural form of
degeneration, nor can it be combated by nonpolitical means.
It has already been defeated when one digs it up by its
roots and sees there plainly the words: "Made in Israel."
(Background: This article comes from Das
Schwarze Korps, the weekly published by the SS. It is
part of the general propaganda campaign aimed against the
United States. It displays the general Nazi dislike of
American culture, and claims that the Jews are behind it
The source: "Die Gefahr des Amerikanismus," Das
Schwarze Korps, 14 March 1944, pp. 1-2.)
When we speak of young Europe and its young nations, we
contrast them to the senile world of dying liberalism which,
under the leadership of Jewry, is once more gathering all
its material resources in an attempt to forever subject the
world to the power of money under the domination of those
who have it. They want to perpetuate the social injustice
they find so comfortable. More is involved than differences
between ages and generations, however.
Our camp includes not only those who are young enough to
topple the old and build a new world. It includes all those
spiritual forces that see the new in the collapse of the
old, who want to build a new future with new ways and means.
The triumph of the Copernican worldview over the
unfruitful dogma of the past, the triumph of science over
empty faith, was a victory of youth. They followed the
shining examples of their predecessors. The youth have
always been the battering ram that helped bring the national
idea to fruition. The discovery of the laws of inheritance
has been the occasion and guidepost of a new youth movement
that builds on the eternal culture-building values of race
and blood. They lead from the deadly and destructive
lethargy of materialism to the new world of tomorrow.
Today it is as it always was in times of revolution.
Those fighting for the new have more to offer the youth than
those who live in yesterday, who hold to what they have
grown accustomed to, even if it has long since become rigid,
empty and stifling. We offer the youth the freedom to
develop their nation, even in the case of smaller nations.
We offer them room for creative fantasy, the opportunity to
transform great thoughts to reality outside the lecture
hall. We offer the realization of dreams on a world scale, a
common Germanic will, a common European will. We fill the
spiritual vacuum left by liberalism with the magic of a
worldview that draws self-confidence and meaning to life
from race and the blood of one's ancestors.
What does old England have to offer its youth to justify
the war's requirements? It cannot even begin to solve its
own social problems, much less offer anything to other
peoples. Where is there a healthy youth that is on fire for
Bolshevism? It was a danger only during the spiritual
interregnum that followed the First World War. In the face
of an inadequate yesterday, it was the only force, the only
revolutionary movement, available, and anything was better
Today Bolshevism may have reached its material and
organizational pinnacle on the bent backs of its devotees,
but as a spiritual movement it is finished. The crass
incompetence of its methods and goals have proven it to be
the very epitome of capitalist slavery.
The only remaining alternative is Americanism. As strange
as it may sound, it is the only serious competition to
National Socialism's racial worldview in the struggle for
the youth, in the struggle for the future of humanity. In
the end, however, it is only a forerunner of Bolshevism.
Americanism is certainly not a spiritual movement, nor is
it a worldview that it is possible to oppose at the
intellectual level. Its political beneficiaries have tried
in recent years to give it, if not a face, at least a
program or a goal: "the American Century." It is a
collection of empty promises of the type democratic orators
have always made — but this time on a world scale. There is
nothing in them to excite a reasonable man. But that is
exactly the point of Americanism! The key is not what it
promises, but what it cannot promise. The key is not what it
demands of men, but what gives them.
That would not matter if the world's youth were of the
sound character that develops from racially conscious lines,
tradition-rich families, good upbringing and close
camaraderie. But that is not the way things are. The good
fairy will not give youth the values they will need in life.
The racially sound youth can be inspired by virtue of his
blood. But the blood does not tell him what should inspire
him. He can be misled into serving a bad cause. He can
squander his enthusiasm if he matures in a spiritual vacuum.
One should not underestimate the danger of Americanism, or
its seductive power. It offers devotion to a culture of
nothingness, independence, lack of restraint, a freedom from
all obligation, from all honor, from all consideration.
We do not wish to deny this culture of nothingness its
right to exist. It can even, rightly used, be good, just as
it is sometimes a pleasure to do nothing. Should a German
soldier happen to find a portable record player and jazz
records in the deserted quarters of British or American
soldiers, he does not smash them against the wall. Instead,
he takes them along and thinks he has a great treasure. We
don't want to suggest excessive cultural disaster here.
