Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
  • Born: April 20, 1889
  • Died: April 30, 1945
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Politician

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Adolf Hitler was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP). He rose to power to become dictator of Germany, serving as Chancellor from 1933 and Führer ("Leader") from 1934. During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II in Europe by invading Poland in September 1939. He closely supervised military operations during the war and by December 1941 had full control of all strategic decisions, especially on the Eastern Front. He was central to the perpetration of the Holocaust.

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Norman Thomas On ..., the very day after the great pageantry of Hitler's first German Labor Day, the Nazi Government occupied–without a struggle–all trade union headquarters, arrested all trade union officials, and took control of all trade union property.... They set up official arbitrators and denied to the unions the right to strike or otherwise to function independently. In practice, these fascist-controlled unions were scarcely more than debating societies.
Norman Thomas Workers ... do not eat legal rights but bread. History, especially recent history, gives much evidence to support the contention that men want security more than freedom and that for an indefinite time they may be successfully governed by a dictator who keeps in mind the maxim that 'contented cows give the best milk.'
Muslim League The British-Congress Axis is formed and the rape of the Muslim nation is to begin in a more ruthless and criminal manner than Hitler and Mussolini dared in Europe. .
Office of Strategic Services He [Muhammad Ali] Jinnah preaches Pakistan with an intensity not unlike Hitler's advocacy of National Socialism.
Edward VIII Hitler was the right and logical leader for the German people, it would be a tragedy if he was overthrown.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes I will not condone murder, therefore I disobey and continue to disobey Salazar., My desire is to be with God against men, rather than with men against God., If thousands of Jews can suffer because of one Catholic (Hitler), then surely it is permitted for one Catholic to suffer for so many Jews.
United States Civilian Production Administration Take care! : Idle hands work for Hitler.
Anonymous Every day you take off -- gives the Axis a break
William Francis Hare Chamberlain and Halifax were more afraid of the spread of Communism than they were of Hitler or Mussolini.
Neville Chamberlain I believe it is peace for our time.
William Joyce The people of England will curse themselves for having preferred ruin from Churchill to peace from Hitler.
John Ralston Saul Capitalism was reasonably content under Hitler, happy under Mussolini, very happy under Franco and delirious under General Pinochet
Winifred Wagner The philosophies of Ford and Hitler were very similar. Ford was very well informed about everything going on in Germany.... He knew all about the National Socialist movement.... Ford told me that he helped to finance Hitler with money from the sales of automobiles and trucks that he had sent to Germany.
Martin Luther King Jr. We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal.
Leon Blum When Hitler and Goebbels talk of organizing Europe, when the French 'collaborators' echo their words, we know what they mean and what they want. In present realities their European Order is nothing but the utilization of all European resources, the extraction and extortion of all we have, for the benefit of the Axis, and their so-called organization of Europe is no more than the future total enslavement of Europe by the Nazi regime
Pierre Laval I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake. If we had come to terms with Mussolini, as I wanted to do, we might have held Germany. That is no longer possible. We have given most of Europe to Hitler. Let us try to hold on to what we have got left. I am a peasant from the Auvergne. I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France. Nothing else matters now.
Avraham Melamed Who would have believed that the day would come when I would sit here, in the office of the minister of justice of the Jewish state, and appoint you, a small and wretched child suffering from malnutrition in the Kovna ghetto, to be a justice of the Supreme Court? This is proof that Hitler did not succeed.
Organization of Anti-Nazi German-Americans German Americans Against Hitler
Charles E. Coughlin Many people are beginning to wonder who they should fear most - the Roosevelt-Churchill combination or the Hitler-Mussolini combination.
John Roy Carlson Like Hitler’s Brownshirts, the Christian Front was ostensibly organized to combat the ‘rising tide of Communism.’ All Jews,... liberals, New Dealers and labor organizations were called Communist; and since the Communist Revolution in America was scheduled to take place ‘any day now,’ the Christian Front–always under Coughlin’s inspiration and guidance—shouted that a private army was the only means to ‘save America.’ Coughlin filled the pages of Social Justice with Hitler’s sewer-spawned lies. He made direct use of Goebbels’ speeches, quoting the Nazi almost word-for-word.... He denounced the ‘poppycock of Democracy’ and branded Democracy as a version of Communism
Anonymous Send Jews back where they came from in leaky boats!, Wait until Hitler comes over here!
