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    This is very interesting and educative reading for every NS, who is interesting in Social part of NS. I noticed that many people are very unfamiliar with our socialism, but I salute to the Nazzjonalista, who is continiusly trying to put this in first
    blue print. Many of our comrades don't know too much about economy..., and they are wrong not because of unknowledge, but because of their "efforts" to find it out.

    P.Z.
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    1939 GERMAN ECONOMIC POLICY (under Hitler)
    by Wilhelm Bauer

    The following is based on a lecture which I gave at the Amerika-Institut, Berlin, on August 11, 1938 before a group of American Professors headed by Professor Dr. Bruner of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. It provides a short systematic sketch of the various measures of economic policy undertaken by the German Government in the course of the past few years in order to regulate production and consumption in accordance with the aims of German economic policy. For more detailed information I refer the readers of this article to the Weekly Reports of the German Institute for Business Research (Institut für Konjunkturforschung, Berlin-Charlottenburg 2, Fasamenstr. 6)

    State and business.

    THE basis for all government intervention in business in Germany is to be found in the National-Socialist conception of the relation between business and the State. According to the German theory business is subordinated to the State. Formerly, it was believed that the fate of the State and of the nation lay in business, for it was said that business was of such great importance and so powerful that it controlled the State and determined State policies.

    In the National-Socialist State the relation between, business and State is just the contrary. Today the State or State policy controls or rules business.

    I must emphasize that in National-Socialist eyes the State incorporates in itself no absolute value as is the case, for instance, in an absolute monarchy. The supreme value is the nation which we call in German Volksgemeinschaft, the community of the nation. The State is only the form of organization and the manifestation of the will of the people.

    This means that the State is not concerned with economic conditions as long as they do not conflict with the welfare of the nation. The principle of private initiative has been maintained. However, where it seems necessary to bring business into line with the welfare of the nation, the State will not hesitate to intervene and direct business into the desired channels. In Germany, contrary to the usual belief, we have no "planned economy", but rather a "directed" economy if I may use such an expression.

    The aims.

    The aims of the present regulation of production can be summarized in a few words. First, the securing of supplies of raw materials for industry. All measures serving this aim are included in the Four-Years-Plan the aim of which is to make Germany as independent as possible of imports by increasing domestic production.

    Second, an increase in domestic agricultural production with the aim of making Germany, as far as possible, self-sufficient in the field of foodstuffs.

    Germany has only a few raw materials and has always been faced with the necessity of importing the greater part of her raw material requirements. But as you realize, imports can only be paid for out of export proceeds or other credit items in the balance of payments such as shipping, insurance, or proceeds from capital investments abroad. As a result of the War, Germany is no longer a creditor but a debtor country. In other words, she was burdened with a tremendous indebtedness and had at her disposal no great income from investments abroad, while her other income from abroad is today less than it was before the War. Germany must therefore limit her imports to the extent of her exports, with the consequence that Germany's raw material and foodstuffs imports are dependent on the amount of goods which other countries are able and willing to take from her in payment.

    Indirect and direct Regulation of Production.

    The German government follows no definite theory in establishing the methods by which intervention in the field of production is to be accomplished. This is one of the most characteristic traits of National-Socialist economic policy. In combatting unemployment, the government did not follow one theory such as the theory of direct public works or the theory of the stimulation of private initiative, but followed both theories impartially according as to which seemed best at the time. The same is true of the regulation of production.

    The various measures may be classified as: 1. indirect and 2. direct.

    The State undertakes indirect measures when it intervenes not in production and capital investment themselves but in conditions which govern them.

    There are four special groups of indirect measures:

    1. Regulation of taxes, especially reduction of taxes.

    For example, in order to revive automobile production, which was at an extremely low level, and thus to stimulate motorization in Germany, which had lagged far behind the level of motorization in other countries, as early as 1933 the Government abolished the tax on all new passenger cars, later extending this to all automobiles. This made automobiles much cheaper and increased the sales of the industry. In the last five years, these measures together with the economic upswing have brought about a great advance in automobile sales and a great improvement in German motorization. In 1932, only 19 out of every 1,000 people in Germany owned cars as compared with 41 in France and 37 in Great Britain; today, however, the figure for Germany is 35 in every 1,000, as compared with about 51 per thousand in France and Great Britain.

    A further example of regulation of production by means of tax reductions was the exemption of short term capital goods from income tax. After 1933 the value of these goods could be deducted from taxable income of the individual and from the taxable profits of an enterprise. This stimulated the purchase of such goods and was a means of increasing the low activity of the capital goods industry. The elasticity of the National-Socialist economic policy can be seen in the fact that this measure was repealed as soon as the capital goods industry was fully employed.

    2. The second means of indirect regulation of production is price policy. This can take place in two ways: by a reduction in costs and by an increase in, or guarantee of, sales prices. These methods have been chiefly used in the field of agriculture, where production reacts quickly to price changes. An example of this reduction may be seen in the prices for artificial fertilizer, farm machinery and agricultural implements. On the other hand, by a scaling of farm prices it has been possible to increase considerably the acreage given over to winter barley, the production of fiber plants and oil fruits, and the number of sheep.

    3. Closely related to this price policy is tariff policy, the utilization of which is necessary where domestic goods compete with foreign products. This is particularly important in the case of agricultural products, the prices of which are considerably lower on the world market than in Germany. Special boards have been set up in order to compensate for these differences in prices, and are empowered to regulate imports.

    4. The last method of indirect regulation of production is the prohibition of new private issues on the capital market. Since new issues are permitted only for special purposes all those branches of trade and industry which are shut off from the capital market are thus limited in their capital investment possibilities. They can only extend their plants, etc., to the degree that their own funds allow. Thus in 1933 a special board was set up under the control of the Reichsbank, to which application must be made before new issues are floated. Permission is only granted for private issues in the case of companies which serve the ends of the Four-Years-Plan, where, moreover, no other possibility of financing their work exists.

    Capital investment policy.

    Among the large number of methods of directly influencing production, I have to mention first the government orders which predominate in some economic branches.

    Apart from this a good deal of direct regulation of production by the Government consists of the regulation of capital investment activity.

    Thus the regulation of capital investment activity really means a planned direction of capital investment. This was proved especially necessary when work was started on the Four-Years-Plan. In a certain sense capital investments were scaled according to urgency. Four-Years-Plan, rearmament and exports are the most important.

    A number of measures have been introduced in this connection. They may be classified as follows: -- There are capital investment prohibitions, the purpose of which is to prevent industries whose capacity is sufficient to cover demand, from extending their plants. This prevents needless using up of the limited capital and material available, and avoids over-production and consequent disturbances of the market. We have such capital investment prohibitions, for instance, in the paper industry, in the glass industry, in part of the textile industry and in part of the chemical industry.

    In the second place the regulation of capital investments and production by profits and sales guarantees given by the government. I have already emphasized that National-Socialism adheres to the principle of private initiative. However this does not prevent the State, if it seems necessary, from relieving private business of some of the risk it runs in undertaking certain projects. These profits and sales guarantees given by the State are especially important in the production of staple fibre, motor spirit and synthetic rubber. The companies engaged in such production in Germany are private firms; their profits however, have been guaranteed by the State to a certain extent, since their products are of great importance for the economic policy of the State.

    In some fields the State itself has gone into production, and has for this purpose made capital investments. The principle that business is to be left as far as possible to private initiative does not mean that the State cannot engage in economic activity in certain fields of production and under certain specific conditions. This is the case, for example, in the field of iron ore production.

    After the loss of territory in the War, only a small part of Germany's iron ore requirements could be covered by domestic production. In view of the fixed costs and prices prevailing and under the usual methods of exploitation only part of Germany's iron ore deposits could be mined with profit. The dependence on imports in the case of such an important field as iron ore had to be eliminated. But the conditions and problems in this type of production were so peculiar and so extensive that the State correctly assumed the initiative itself. The Government, founded a company, the Hermann Goering Reichswerke, the business of which is the mining of the low content iron ores which abound in Germany.

    Subsidies.