There are times when he wants a vacation from himself, from
us, from the whole world. He needs to relax, and certainly
does not wish to ponder intellectual matters. Nothing is
better suited to take him out of the normal world than the
complete nonsense of this hot music, this cacophony of
animal howls, wild instruments and foot-stomping Negro lust.
It takes him away from human concerns back to the depths of
pre-human apedom, returning him to the time when people did
not need to think because there was no past and no future.
Its effect is like that of alcohol, which turns normally
rational men into shouting, destructive children. That can
sometimes be good for serious and intelligent men. And the
soldier certainly does not forget his German mission, nor
does he lose his character or honor when he occasionally
spends an hour relaxing to entertaining music. He is immune
to the danger of confusing this rhythmic pig grunting with
good music, much less art or culture. It cannot meet his
Others, however, are not as immune. That is what those
who deny any appeal of Americanism forget.
Certainly there is no danger that our young boys and
girls will fall into sexual frenzy while listening to some
Jewish lout blowing on a saxophone. One can introduce them
to the high priests of the American jitterbug with no
worries at all. At most they will laugh. Our young
Luftwaffe aides and working girls would hardly join in
a dance marathon. And the winning couple running through the
arena in tattered, sweaty clothes would receive not
applause, but a beating. But that is our youth. They are
made of different stuff, and grew up in a world in which
dignity comes from doing one's duty, and both are seen not
as a burden but as the joy of life.
That may be self-evident to us, but it is not so to
others. Whole nations behave in ways not guided by clear
tasks. They are only individuals, parents, teachers, tribes
and groups, able to lead them out of error and confusion
into a clear world of meaning. We may not forget that during
the tragic years following the First World War, a
significant part of our youth too fell under the appeal of
Americanism, waving their limbs in the Shimmy and the
Charleston because there was nothing else to do.
We sometimes fail to see that there are young people in
Europe today — often from the so-called better classes — who
not only do not stand within the camp of young Europe, but
even mock or scorn it. Many of us simply cannot understand
how there can be a mass meeting at a Norwegian university
protesting those who are risking their lives in the east for
the freedom and security of their native land, or how
Swedish students, even if they do not jump to the side of
their Finnish brothers, do not at least follow their
struggle with respect.
These young men surely are not consciously supporting the
plans of Stalin and Roosevelt. Thank God, this small part of
Europe's youth is not a politically aware counterpart to the
European youth defending young Europe in the east. Those who
think politically and act from conviction demonstrate it
through their actions. The others have followed the
comfortable path that leads from political thinking to
That is the political danger of Americanism. It leads
those who fall prey to it away from political thinking, away
from responsibility, even to their nation, away from
decency, even from national decency.
The American lad may use fine phrases to say that the
nationalist is his political enemy. In reality, however, he
fights a man who makes uncomfortable and difficult demands
on him, the man who recognizes the fate of the nation as his
fate, who respects the woman who will become the mother of
his children, who wants to be a model, who always acts as if
the eyes of the nation are upon him. The American lad feels
his "freedom" restricted by such behavior. He wants to keep
the hot music spinning on the record player, not be reminded
that he must work as well as relax, that he must not only
enjoy, but also honor the dignity of his nation.
That is neither comfortable nor pleasant. It is pleasant
to talk slang and enjoy a loose moral life with those of
like mind. Americanism has its delights, and he who is
captivated by them not only sticks his head in the sand, he
also gets some pleasure. It is nice to be able to dismiss
all criticism of a too hearty enjoyment of life with the
claim that one is defending human rights against Nazi
Americanism is not a logical development. It certainly
does not spring from the descendants of the Virginia
colonists with their Prussian sense of honor and duty, nor
from the healthy farmers and citizens of the Midwest. It did
not triumph easily against the often overdone moralism of
Puritan circles. Its power grew along with that of Jewry. As
is the case of everything that follows the orders of Jewry,
Americanism's lack of culture and morality, its
freedom-promising "Century of the Child," is nothing but a
concealed way of ruining the youth.