Charles E. Coughlin Why is there persecution in Germany today. Jewish persecution only followed after Christians first were persecuted.
Albert Einstein I cannot understand the passive response of the whole civilized world to this modem barbarism. Doesn't the world see that Hitler is aiming for war?
Albert Einstein Hitler is living on the empty stomach of Germany …. Better political insight has a hard time winning as long as there is little prospect of filling the stomach.
McGeorge Bundy … composed largely of the same class of people as those who brought Hitler to power — the penny-proud, ignorant petit bourgeois folk .
Wilhelm Carnaris I did not more than my patriotic duty in trying to oppose the criminal madness of Hitler.
Joseph Goebbels Hitler has become Chancellor… It’s like a fairy tale come true.
German Communist Party Ludendorff and Hitler have everything ready for a march into Saxony and Thuringia. The North German Fascist organizations . . . have made all their preparations for the military overthrow of Berlin and Hamburg . . . The officers of the German army are equipping the Fascists.
Winston Churchill You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their hearts there is unspoken – unspeakable fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts!
Harry S Truman We will issue a warning statement asking the Japs to surrender and save lives. I'm sure they will not do that, but we will have given them the chance. It is certainly a good thing for the world that Hitler's crowd or Stalin's did not discover this atomic bomb. It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can made the most useful.
Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. When the FBI adopts the tactics of the Soviet Union and Hitler's Gestapo, it's time for the Director no longer to be the Director.
William E. Borah Lord, if only I could have talked with Hitler, all this might have been avoided.
Earl Browder Mr. Roosevelt has studied well the Hitlerian art and bids fair to outdo the record of his teacher.
Richard Girnt Butler I was thrilled to see the movies [WW II newsreels] of marching Germans … we all knew that Hitler hated communists …
Jim Carrey In those days the Communists talked like Democrats … We got along well enough until the Nazi-Stalin Pact …. Then my leftist associates started laying off Hitler and started ranting about the “imperialist war.”
Neville Chamberlain Everything would have been all right if Hitler hadn't lied to me.
Henry Channon The function will be criticized, since there is already talk of a so-called “Cliveden” set which is alleged to be pro-Hitler, but which, in reality, is only pro-Chamberlain and pro-sense.
Winston Churchill; Franklin Delano Roosevelt The time has come for you to decide whether Italians shall die for Mussolini and Hitler, or live for Italy and for civilization.
Winston Churchill Hitler—this bloodthirsty guttersnipe.
Winston Churchill If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.
Winston Churchill This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred, this monstrous product of former wrongs and shame.
Claud Cockburn The Cliveden Set
John Cornwell Hitler's Pope
Eamon de Valera I certainly was not going to add to his humiliation in the hour of defeat.
William J. Donovan I'd put Stalin on the OSS payroll if I thought it would help defeat Hitler.
Millicent Fenwick I got into politics on account of Hitler .... To see the injustice of a system like that drove me crazy. I haven't trusted government since.
Hans Berndt Gisevius I will not demean myself by being a common thief, stealing trivia from office filing cabinets, but I will give you the name of every general in Germany who wishes to see Hitler dead.... In the meantime, I will tell you when my friends are planning to assassinate the Fuhrer.
Joseph Goebbels This man [Adolf Hitler] has everything it takes to be a king. The born tribune of the people … the coming dictator.
Hans Frank There is no independence of law against National Socialism. Say to yourselves at every decision which you make: "How would the Fuhrer decide in my place?
Mohandas K. Gandhi Churchill and Hitler are striving to change the nature of their respective countrymen by forcing and hammering violent methods on them. Man may be suppressed in this manner but he cannot be changed.
Mohandas K. Gandhi What is a war criminal? Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and, therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered, and conducted wars, war criminals? War criminals are not confined to the Axis Powers alone. Roosevelt and Churchill are no less war criminals than Hitler and Mussolini.