    One of the oldest and best-known methods of State intervention both here and abroad is the granting of subsidies by the State. Outside Germany, especially in the United States, subsidies are well-known, above all in the shipping industry. Here too private business is not in a position itself to operate an economic branch in the way the State considers desirable. The same thing holds in Germany for some spheres of production. For example, certain building projects, such as the building of dwellings for agricultural workers or the erection of settlements for industrial workers, are carried out either directly with the help of contributions from the State, or indirectly with the aid of loans granted by the State on extremely favorable terms. Furthermore, the production of nonferrous metals has been supported by State subsidies for many years.

    Regulation of raw material consumption.

    The third group of measures of government production regulation concern raw material consumption. Almost the whole of German industry is subjected to the system of raw material quotas. The essence of quota-fixing lies in the control of imports, which was introduced in 1934 as part of the New Plan for German foreign trade. The control is carried out by 27 control boards, one of which has been set up for each branch of industry. Factories which use imported raw materials are only allowed to purchase a certain volume of raw materials abroad. Normally, the basis of the quota-fixing is the consumption of a certain month. But the importance of the orders which the company has to fill, is also taken into account, export orders being given special consideration.

    Apart from this system of import regulation there exist a number of decrees dealing with the use of raw materials. For instance, as a result of the scarcity of wool and cotton it has been decreed that all wool and cotton cloth manufactured in Germany for the domestic market must contain a certain percentage of staple fibre. Certain products, for example doorknobs, may no longer be made of brass. In private residential buildings only a certain amount of construction iron may be used. This system of regulation has been carefully worked out and is not too strictly bureaucratic in its application. In many cases the usual raw materials must be replaced by new synthetic raw materials which can be produced without any import. The use of these new synthetic raw materials does not mean a lowering of the quality of the finished product. On the contrary, the shortage of raw materials leads to new inventions and improvements and even brings about as in the case of buna (synthetic rubber) a technical progress which otherwise would not have occurred.

    Regulation of labor supply.

    When in the course of the last few years unemployment disappeared in Germany and turned into an ever greater shortage of labor, it was impossible for the government to view this passively, since otherwise there was danger that some industrial branches would be compelled to restrict their production. Thus the government had to regulate labor supply and distribution of labor among the various branches. Labor reserves today in Germany can be secured by the employment of additional female labor, later retirement, and employment of superfluous independent workers as wage earners in industry. But these reserves are relatively small so that the question arises how to increase efficiency of labor.

    But the problem is not that of merely employing more people, it is the employment of people in industries where they are most needed. Thus it was necessary to take care that in certain industries there was no diminishment of the labor supply. A law was passed recently which makes any change in employment dependent on the approval of the labor office. This law applies to the following branches and industries: agriculture, forestry, mining (excepting coal mining), chemical industry, building industry, building material industry, iron and metal industry. By this the German government hopes that in these important branches the especially urgent needs of the state will be covered.

    Increase of production.

    If you were to ask me what success has been achieved in the sphere of production regulation, I could not do better than to give you a few figures which will show you the extent of the increase of production in Germany. Total industrial production in Germany is today 144 % greater than in 1932. Even the peak year of 1929 was exceeded as early as 1936, while today about 30 % more industrial goods are produced than in 1929. The production of capital goods has risen much more strongly than has the production of consumption goods, being now four times as great as in 1932 and more than one and a half times as great as in 1929.

    Progress in the field of domestic raw material production has been even greater. Iron ore production has risen from an average of 843,000 n metric tons for the first 3 months of 1938 to 1,226,000 metric tons in the first three months of 1939. This means an increase of 45%. Furthermore, there has been great progress in domestic oil production. In 1938, staple fibre production has reached 155,000 metric tons as compared with 5,400 metric tons in 1933 and 102,000 metric tons in 1937.

    Consumption policy.

    A number of measures of production regulations, namely all those which affect production of consumption goods, also influence consumption. When, for example, in the interest of a sufficient bread supply it is decreed that all bread should contain a certain amount of maize flour, this is felt by each individual consumer. (Incidentally, in view of the good harvest, this particular measure was abolished on October 1st, 1938.) The same is true of the changes in the textile field and in other fields where the new synthetic materials are gaining a foothold.

    The idea of "consumption regulation" is undoubtedly something completely new to you. In the economic textbooks and handbooks nothing will be found on this subject. Of course, the fact that -- contrary to general belief -- man cannot consume what he desires, is as old as the hills. And even today in the modern economic systems the individual is subjected to many restrictions in his consumption.

    In the Middle Ages there were strict provisions as to the clothing worn by the various classes. The Mercantile countries, that is, the countries of the 17th and 18th centuries, restricted consumption for economic reasons, mainly in order to stimulate home industry and to cut down imports. And if you consider your own position you will find none or only a few restrictions in your consumption as the result of State action (you will remember of course the days of prohibition!), but you will probably find great restrictions in consumption as the result of custom, fashion, habit, social viewpoint and, last but not least, industrial production.

    It would probably be very hard for you to secure outside the six to eight different forms of straw hats to be found in almost every shop, one which was especially light and comfortable and in a form designed by yourself. This is nowhere manufactured and it would be hard for you to find someone to make you a straw hat according to your own design and measure. Industrial hat production, which is rationally based on machine production of hats, will certainly not do it. While on the subject of hats, it would be impossible for you to walk around in America, in a round plate-like felt hat, instead of the usual form of felt hat, without being laughed off the street, for that would be contrary to American custom and habit. And finally the fact that each family must spend a certain part of its income on food, the amount being in inverse proportion to the income, is most certainly a restriction of freedom of consumption which weighs quite heavily on the individual.

    As you can see, complete freedom of consumption is a rather doubtful matter. Once you have realized this, it will no longer seem absurd to you when I speak of government consumption regulation. In the authoritarian states, a direction of consumption forms part of the totalitarian claim of the State, which subordinates the individual to the higher needs of the nation.

    The aim of consumption policy in Germany is to increase consumption and thus raise the standard of living of the entire nation, -- especially that of the working class -- to adjust consumption to production and to regulate consumption along National-Socialist lines. The aims of consumption regulation are partly of a political nature and partly determined by the economic situation.

    It is far harder to regulate consumption than it is to regulate anything else in economy. For every measure of consumption policy affects the largest unit, the entire population. A decree concerning the iron ore producing industry affects only a few hundred firms. However, an appeal to the consumer affects 19 or 20 million households with 75 million people. This fact alone makes special methods necessary for regulation of consumption.

    I have hinted at these methods in telling you about the bread supply and textile production. Of a similar nature are certain limitations imposed upon trade, whereby only a fixed amount is allowed to each customer, as for example in the case of fats in months when there is a shortage.

    The most important means of regulating consumption is publicity. Of course, this method does not guarantee as sure a success as do legal measures. But it has the great advantage that it gives the consumer the feeling that he is doing something of his own free will and that the only pressure exerted upon him is that which is exerted by his conscience.

    Nutrition.

    Germany is in the unfortunate position that there is a limit to which those foodstuffs the consumption of which increases with a rise in income, such as fats, butter, eggs, etc., can be produced or imported. Thus, the aim has been to influence the consumer to use as much as possible those foodstuffs which are abundant in Germany and to use to a less degree those which are not so plentiful or which have to be imported. At the same time, there was a possibility of directing nutrition in the best ways from the point of view of health. For instance everything possible was done to convince people that for a great part of the population, for example those who do not do hard physical labor, a diet too rich in fats is not especially healthy. Along the same ideas, great success has been achieved in increasing the consumption of fish. Today Germany consumes 26.9 lbs. per head per annum, as, as compared with 18.7 lbs. five years ago.

    A summary of everything desired in the field of consumption regulation may be found in the food list which the German Institute for Business Research has worked out. The Institute classified the food-stuffs into three groups, those whose consumption should be increased, those whose level of consumption should be maintained, and those whose consumption should be restricted.

    The foodstuffs concerned are as follows:

    Consumption to be increased: potatoes, sugar, jam, skimmed milk, whey cheese, barley, oatmeal, sago, artificial honey, buttermilk, Harz cheese, Limburg cheese, vegetables grown in Germany, fish, mutton, rabbits.

    Consumption to be maintained: bread, pastry, flour, fruit, lentils, pork, eggs, milk, venison, rice, peas, dried fruits, poultry, cocoa,,beans, honey.

    Consumption to be restricted: beef, veal, butter, lard, bacon, margarine, cooking oils, fats, buckwheat, millet, imported vegetables, high fat cheese.

