Programm der NSDAP, 1920 & 1928

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Translation, cf. https://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/NT_Nazi_Vol-IV.pdf

The Program of the NSDAP is a program for our time. The leadership rejects making new goals after those set out in this Program have been achieved, for the sole purpose of having the Party continue to exist by artificially stimulating the dissatisfaction of the masses.

1. We demand the unification of all Germans in Greater Germany on the basis of the Peoples’ right of self-determination.

2. We demand equality of rights for the German people with respect to other nations; the abrogation of the peace treaties of Versailles and St. Germain.

3. We demand land and territory (colonies) for the sustenance of our people, and colonization for our surplus population.

4. Only a countryman can be a citizen. A countryman can only be someone of German blood, without consideration of creed. Consequently no Jew can be a countryman.

5. Whoever has no citizenship can live in Germany only as a guest, and must be under the authority of legislation for foreigners.

6. The right to determine matters concerning administration and law belongs only to the citizen. Therefore we demand that every public office, of any sort whatsoever, whether in the Reich, the county, or municipality, be filled only by citizens. We combat the corrupting parliamentary economy of office-holding according to party inclination only, without consideration of character or abilities.

7. We demand that the state be charged first with providing the opportunity for a livelihood and standard of living for the citizens. If it is impossible to sustain the total population of the State, then the members of foreign nations (non-citizens) are to be expelled from the Reich.

8. Any further immigration of non-citizens is to be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who have immigrated to Germany since 2 August 1914 be forced to leave the Reich immediately.

9. All citizens must have equal rights and obligations.

10. The first obligation of every citizen must be to work, both spiritually and physically. The activity of individuals should not oppose the public interest, but must have its result within the framework of the whole for the benefit of all. Consequently we demand :

11. Abolition of unearned (non-work and non-labour) incomes and the end of rent-slavery.

12. In consideration of the monstrous sacrifice in property and blood that each war demands of the people, personal enrichment through a war must be designated as a crime against the people. Therefore we demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all (previously) combined industries (trusts).

14. We demand the division of profits of all heavy industries.

15. We demand a large scale expansion of old age welfare.

16. We demand the creation of a healthy middle class and its conservation, immediate communalization of the great warehouses and leasing them at low cost to small firms, and the utmost consideration of all small firms for contracts with the State, county or municipality.

17. We demand a land reform suitable to our needs, a provision of law for the free expropriation of land for the purposes of public utility, abolition of taxes on land and prevention of all speculation in land.

18. We demand struggle without qualification against those whose activity is injurious to the general interest. Common national criminals, usurers, racketeers and so forth are to be punished with death, without consideration of confession or race.

19. We demand substitution of a German common law in place of the Roman Law serving a materialistic world-order.

20. The state is to be responsible for a fundamental reconstruction of our entire national education program, to enable every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education and subsequent entry into leadership positions. The plans of instruction of all educational institutions are to conform with the experiences of practical life. The comprehension of the concept of the State must be emphasized by the school as early as the beginning of understanding. We demand the education, at the expense of the State, of outstanding intellectually gifted children of poor parents without consideration of position or profession.

21. The State is to provide for improving national health by protecting the mother and child, by outlawing child-labor, by the encouragement of physical fitness by means of the legal establishment of a gymnastic and sport obligation, and by the utmost support of all organizations concerned with the physical instruction of the young.

22. We demand abolition of mercenary troops and formation of a national army.

23. We demand legal opposition to known lies and their promulgation through the press. In order to enable the institution of a German press, we demand, that: a. All writers and employees of newspapers appearing in the German language be countrymen; b. Non-German newspapers be required to have the express permission of the State to be published. They may not be printed in the German language; c. Non-Germans are forbidden by law to have any financial interest in German publications, or any influence on them, and as punishment for violations, the closing of such a publication as well as the immediate expulsion from the Reich of the non-German concerned. Publications which are counter to the general good are to be forbidden. We demand legal prosecution of artistic and literary forms which exert a destructive influence on our national life, and the closure of organizations opposing the above made demands.

24. We demand freedom of religion for all religious denominations within the State so long as they do not endanger its existence or oppose the moral sense of the Germanic race. The Party as such advocates the viewpoint of a positive Christianity without binding itself confessionally to any one denomination. It combats the Jewish materialistic spirit within and around us, and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our nation can only succeed from within the framework ‘common benefit before individual benefit’.

25. To implement this all, we demand the formation of a strong central power in the Reich; unlimited authority of the central parliament over the whole Reich and its organizations in general; the formation of state and professional organizations for the execution of laws made by the Reich within the various states of the confederation.

The leaders of the Party promise, if necessary by sacrificing their own lives, to support the implementation of the points set forth above without qualification.

Munich,  24 February 1920

 

ADDENDUM

Regarding the false interpretations of Point 17 of the Program of the NSDAP by our opponents, the following explanation is necessary:

Since the NSDAP stands on the platform of private ownership, the passage “free expropriation” accordingly concerns only the creation of the legal means to expropriate, if necessary, land which has been acquired illegally or is not being administered to the benefit of the national welfare. It is directed primarily against Jewish land speculation companies.

Munich, 13 April 1928