Americanism is a splendid method of depoliticization. The
Jews have used jazz and movies, magazines and smut,
gangsterism and free love, and every perverse desire, to
keep the American people so distracted that they pay no
attention to their own fate. Even in politics, they are no
longer influenced by the head, only by what is under the
The Jews would not be Jews if they did not want to apply
such tested methods to the entire world. Nearly every nation
in the world faced or is facing the need to combat
Americanism, a generally pleasant retreat to a barbaric lack
The logical consequences of Americanism will help the
world combat it. The fact that 60% of American crimes are
committed by children 13 years old and under and that rapes
increased three-fold between 1942 and 1943 proves that
Americanism has reached its limits. It will provoke a
counter-movement that, just as in Europe, can only be
Americanism is not merely a moral-cultural form of
degeneration, nor can it be combated by nonpolitical means.
It has already been defeated when one digs it up by its
roots and sees there plainly the words: "Made in Israel."
In 1940, the Nazis put out a booklet titled "What Do I
Do in an Emergency?" It told Germans what to do in various
crisis situations, and was to be kept by the telephone,
kitchen, or other highly visible place. It included material
on first aid, conduct during air raids, etc., but also
several pages on how to deal with enemy propaganda. That is
the section I translate here. The cartoon shows a British
plane dropping leaflets, which go straight into the trash.
The source: Der Reichsführer SS und Chef der
Deutschen Polizei, Was tue ich im Ernstfall? Eine
Aufklärungsschrift für das Deutsche Volk (Berlin: Verlag
Hermann Hilliger, 1940), pp. 21-23.
In modern warfare, weapons, the economy, physical
resources and organization play a role. So too do spirit and
A new and sinister weapon is used against a nation's
spiritual strength: Propaganda!
lost the World War of 1914-1918 because it did not recognize
the danger of enemy propaganda. It collapsed spiritually.
That may not and will not happen again!
Enemy propaganda wants to break the German people's will
to resist by slanders, rumors, suspicions, and with
political, military, or simply general lies.
The methods of enemy propaganda include: leaflets,
appeals, false pictures, atrocity stories, rumors, radio
incitement and systematic complaining.
All those who are reached by enemy propaganda and have
their will to victory reduced by it, whether consciously or
unconsciously, are tools of enemy propaganda.
Complainers and grumblers, doubters and agitators are the
enemy's spiritual Foreign Legionnaires amidst the German
It is often only a short step from doubting the justice
of one's cause to the complete collapse of the will to
resist. The World War proved this!
How do I respond to enemy propaganda?
If I encounter enemy propaganda in word, print, picture,
radio, in conversation about the news or through rumors, it
depends on my intelligence and good sense whether or not I
render it ineffective.
I immediately collect the enemy propaganda material and
explain what it is to citizens who have come in contact with
I know that the greatest danger of enemy propaganda is in
the phrase: "There must be some truth in it."
I am careful in all my conversations and correspondence.
Letters and conversations could reach the enemy and provide
him with material.
I strengthen the will to victory of citizens who may be
If I encounter citizens who are being overcome by enemy
propaganda, I confront them directly and make clear to them
the enormous danger they face, appealing to their sense of
Anyone who becomes a tool of enemy propaganda and
contributes to weakening our spiritual strength places
himself outside the national community. He should not be
surprised if he is treated as an enemy of the people and of
the state. If all my warnings are in vain, I do my duty and
turn him over to the authorities.
I actively oppose enemy propaganda whenever I encounter
it. I also do this with foreigners and friends abroad whom I
talk with or write to. If I have German propaganda material
at hand, I include it in my letters.
If I find or am given enemy propaganda material, I
quickly write in large, clear letters "Enemy propaganda" on
it and turn it over immediately to the nearest police
I do not show such enemy propaganda material to
I obey all regulations against listening to foreign radio
stations, not only because there are severe penalties but
also because I view it as an obvious patriotic duty.
I know that enemy propaganda material is an enemy method
Enemy Propaganda is poison!
He who falls for it is lost.
I also know the severe penalties for harming our