    In Germany we do not have a regular supply of all foodstuffs throughout the year as you do in America. The Institute therefore drew up a list of those foodstuffs which are to be especially pushed in certain months. As an example I shall quote two months: January: pork, geese, fish, cabbage, root vegetables, fruit and vegetable conserves. September: mutton, poultry, mushrooms, pickles, tomatoes, beans, salad, spinach, plums, pears and apples. However, I would like to emphasize that these are not the only goods which may be consumed, but the public is to be educated to adjust its diet to conform more or less with the fluctuations in the supply of certain foodstuffs. Publicity to this end is not carried out by the Institute for Business Research or by the Government direct but by organizations like the Reich Food Estate (Reichsnährstand) and private companies.

    Another measure serving the same purpose is the Anti-Waste Campaign. The purpose of this is clearly to be seen in its name.

    Other fields of consumption.

    The problems of consumption regulation in other fields are just as great as those in the field of foodstuffs. It is well-known that Germany must import the greater part of the raw materials required for the manufacture of textiles, shoes, etc. As a result of the considerable rise in income in the course of the last five years, the demand for these goods has increased greatly. Thus there arose the danger that consumption would exceed production possibilities. Since it is impossible forcibly to restrict the consumer in this field, the aim was, mainly by means of publicity, to direct consumption in those paths where there was practically no limit to consumption possibilities. Therefore, consumption was directed to all such services as travel, theater, sport, diora, etc. The introduction of the low-priced popular car also means a direction of consumption to a ware which can be produced in quantities sufficient to meet demands.

    Of course publicity is not in itself sufficient. For it is precisely in those fields of consumption where the consumer feels himself free, that it is hardest to get him to use his money for the things which it is desired that he buy. Therefore, publicity has been effectively supported by price reductions of all kinds. Here, too, the low-priced popular car is the best example. This will cost about 1,000 RM. and will be much cheaper than any other car. Moreover, the low-priced popular radio set has promoted purchases in this field. This is being continually improved and reduced in price. The Reichsbahn, the German State Railroad, has established reduced fares for trips to all large exhibitions, such as the automobile exhibition, the radio exhibition, sports meetings, etc. so that more people can take advantage of these occasions.

    Organized consumption.

    A special field in consumption regulation is the organization of consumption which is carried out by the large political units, especially the German Labor Front. Here political and social aims correspond to economic aims. Everything is being done to influence the worker to spend his income as much as possible for such things as mean a substantial rise in his standard of living and as little as possible for such things as burden the German foreign exchange balance. Through organization it is possible to effect price reductions, and these price reductions are to make it possible for the worker to do those things which formerly only the better-situated classes were able to afford.

    The main factor in the field of organized consumption is the organization Kraft durch Freude "Strength through Joy." The following figures and examples show what has been done. Up to 1937, 9 million German citizens had taken journeys and walking trips. The following were taken at random from a list of 350 vacation trips from Berlin which have been arranged for the period from May to September 1938: --

    A two-week trip to Upper-Bavaria costs 60-50 RM., while an eight-day stay on the Baltic costs only 31 RM., and a 16 day trip to East Prussia but 41 RM. These costs include everything: railroad fare, room and board, trips, etc. In the last theater season, 1937/1938, the " Strength through Joy" arranged 7,000 theater performances. For the workers on the auto highways alone some 7,000 concerts and entertainments were arranged. In the last four years 34 million people have participated in the evenings of culture and entertainment arranged by the organization "Feierabend" which I might translate into English as "The Evening Off." Seven million have taken part in sport exhibitions, gymnastics, games, etc. On the island of Rügen a large seaside resort is being constructed, which will offer 20,000 an opportunity for recreation and rest.

    Sea trips take German workers to Portugal, Madeira, Norway and Italy. By the end of 1937, over 180,000 had made such trips. Recently the German Labor Front launched its own ships, the Wilhelm Gustloff and the Robert Ley, which were especially built and fitted for such sea trips. It is planned to build about 20 steamers for this purpose. The comfort and living conditions in that ship are but little different from those in the great liners. just as on the great luxurious liners, so on the Wilhelm Gustloff and the Robert Ley, you can have your daily bath in fresh water, enjoy running hot and cold water in your cabin, drink ice water, swim in a large pool, play in the sports room, enjoy all the deck games and dance in the evening or attend some entertainment. The land trips which are taken are not different from those arranged by the North German Lloyd or by the Hamburg-America Line. Yet the whole three weeks only cost the sum of 158.37 RM., including the railroad trip from Berlin to Genoa and the railroad trip from Hamburg to Berlin. The usual rule is that only those workers are allowed to take these trips whose income is not over 300 RM. per month; most of the participants, indeed, earn less than 200 RM. monthly.

    All these possibilities of organized consumption, which each year include more people, lead to the fact that the standard of living in Germany cannot be ascertained by the usual methods, and also leads, I would like to say in closing, to the fact that the standard of living in Germany cannot be compared statistically with that in other countries. Therefore, when you read any statistics about the standard of living in Germany, you yourselves will have the impression, after hearing about these trips, etc., that these figures do not give the right picture, since the standard of living in Germany is affected by a number of things which cannot be shown by statistics.

    This is exception from the book by James Larratt Battersby which have the very interesting thoughts on Social part of NS. In the next "few" lines there is some funny things, but also there is something worth to read. Try to "pick up" only those what is good.

    P.Z.
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    PROPERTY.

    Property, in the form of land or industrial wealth, is subject to public control, and will be operated in the national and racial interest.

    Private ownership may remain in name; but since all ownership is regarded as trusteeship for the nation, exploitation will be effectively ended.

    Since economic security in all stages of life is guaranteed to every member of the nation, the pursuit of material wealth will become an unnecessary and, indeed, a despised social aim. A man will be honoured for his personal abilities and accomplishments, and for the excellence of his children, rather than for his material riches.

    A man may own his house and other personal possessions; but the exploitation of property for private profit is forbidden.

    The Aryan community recognises its most precious possession in its children. Where property is concerned, the aim will be towards communal ownership and benefit rather than private ownership and benefit.

    INDUSTRY AND FINANCE.

    Aryan Socialism predicates a system in which all men are producers. Excepted only are the children and the aged who, together with those temporarily incapacitated, receive State help and allowances.

    The financial system of International Jewish capitalism has been ended. There is no unearned income, or reward without service. Loans are made interest-free to Industry, thus ending the system of usury or of debt-interest.

    Within the framework of a usury-free system, Industry will be self-governing, with representatives, of management, workers, and consumers, co-operating to distribute equitably the proceeds of Industry.

    Industry and Finance will be subject to general control by central authority for the purpose of coordinating the national industrial system.

    Production is wealth. There is no other economic criterion.

    YOUTH.

    Aryan youth aims to be educated spiritually, mentally and physically for the service of the race and community. Youth reveres the Spirit of Adolf Hitler and of National Socialism in the understanding that "who serves Adolf Hitler, serves the Aryan world; who serves the Aryan world, serves God."

    Youth Movements, both for boys and girls, are a vital part of all Aryan States.

    In young men the Aryan ideal is of physical and athletic fitness, reliability and determination of character, proficiency in chosen livelihood-occupation, and of general usefulness to the community.

    In young women the accent is primarily on fitness for motherhood and home-making, but also on athletics and arts.

    Aryan youth regards its racial unity as indispensable to its continued strength. The concept of race and nation must dominate all other social divisions. In unity and comradeship is the strength of the whole Aryan world.

    The words of Adolf Hitler were: "The Reich is dedicated not to theories but to the maintenance of our people. It is not only knowledge which counts in the Third Reich but also strength. For us the highest ideal is the human type of the future whose radiant spirit has for its home a glorious body so that men, turning from money and property, may once more find their way to ideal riches."

    Aryan youth is sturdy and proof against all trials; is fearless and determined.

    Aryan youth believes in action rather than in words; and in the principle that youth must be led by youth. The Aryan does not devote himself or herself exclusively to personal interest. The ideal of service to the community predominates. To steel the body, to prepare and fortify the mind in order to serve race and people, is the creed of Aryan youth.

    Aryan youth knows first how to obey. Only he who knows to obey can learn to command. Alongside the training and hardening of the body is the task of obedience and discipline in youth.

    National Socialist discipline breeds less trouble in the world than parliamentary democratic chaos.

    Aryan youth is consciously idealistic and believes in sacrifice for the greater good of the community.

    Aryan youth believes in the ideals and hard virtues necessary to the foundation of great peoples, which never surrender or weaken before the blows of life.

    Aryan youth is God-believing.

    WOMAN.

    Every child that an Aryan mother brings into the world is a battle waged for the existence of her people.

    The programme of the National Socialist Women's Movement has truly a single point -- the child.

    The spheres and tasks of man and woman in life are separate but complementary. Mutual respect lies in that both man and woman know that each is doing everything which is necessary to maintain the whole community.

    Aryan woman is honoured in that Adolf Hitler declared, "Had it not been for the constancy and really loving devotion of woman, I should never have been able to lead the Party on to victory."

    The Aryan way of life is determined not by material considerations, but by the soul of a nation. Aryan woman gives herself in conscious idealism to the concept of the national interest before private interest..

    The thoughts of Aryan woman are dominated by the desire to enter family life.

    A creed of the Germanic woman is this: "We serve the life of our people. We regard our household tasks as a means for achieving and maintaining the physical and spiritual health of the nation."

    Aryan woman brings true love and affection, and a happy, well-run home to refresh and inspire her man.

    Aryan woman is treated with chivalry and respect by Aryan man.

    The morality of the Aryan girl is summed up in the words of the Reich Youth leader. "As girls you must learn to play your part in the national community and you have to school yourselves for the day when you shall become the wives of our men and the mothers of the new generation. For the men who are to shape the future of the German people need women of your kind: women who in profound faith and brave in spirit are prepared to share with their men-folk every hardship and sacrifice. That is a high aim for every girl, for the attainment of which it is very worth while to devote years to making oneself strong, ready and capable to preserve and keep oneself pure with a view to being able in all honesty to fulfil this mission."

    There is the world of man and the world of woman. Nature has ordained that man should be the guardian of the family and the protector of the community. The world of contented womanhood is made up of family, husband, children, and home. Both man and woman form a totality in which a people is able to live and prosper.

    Honoured above all is the mother. It were far better to be the mother of healthy Aryan children than a clever woman lawyer.

    The affairs of an Aryan State should remove every economic obstacle to increase the birth-rate. The Strength of the race and nation is the Child.

    The unmarried mother is honoured and respected in the Aryan State, as are all children born from the union of true love and racial instinct.

    It is a first duty of the Aryan State to safeguard the mother and child.

    The Aryan State regards the education of woman as a mother. housewife, nurse, and as a Socialist comrade, as fundamental to self-realisation. Thus education does not end with youthful schooling. but continues organically throughout life.

    Aryan woman finds her joy and self-fulfilment in creative living, and in a conscious development of the higher culture of National Socialism.

    Aryan woman guards the purity of her blood in which reposes her racial instinct and strength, the guarantor of Aryan culture.

    THE ARMY.

    The Aryan or German believes in the armed forces of his people as responsible for their destiny and as the guarantor of the future.

    The Army is for the defence of a country and of a racial concept, not for the protection of a political and economic system.

    This is the pledge of the Aryan and German soldier: "At the beginning of our struggle there stood Germany; at the end of our struggle there will once more stand Germany."

    The fight for Germany has always come and will always come from the world of German soldiery.

    The school of the Army teaches the German in self-confidence to rely upon his own strength.

    The German Army exists not to deprive other peoples of their freedom, but to protect German freedom.

    The German was always a good soldier. The service of arms was never for Germans an enforced service, but at all periods of history a service of the highest honour.

    There is nothing else in the whole of Germany which is so rich in traditions as the Army.

    In the indissoluble and sworn unity of People, Party and Army lies the enduring strength of Germany and of the whole Aryan world.

    The Aryan believes in the eternal and imperishable Front of German soldiery.

    CULTURE.

    Mere intellectualism is a disease or wavering of the mind. Willpower allied to set purpose alone create strength of mind and a true culture.

    A true culture knows strength as well as knowledge. The essence of Aryan culture is the certainty of racial destiny, and the consecration of all energies to the accomplishment of the racial mission.

    There is no such thing as a revolution in art. The only eternal art is Greek-Nordic.

    Art will always remain the expression of the longings and realities of an era.

    Respect for the great men of the past is the sacred heritage of nations.

    No age can claim to free itself from its duty to foster art.

    The moral strength of a nation depends upon its cultural activities.

    Wars come and go, but the values of culture remain.

    True art and culture are the expression of the soul and ideals of a community.

    Art is the image of the artist's soul. Beauty is to be associated with that which is healthy and natural. Aryan culture should rigorously oppose the degenerate art and ugliness of diseased and corrupt minds, and always maintain a high aesthetic standard.

    The soul of a people is determined by its culture.

    It is not the function of culture to bring modernism to the art of the ancients. The standards of art are rather as to whether it is "valueless" or "valuable" -- "transitory" or "eternal."

    True art is and remains eternal. It does not follow the law of the season's fashions.

    The National Socialist Revolution brought about cultural renaissance as well as political and economic reform.

    The artists of the Aryan world must also be fighters. A new epoch is created not by mere litterateurs, but by men and women who fashion and lead peoples, and who thus make history.

    Aryan culture can only be fully understood by pure-blooded Aryans; so do not expect full appreciation of the highest values from mixed breeds.

    It is no mere chance that the German, who so often on this earth has had to pass his life in suffering and anguish, found refuge then in song.

    There can be no finer hymns than those which represent a Profession of faith-a pledge to place one's race and people before everything else on earth.

    The Songs of the Aryans are also a profession of faith in the Almighty -- a pledge to do His will, His work.

    "For it is not men who have created this people, but the God who stands above us all. He has fashioned this people; it has come to be according to His will; and it is our will that it shall remain and nevermore pass away." -- Adolf Hitler.

    The promotion of Aryan culture is well served by a Ministry of Enlightenment, to educate the people in the Aryan way-of-life, and to guide the entire realm of art. The power of the Press, Radio, Theatre and Cinema should be consecrated to the Aryan cultural Mission.

    AGRICULTURE.

    The foundation of a State is its peasantry and agriculture.

    The farming community has the right to State protection both as regards Permanency of tenure and the sale of its Produce.

    Maximum production from the land, but without exhausting its fertility, is a Primary aim of an Aryan State.

    Land Settlement, with the creation of small holdings for family groups, is the aim of an Aryan State, rather than the movement of population to the towns and cities.

    Self-sufficiency in food production and consumption is the agrarian ideal to place before all Aryan nations.

    EDUCATION.

    The establishment of the new Ministry of Education in National Socialist Germany in May, 1934, led for the first time in Germany to a centralised control on the basis of a unified political and philosophical outlook.

    Education in an Aryan State should be consistently based upon the foundation of Aryan culture.

    National Socialism insists upon the Priority of life and action over all other systems of education and learning.

    The Aryan concept is of practical rather than theoretical experience in education; and sees in political struggle, in youth movements for both sexes, character-builders of the first order.

    Physical training and athletic accomplishment are an essential part of youthful training in Aryan peoples.

    All forms of education in Aryan Germany had one aim: the shaping of the National Socialist man and woman.

    Man is a Unity, of Spirit, mind and body; and education should develop him as an integrated trinity.

    The foundation of Aryan States is in an understanding of racial philosophy and biology.

    Higher education should be determined by merit. Thus, strength of character and mind, physical fitness and marked racial traits are points insisted upon in this selection.

    Intellectual capabilities alone are insufficient. To them should be added strong will-power, a sense of right behaviour and of team work, and a consciousness of belonging to the German racial stock.

    The examples given in Hitler Germany, in respect of Youth movements, Labour and Military service, in respect of vocational training both for young men and women, as additional to the general educational system, are a guide to all Aryan peoples.

    The function of education is not exclusively to fill the mind with knowledge, but to develop capabilities needed to occupy a position of responsibility.

    Education for political posts should receive prime attention. For Whereas the power of money has determined political position within the plutocracies, merit alone should count in an Aryan State. The science of politics requires first-class human material and its technical schooling as surely as does any other science.

    The National Socialist principle of education places the main emphasis not on intellectual attainments, but on character.

    ECONOMICS.

    The pursuit of agriculture is the foundation of the Aryan State. The countryside produces men for the nation, and has been through decades the eternal source of national strength.

    In the sphere of economic life all action must be governed by one law; capital serves Industry: and Industry serves the people.

    What is necessary is to teach each class and profession the importance of the others. All together form one mighty body: labourer, peasant, and professional man.

    All work which is necessary ennobles him who performs it. Only one thing is shameful -- to contribute nothing to the community.

    Time and again, in his speeches on economic questions, Adolf Hitler spoke of the prime necessity of preserving and developing the agricultural class. He said, "It was not without a purpose that the petition for our daily bread was included in the prayer of Christendom."

    Nothing falls into a man's lap from heaven. It is from labour that life grows.

    The Labour Service, the school through which all members of the nation pass, redeems the labour of men's hands from the scornful valuation which bourgeois society has set upon it.

    Every worker, every peasant, and every employer will support the National Socialist Government as one man, for their interests are common to them all.

    The wage of a people has meaning only when it arises from production. Every increase in production should benefit the whole people and raise the people's standard of living.

    The faith of the Aryan is contained in the conviction You are here only to serve your people. Alone you are nothing: only as part of the life of the whole you are everything, only in a Front are you power."

    Life is not a problem of financial speculations, but always only a problem of work.

    The folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money, but on the results of productive labour, which is what gives money its value. This production, and not a bank or gold reserve, is the first cover for a currency.

    The class-struggle is rooted out from the Aryan State. Before this there were many castes in the system; but the German Labour Front brought home to, the people the consciousness of belonging to the caste of German working men.

    The National Socialist Party is the greatest organisation ever built by men.

    "The final objective is that in Germany, as in the United States, there shall be a car to every five inhabitants.

    "Every year a thousand kilometres of motor-roads will be opened until the greatest work "undertaken in the history of mankind is completed." -- Adolf Hitler.

    Germany's economic salvation was due solely to the nation's own efforts under its own leadership.

    For National Socialists it is a cardinal principle of political and economic faith not to look for salvation from outside the nation, but to seek such aid solely through their own wisdom and energy.

    The facts and figures of German national reconstruction, which may be studied from the relevant documents, are proof of social achievement which is unique in its extent and effects. National Socialist Germany stands as an example to the whole world of the harmonious solution of social and economic problems.

    "We have made, it possible, without gold and without foreign exchange, to maintain the value of the German mark. Behind the German mark stands the German capacity for work, while some foreign countries, suffocated by gold, have been compelled to devalue their currencies." -- Adolf Hitler.

    "Today, in May, 1938, the world around us suffers from the anxiety which the unemployment of millions brings with it. In Germany we begin to be anxious because we have not enough workmen." -- Adolf Hitler.

    The German wishes, to live decently: he does not like to go to ruin in idleness.

    "Help thyself, and then thou wilt also have the help of the Almighty." -- Adolf Hitler.

    In this the National Socialist State will always insist ruthlessly, that every individual sets above his own interests the interests of the community.

    National Socialism declares that the only form of an increase in wages is an increase in production.

    "We have founded a new economic system and its basis is that capital is work-power, and the cover for our money lies in our production." -- Adolf Hitler.

    LABOUR SERVICE.

    Adolf Hitler said of the Labour Service in National Socialist Germany, "Through this school the entire nation will pass. The time will come when no German will be grafted into the community of the people unless he has first passed through this community."

    The Labour Service, which applies alike to male and female youth -- each with their respectively natural tasks -- is regarded as a duty of honour carried out in the service of the nation as a whole.

    Every Aryan should be worker and soldier for his race and people. Within this philosophy of common service for the general good are drawn young men and women from all sections of society. So is created a true community of the people, in which all workers, whether by hand or brain, join in practical understanding of the dignity of manual labour close to the soil.

    The work of the young men is in such tasks as road-making, diking and ditching, with land reclamation, clearing and levelling.

    The work of the young women is especially applied to aiding German mothers and farm households. Together with their brothers, these young Aryan women are imbued with a sense of duty to the nation as a whole.

    LABOUR POLICY AND SOCIAL WELFARE.

    The supreme political aim of social policy, while bettering the conditions of the people as science makes it possible, is the maintenance of national solidarity.

    Social honour recognises no distinction between the employer and the employed. All of them work for a common purpose and are entitled to equal honour and respect.

    The National Socialist State ended unemployment and created a united force of workers and producers, whether by hand, technical or organising ability, in the German Labour Front.

    Physical and mental recreations for the workers were organised in Germany by the "Strength through Joy" Movement. The extent of this work was greater than anything previously achieved in social policy anywhere in the world. Concerts, film and theatre shows; popular education; travel, excursions, and holidays; active participation in sport -- all branches of cultural activity for the healthy enjoyment of leisure hours were promoted.

    The "Strength through Joy" organisation was the unified welfare body of the German Labour Front.

    A significant achievement was the possession by the German workers of a fleet of ocean-going passenger ships.

    German labour policy aimed to beautify factory conditions, to create cultural and athletic amenities, and to create the greatest possible efficiency in production.

    The Tribunals of Social Honour defended the all-important "community spirit" in Industry. An incapable employer or an antisocial employee may be dismissed for the protection of social order.

    Workers were entitled to redress for wrongful dismissal before a Labour Court.

    Social insurance, unemployment relief, and a comprehensive system for the protection of labour were essential parts of German labour policy and social welfare.

    In all social policy the Aryan honours the principle, "the individual interest must be subordinated: to the general interest."

    The National Socialist system of welfare bad as its inspiration the dictum of Adolf Hitler, "One for all; all for one."

    A significant achievement in social welfare was the "Mother and Child" organisation. Separate holidays and homes for mothers and children were provided. By 1936 nearly 3 million women had sought the assistance and advice of the "Mother and Child" offices.

    GERMAN SPORT ORGANISATION.

    National Socialist Germany placed athletics on a firm foundation, with centralised direction. The German Reich Sports League incorporated some 49,000 federations, and was responsible for the organisation of the highly successful Olympic Games in Berlin.

    The new type gymnastic instructor of the Reich Academy for Physical Culture was a State official, and guarantor of manly strength based upon physical training. The instructors were incorporated in a single national union.

    Physical training and sports activity are an integral part of the life of an Aryan community. The entire German people was able to take an active and joyful part in sport and physical exercises. A new department in the Ministry of the Interior was created for handling all matter connected with sport and gymnastics.

    The German Games were intended to be a revelation of dedicated national strength and vitality. Just as Olympia was the sacred city of the ancient Greek contests, so it was intended to make Nuremberg the Olympia of the German nation.

    Aryan men and women believe in the strength and beauty, born of healthy living, which are the supreme expression of the nobility of a real freedom.

    German athleticism is a true expression of German character.

    It is the high mission of National Socialist schooling and training to achieve the unity of strong soul, healthy mind and steeled body.

    Sport should primarily be taken up in the service of national fitness.

    Emphasis in Aryan athletic concepts is laid on the value of team work.

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    This is exception from the book by James Larratt Battersby which have the very interesting thoughts on Social part of NS. In the next "few" lines there is some funny things, but also there is something worth to read. Try to "pick up" only those what is good.

    P.Z.
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    PROPERTY.

    Property, in the form of land or industrial wealth, is subject to public control, and will be operated in the national and racial interest.

    Private ownership may remain in name; but since all ownership is regarded as trusteeship for the nation, exploitation will be effectively ended.

    Since economic security in all stages of life is guaranteed to every member of the nation, the pursuit of material wealth will become an unnecessary and, indeed, a despised social aim. A man will be honoured for his personal abilities and accomplishments, and for the excellence of his children, rather than for his material riches.

    A man may own his house and other personal possessions; but the exploitation of property for private profit is forbidden.

    The Aryan community recognises its most precious possession in its children. Where property is concerned, the aim will be towards communal ownership and benefit rather than private ownership and benefit.

    INDUSTRY AND FINANCE.

    Aryan Socialism predicates a system in which all men are producers. Excepted only are the children and the aged who, together with those temporarily incapacitated, receive State help and allowances.

    The financial system of International Jewish capitalism has been ended. There is no unearned income, or reward without service. Loans are made interest-free to Industry, thus ending the system of usury or of debt-interest.

    Within the framework of a usury-free system, Industry will be self-governing, with representatives, of management, workers, and consumers, co-operating to distribute equitably the proceeds of Industry.

    Industry and Finance will be subject to general control by central authority for the purpose of coordinating the national industrial system.

    Production is wealth. There is no other economic criterion.

    YOUTH.

    Aryan youth aims to be educated spiritually, mentally and physically for the service of the race and community. Youth reveres the Spirit of Adolf Hitler and of National Socialism in the understanding that "who serves Adolf Hitler, serves the Aryan world; who serves the Aryan world, serves God."

    Youth Movements, both for boys and girls, are a vital part of all Aryan States.

    In young men the Aryan ideal is of physical and athletic fitness, reliability and determination of character, proficiency in chosen livelihood-occupation, and of general usefulness to the community.

    In young women the accent is primarily on fitness for motherhood and home-making, but also on athletics and arts.

    Aryan youth regards its racial unity as indispensable to its continued strength. The concept of race and nation must dominate all other social divisions. In unity and comradeship is the strength of the whole Aryan world.

    The words of Adolf Hitler were: "The Reich is dedicated not to theories but to the maintenance of our people. It is not only knowledge which counts in the Third Reich but also strength. For us the highest ideal is the human type of the future whose radiant spirit has for its home a glorious body so that men, turning from money and property, may once more find their way to ideal riches."

    Aryan youth is sturdy and proof against all trials; is fearless and determined.

    Aryan youth believes in action rather than in words; and in the principle that youth must be led by youth. The Aryan does not devote himself or herself exclusively to personal interest. The ideal of service to the community predominates. To steel the body, to prepare and fortify the mind in order to serve race and people, is the creed of Aryan youth.

    Aryan youth knows first how to obey. Only he who knows to obey can learn to command. Alongside the training and hardening of the body is the task of obedience and discipline in youth.

    National Socialist discipline breeds less trouble in the world than parliamentary democratic chaos.

    Aryan youth is consciously idealistic and believes in sacrifice for the greater good of the community.

    Aryan youth believes in the ideals and hard virtues necessary to the foundation of great peoples, which never surrender or weaken before the blows of life.

    Aryan youth is God-believing.

    WOMAN.

    Every child that an Aryan mother brings into the world is a battle waged for the existence of her people.

    The programme of the National Socialist Women's Movement has truly a single point -- the child.

    The spheres and tasks of man and woman in life are separate but complementary. Mutual respect lies in that both man and woman know that each is doing everything which is necessary to maintain the whole community.

    Aryan woman is honoured in that Adolf Hitler declared, "Had it not been for the constancy and really loving devotion of woman, I should never have been able to lead the Party on to victory."

    The Aryan way of life is determined not by material considerations, but by the soul of a nation. Aryan woman gives herself in conscious idealism to the concept of the national interest before private interest..

    The thoughts of Aryan woman are dominated by the desire to enter family life.

    A creed of the Germanic woman is this: "We serve the life of our people. We regard our household tasks as a means for achieving and maintaining the physical and spiritual health of the nation."

    Aryan woman brings true love and affection, and a happy, well-run home to refresh and inspire her man.

    Aryan woman is treated with chivalry and respect by Aryan man.

    The morality of the Aryan girl is summed up in the words of the Reich Youth leader. "As girls you must learn to play your part in the national community and you have to school yourselves for the day when you shall become the wives of our men and the mothers of the new generation. For the men who are to shape the future of the German people need women of your kind: women who in profound faith and brave in spirit are prepared to share with their men-folk every hardship and sacrifice. That is a high aim for every girl, for the attainment of which it is very worth while to devote years to making oneself strong, ready and capable to preserve and keep oneself pure with a view to being able in all honesty to fulfil this mission."

    There is the world of man and the world of woman. Nature has ordained that man should be the guardian of the family and the protector of the community. The world of contented womanhood is made up of family, husband, children, and home. Both man and woman form a totality in which a people is able to live and prosper.

    Honoured above all is the mother. It were far better to be the mother of healthy Aryan children than a clever woman lawyer.

    The affairs of an Aryan State should remove every economic obstacle to increase the birth-rate. The Strength of the race and nation is the Child.

    The unmarried mother is honoured and respected in the Aryan State, as are all children born from the union of true love and racial instinct.

    It is a first duty of the Aryan State to safeguard the mother and child.

    The Aryan State regards the education of woman as a mother. housewife, nurse, and as a Socialist comrade, as fundamental to self-realisation. Thus education does not end with youthful schooling. but continues organically throughout life.

    Aryan woman finds her joy and self-fulfilment in creative living, and in a conscious development of the higher culture of National Socialism.

    Aryan woman guards the purity of her blood in which reposes her racial instinct and strength, the guarantor of Aryan culture.

    THE ARMY.

    The Aryan or German believes in the armed forces of his people as responsible for their destiny and as the guarantor of the future.

    The Army is for the defence of a country and of a racial concept, not for the protection of a political and economic system.

    This is the pledge of the Aryan and German soldier: "At the beginning of our struggle there stood Germany; at the end of our struggle there will once more stand Germany."

    The fight for Germany has always come and will always come from the world of German soldiery.

    The school of the Army teaches the German in self-confidence to rely upon his own strength.

    The German Army exists not to deprive other peoples of their freedom, but to protect German freedom.

    The German was always a good soldier. The service of arms was never for Germans an enforced service, but at all periods of history a service of the highest honour.

    There is nothing else in the whole of Germany which is so rich in traditions as the Army.

    In the indissoluble and sworn unity of People, Party and Army lies the enduring strength of Germany and of the whole Aryan world.

    The Aryan believes in the eternal and imperishable Front of German soldiery.

    CULTURE.

    Mere intellectualism is a disease or wavering of the mind. Willpower allied to set purpose alone create strength of mind and a true culture.

    A true culture knows strength as well as knowledge. The essence of Aryan culture is the certainty of racial destiny, and the consecration of all energies to the accomplishment of the racial mission.

    There is no such thing as a revolution in art. The only eternal art is Greek-Nordic.

    Art will always remain the expression of the longings and realities of an era.

    Respect for the great men of the past is the sacred heritage of nations.

    No age can claim to free itself from its duty to foster art.

    The moral strength of a nation depends upon its cultural activities.

    Wars come and go, but the values of culture remain.

    True art and culture are the expression of the soul and ideals of a community.

    Art is the image of the artist's soul. Beauty is to be associated with that which is healthy and natural. Aryan culture should rigorously oppose the degenerate art and ugliness of diseased and corrupt minds, and always maintain a high aesthetic standard.

    The soul of a people is determined by its culture.

    It is not the function of culture to bring modernism to the art of the ancients. The standards of art are rather as to whether it is "valueless" or "valuable" -- "transitory" or "eternal."

    True art is and remains eternal. It does not follow the law of the season's fashions.

    The National Socialist Revolution brought about cultural renaissance as well as political and economic reform.

    The artists of the Aryan world must also be fighters. A new epoch is created not by mere litterateurs, but by men and women who fashion and lead peoples, and who thus make history.

    Aryan culture can only be fully understood by pure-blooded Aryans; so do not expect full appreciation of the highest values from mixed breeds.

    It is no mere chance that the German, who so often on this earth has had to pass his life in suffering and anguish, found refuge then in song.

    There can be no finer hymns than those which represent a Profession of faith-a pledge to place one's race and people before everything else on earth.

    The Songs of the Aryans are also a profession of faith in the Almighty -- a pledge to do His will, His work.

    "For it is not men who have created this people, but the God who stands above us all. He has fashioned this people; it has come to be according to His will; and it is our will that it shall remain and nevermore pass away." -- Adolf Hitler.

    The promotion of Aryan culture is well served by a Ministry of Enlightenment, to educate the people in the Aryan way-of-life, and to guide the entire realm of art. The power of the Press, Radio, Theatre and Cinema should be consecrated to the Aryan cultural Mission.

    AGRICULTURE.

    The foundation of a State is its peasantry and agriculture.

    The farming community has the right to State protection both as regards Permanency of tenure and the sale of its Produce.

    Maximum production from the land, but without exhausting its fertility, is a Primary aim of an Aryan State.

    Land Settlement, with the creation of small holdings for family groups, is the aim of an Aryan State, rather than the movement of population to the towns and cities.

    Self-sufficiency in food production and consumption is the agrarian ideal to place before all Aryan nations.

    EDUCATION.

    The establishment of the new Ministry of Education in National Socialist Germany in May, 1934, led for the first time in Germany to a centralised control on the basis of a unified political and philosophical outlook.

    Education in an Aryan State should be consistently based upon the foundation of Aryan culture.

    National Socialism insists upon the Priority of life and action over all other systems of education and learning.

    The Aryan concept is of practical rather than theoretical experience in education; and sees in political struggle, in youth movements for both sexes, character-builders of the first order.

    Physical training and athletic accomplishment are an essential part of youthful training in Aryan peoples.

    All forms of education in Aryan Germany had one aim: the shaping of the National Socialist man and woman.

    Man is a Unity, of Spirit, mind and body; and education should develop him as an integrated trinity.

    The foundation of Aryan States is in an understanding of racial philosophy and biology.

    Higher education should be determined by merit. Thus, strength of character and mind, physical fitness and marked racial traits are points insisted upon in this selection.

    Intellectual capabilities alone are insufficient. To them should be added strong will-power, a sense of right behaviour and of team work, and a consciousness of belonging to the German racial stock.

    The examples given in Hitler Germany, in respect of Youth movements, Labour and Military service, in respect of vocational training both for young men and women, as additional to the general educational system, are a guide to all Aryan peoples.

    The function of education is not exclusively to fill the mind with knowledge, but to develop capabilities needed to occupy a position of responsibility.

    Education for political posts should receive prime attention. For Whereas the power of money has determined political position within the plutocracies, merit alone should count in an Aryan State. The science of politics requires first-class human material and its technical schooling as surely as does any other science.

    The National Socialist principle of education places the main emphasis not on intellectual attainments, but on character.

    ECONOMICS.

    The pursuit of agriculture is the foundation of the Aryan State. The countryside produces men for the nation, and has been through decades the eternal source of national strength.

    In the sphere of economic life all action must be governed by one law; capital serves Industry: and Industry serves the people.

    What is necessary is to teach each class and profession the importance of the others. All together form one mighty body: labourer, peasant, and professional man.

    All work which is necessary ennobles him who performs it. Only one thing is shameful -- to contribute nothing to the community.

    Time and again, in his speeches on economic questions, Adolf Hitler spoke of the prime necessity of preserving and developing the agricultural class. He said, "It was not without a purpose that the petition for our daily bread was included in the prayer of Christendom."

    Nothing falls into a man's lap from heaven. It is from labour that life grows.

    The Labour Service, the school through which all members of the nation pass, redeems the labour of men's hands from the scornful valuation which bourgeois society has set upon it.

    Every worker, every peasant, and every employer will support the National Socialist Government as one man, for their interests are common to them all.

    The wage of a people has meaning only when it arises from production. Every increase in production should benefit the whole people and raise the people's standard of living.

    The faith of the Aryan is contained in the conviction You are here only to serve your people. Alone you are nothing: only as part of the life of the whole you are everything, only in a Front are you power."

    Life is not a problem of financial speculations, but always only a problem of work.

    The folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money, but on the results of productive labour, which is what gives money its value. This production, and not a bank or gold reserve, is the first cover for a currency.

    The class-struggle is rooted out from the Aryan State. Before this there were many castes in the system; but the German Labour Front brought home to, the people the consciousness of belonging to the caste of German working men.

    The National Socialist Party is the greatest organisation ever built by men.

    "The final objective is that in Germany, as in the United States, there shall be a car to every five inhabitants.

    "Every year a thousand kilometres of motor-roads will be opened until the greatest work "undertaken in the history of mankind is completed." -- Adolf Hitler.

    Germany's economic salvation was due solely to the nation's own efforts under its own leadership.

    For National Socialists it is a cardinal principle of political and economic faith not to look for salvation from outside the nation, but to seek such aid solely through their own wisdom and energy.

    The facts and figures of German national reconstruction, which may be studied from the relevant documents, are proof of social achievement which is unique in its extent and effects. National Socialist Germany stands as an example to the whole world of the harmonious solution of social and economic problems.

    "We have made, it possible, without gold and without foreign exchange, to maintain the value of the German mark. Behind the German mark stands the German capacity for work, while some foreign countries, suffocated by gold, have been compelled to devalue their currencies." -- Adolf Hitler.

    "Today, in May, 1938, the world around us suffers from the anxiety which the unemployment of millions brings with it. In Germany we begin to be anxious because we have not enough workmen." -- Adolf Hitler.

    The German wishes, to live decently: he does not like to go to ruin in idleness.

    "Help thyself, and then thou wilt also have the help of the Almighty." -- Adolf Hitler.

    In this the National Socialist State will always insist ruthlessly, that every individual sets above his own interests the interests of the community.

    National Socialism declares that the only form of an increase in wages is an increase in production.

    "We have founded a new economic system and its basis is that capital is work-power, and the cover for our money lies in our production." -- Adolf Hitler.

    LABOUR SERVICE.

    Adolf Hitler said of the Labour Service in National Socialist Germany, "Through this school the entire nation will pass. The time will come when no German will be grafted into the community of the people unless he has first passed through this community."

    The Labour Service, which applies alike to male and female youth -- each with their respectively natural tasks -- is regarded as a duty of honour carried out in the service of the nation as a whole.

    Every Aryan should be worker and soldier for his race and people. Within this philosophy of common service for the general good are drawn young men and women from all sections of society. So is created a true community of the people, in which all workers, whether by hand or brain, join in practical understanding of the dignity of manual labour close to the soil.

    The work of the young men is in such tasks as road-making, diking and ditching, with land reclamation, clearing and levelling.

    The work of the young women is especially applied to aiding German mothers and farm households. Together with their brothers, these young Aryan women are imbued with a sense of duty to the nation as a whole.

    LABOUR POLICY AND SOCIAL WELFARE.

    The supreme political aim of social policy, while bettering the conditions of the people as science makes it possible, is the maintenance of national solidarity.

    Social honour recognises no distinction between the employer and the employed. All of them work for a common purpose and are entitled to equal honour and respect.

    The National Socialist State ended unemployment and created a united force of workers and producers, whether by hand, technical or organising ability, in the German Labour Front.

    Physical and mental recreations for the workers were organised in Germany by the "Strength through Joy" Movement. The extent of this work was greater than anything previously achieved in social policy anywhere in the world. Concerts, film and theatre shows; popular education; travel, excursions, and holidays; active participation in sport -- all branches of cultural activity for the healthy enjoyment of leisure hours were promoted.

    The "Strength through Joy" organisation was the unified welfare body of the German Labour Front.

    A significant achievement was the possession by the German workers of a fleet of ocean-going passenger ships.

    German labour policy aimed to beautify factory conditions, to create cultural and athletic amenities, and to create the greatest possible efficiency in production.

    The Tribunals of Social Honour defended the all-important "community spirit" in Industry. An incapable employer or an antisocial employee may be dismissed for the protection of social order.

    Workers were entitled to redress for wrongful dismissal before a Labour Court.

    Social insurance, unemployment relief, and a comprehensive system for the protection of labour were essential parts of German labour policy and social welfare.

    In all social policy the Aryan honours the principle, "the individual interest must be subordinated: to the general interest."

    The National Socialist system of welfare bad as its inspiration the dictum of Adolf Hitler, "One for all; all for one."

    A significant achievement in social welfare was the "Mother and Child" organisation. Separate holidays and homes for mothers and children were provided. By 1936 nearly 3 million women had sought the assistance and advice of the "Mother and Child" offices.

    GERMAN SPORT ORGANISATION.

    National Socialist Germany placed athletics on a firm foundation, with centralised direction. The German Reich Sports League incorporated some 49,000 federations, and was responsible for the organisation of the highly successful Olympic Games in Berlin.

    The new type gymnastic instructor of the Reich Academy for Physical Culture was a State official, and guarantor of manly strength based upon physical training. The instructors were incorporated in a single national union.

    Physical training and sports activity are an integral part of the life of an Aryan community. The entire German people was able to take an active and joyful part in sport and physical exercises. A new department in the Ministry of the Interior was created for handling all matter connected with sport and gymnastics.

    The German Games were intended to be a revelation of dedicated national strength and vitality. Just as Olympia was the sacred city of the ancient Greek contests, so it was intended to make Nuremberg the Olympia of the German nation.

    Aryan men and women believe in the strength and beauty, born of healthy living, which are the supreme expression of the nobility of a real freedom.

    German athleticism is a true expression of German character.

    It is the high mission of National Socialist schooling and training to achieve the unity of strong soul, healthy mind and steeled body.

    Sport should primarily be taken up in the service of national fitness.

    Emphasis in Aryan athletic concepts is laid on the value of team work.
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    PROPERTY.

    Property, in the form of land or industrial wealth, is subject to public control, and will be operated in the national and racial interest.

    Private ownership may remain in name; but since all ownership is regarded as trusteeship for the nation, exploitation will be effectively ended.

    Since economic security in all stages of life is guaranteed to every member of the nation, the pursuit of material wealth will become an unnecessary and, indeed, a despised social aim. A man will be honoured for his personal abilities and accomplishments, and for the excellence of his children, rather than for his material riches.

    A man may own his house and other personal possessions; but the exploitation of property for private profit is forbidden.


    lol, it always makes me laugh when nazis say, 'communism doesn't work' and 'it is against human nature', when Nazi Germanys economy was communist in all but name!

    good articles though. when people say to me that a non-capitalist form of government doesn't work, i always direct them to Nazi Germany, where the economy was thrived without working class exploitation. if it wasn't for the blatant racism, i might have been a nazi

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    Originally posted by Dzerzhinsky


    lol, it always makes me laugh when nazis say, 'communism doesn't work' and 'it is against human nature', when Nazi Germanys economy was communist in all but name!

    good articles though. when people say to me that a non-capitalist form of government doesn't work, i always direct them to Nazi Germany, where the economy was thrived without working class exploitation. if it wasn't for the blatant racism, i might have been a nazi
    Hahaha! eyes:

    You seemed to have understood nothing!

    I read both long posts and there are enough sources in them to make the dumbest understand what its about!

    Communism = dictatory rule of a "class" and revolutionizing masses for class-warfare. Liwuidation of all other elites "bourgois", confiscation of all private property ect. ec.t

    Now where do you see this in the above posts being mentioned?

    The entire Marxist doctrine is built upon the myth, that economy is the deciive factor of politics.
    While NS states, the economy is just a tool of the state, to serve the people.

    And unlike Communist Russia, Germany didnt mass-execute and murder its population to establish its system. Because as it states, the German People are of importance and nothing else.

    Oh, NS was "Racists" - Oh dear! Those evil Nazis - they dont want every damned living person on this planet coming to Germany and having part of the achievement of the German ppl! Oh dear - they are against parasites! eyes:

    Read again - its NATIONAL Socialism! Its for Germans in Germany and no one else.
    You got that now? I hope so!

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    notice the smily at the bottom? could it possibly that what i was saying was tongue in cheek? i was simply pointing out that the ECONOMIC policies of national socialism are along the same line as communism. of course, the goals they set out to achieve are the opposite, but they are similar in that they are anti-capitalist, anti-materialist and anti-exploitation of workers.

    Communism = dictatory rule of a "class" and revolutionizing masses for class-warfare. Liwuidation of all other elites "bourgois", confiscation of all private property ect. ec.t

    where does it say this is the manifesto? Marxism is an economic theory, just like NS is a political theory. the consequences of Marxs economics might be similar (or were supposed to be) to what you have stated, but he doesn't necessarily state all private property should be conviscated. he beleived in capitalism, then socialism and then communism.

    The entire Marxist doctrine is built upon the myth, that economy is the deciive factor of politics.
    While NS states, the economy is just a tool of the state, to serve the people.


    yes this is true (its not a myth BTW), but this is another discussion. what is the matter with you nazis? why do you always try to turn an economic debate into a political one? if you don't beleive that he who holds the economic power, holds the political power, then you are denying fact. look at the jews in america, they hold massive amounts of economic sway and, coninsidently, they are the only nation to support Israel.

    And unlike Communist Russia, Germany didnt mass-execute and murder its population to establish its system.

    there were excecutions in USSR, but not on the scale you speak of. and unlike Germany, those killed were political prisoners, not just ethnic minorities who couldn't help the fact that they were born!

    Because as it states, the German People are of importance and nothing else.

    this ridiculous sense of German superiority has cost you two world wars, a holocaust and a divided nation for 40 years. if your government is not careful, and doesn't silence people like you, we will have another war. the result will be the same though, a German humiliation. how many losses do you need to make you realise you are not superior?

    Oh dear - they are against parasites!

    who are you to define parasite! the only parasite here is you! you are living off the 'glories' of the evil third reich! you constantly live off achievments by prominent whites and try to pass them off as your own. you think that because some members of your race have done some good things, that you are born better!

    Read again - its NATIONAL Socialism! Its for Germans in Germany and no one else.
    You got that now? I hope so!


    is it any wonder your movement is going nowhere with people like you in it? your laughable uncomprimising position will turn any potential ally away from you (i am NOT a potential ally for NS, but on some issues, left and right should work together). here i am, praising the German Nazi economy and wanting to learn more about it, and you claim i can't, why? because "NS is for Germans"???? unbeleivable!

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    PROPERTY.

    Property, in the form of land or industrial wealth, is subject to public control, and will be operated in the national and racial interest.

    Private ownership may remain in name; but since all ownership is regarded as trusteeship for the nation, exploitation will be effectively ended.

    Since economic security in all stages of life is guaranteed to every member of the nation, the pursuit of material wealth will become an unnecessary and, indeed, a despised social aim. A man will be honoured for his personal abilities and accomplishments, and for the excellence of his children, rather than for his material riches.

    A man may own his house and other personal possessions; but the exploitation of property for private profit is forbidden.


    this may not be true 'communism', but this was almost IDENTICAL to the economic state of the USSR. take out the part that says racial and replace it with working class, and it could be part of the Soviet constitution!

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    "...says racial and replace it with working class, and it could be part of the Soviet constitution!"

    Exactly it is the point of socialism in NS. EVERYTHING serves to the National/racial community, even the state. Wehrmacht already told you.

    "yes this is true (its not a myth BTW), but this is another discussion. what is the matter with you nazis? why do you always try to turn an economic debate into a political one? if you don't beleive that he who holds the economic power, holds the political power, then you are denying fact. look at the jews in america, they hold massive amounts of economic sway and, coninsidently, they are the only nation to support Israel. "

    NS is not the one in a row of different kind politic views, and that is what you others cannot understand. Our policy have strong social sence, and you will understand it if you read carefully Mein Kampf and Ich Kämpfe. Racial policy goes along with economic policy, and it cannot be separated in every kind of debate.
    NS is the will for Rebirth of entire humanity. In it you can find the greate elements of Religion and Belifes.
    National-socialism IS The New Order, not the mean for creating the one or some sort of stairs to the something which we called New Order. It is entire World Outlook, and way of life. Communism is not like it. -Communism- is political weapon for creating pure Marxist society - Nothing is yours, everything is common.
    And, by the way, communism had never been fair toward the work class. x_nono

    I will ignore your posts, because I think that you cannot understand what is NS and what is Communism...you are trying to find your life path. Go on search, and find something what is best for you. You will accomplish nothing here if you continiously try to argue or debate about communism. Read our posts if you wish, maybe you will understand what is NS.

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    VERY GOOD ANSWER P.Z.

    Te problem with the marxists is that they are completely MATERIALISTIC - they are in this sense, not the slightest bit better than the plutocracys of the west.

    They simply can not grasp the spirit and deepness of the term "Folk-community".

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    Thanks a lot Pera_Z for your posts, they are highly interesting, especially the first one since it is completely concerned with Economic Policy which highly interests me. I'll re-read that post to memorize some stuff and maybe seek more information on specific matters.

    I am highly interested on the structure and functioning of the German Labour Front, that organisation interests me a lot, perhaps someone could post some information.

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    What's that book by James Larratt Battersby called?

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