Rudolf Hess I was allowed for many years of my life to work for the greatest son [Adolf Hitler] that my people produced in their 1,000 year history. I regret nothing.
Paul von Hindenburg Hitler is a queer fellow who will never become Chancellor. The best he can hope for is to head the Postal Department.
Joseph P. Kennedy If I am called an appeaser because I oppose the country’s entry into the present war, I gladly accept the title.
Martin Luther King Jr. Everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal,” and everything the Hungarian Freedom Fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.”
Alexander George Montagu Cadogan; Sir Alexander Cadogan We’ll all fight like cats – or die rather than submit to Hitler. U.S. look pretty useless. Well, we must die without them.
Henry Channon Towards the end of the Banquet came the news, the great world stirring news, that Neville [Chamberlain], on his own initiative, seeing war coming closer and closer, had telegraphed to Hitler that he wanted to see him, and asked him to name an immediate rendezvous…. Of course a way out will not be found. Neville by his imagination and practical good sense, has saved the world.
Galeazzo Ciano The King [Victor Emmanuel III] remains as hostile towards him as ever and tries to make out that he is some kind of psycho-physiological degenerate.
Edward Robb Ellis Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has flown from England to Germany to confer with Hitler. He has been called the Mad Dog of Europe, and now I understand why: His demands are extreme and his oratory so menacing that chills one’s blood…. I, for one, am a coward and an isolationist. Not only do I not want to go to war, but I don’t consider it necessary for the United States to enter the war that seems about to begin.
England The Downfall of the Dictators is Assured
David Gascoyne The present political situation is almost comic, diabolically comic, if one has enough detachment to see it that way: the whole of Europe waiting with bated breath for the “inspired” utterances of a madman! Everything seems to depend on what Hitler will say … all this flurry and nervous chatter in the international henroosts, -- because of the lunatic whims of a paranoiac little mediocrity of a German housepainter!
David Gascoyne This business of heads of governments stepping into aeroplanes and flying off to talk things over with one another may well start a new era in diplomacy.
Joseph Goebbels The Fuhrer is a man totally attuned to antiquity. He hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.
Joseph Goebbels The Fuhrer is quite shattered. What a sight for the world’s eyes: the Fuhrer’s deputy a mentally disturbed man. Dreadful and unthinkable. Now we shall have to grit our teeth.
Harry Kessler The death sentence passed on five Nazi murderers by a court … has caused terrific excitement throughout the Nazi Party. It evidently thought itself above the law while committing the vilest crimes. Hitler has sent the murderers a personally signed telegram, assuring them of his sympathy and declaring it “a point of honour” that they shall be pardoned. And these are the sort of people who are now to enter the Government!
Edgell Rickword In Hitler’s frantic mental haze Already Hull and Cardiff blaze And Paul’s grey dome rocks to the blast Of air torpedoes screaming past
Gerhard Schroder German history shows us that sometimes dictators can only be stopped by force.
William L. Shirer I noticed again, too, that he can tell a lie with as straight a face as any man. Probably some of the lies are not lies to him because he believes fanatically the words he is saying.
Germany A Jew cannot be a citizen of the Reich
Arthur Travis Harris The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.
John Toland Hitler's concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the Wild West; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America's extermination--by starvation and uneven combat--of the 'Red Savages' who could not be tamed by captivity
Anonymous Death’s Head Hussars Death’s Hussars
Franklin D. Roosevelt You have repeatedly asserted that you and the German people have no desire for war. If this is true there need be no war. Nothing can persuade the peoples of the earth that any governing power has any right or need to inflict the consequences of war on its own or any other people save in the cause of self-evident home defense.
Clement Attlee The events of these last few days constitute one of the greatest defeats that this country and France have ever sustained. There can be no doubt that it is a tremendous victory for Herr Hitler.
Neville Chamberlain … the commonest little dog I have ever seen, without one sign of distinction
Alice Roosevelt Longworth I would rather vote for Hitler.
Franklin D. Roosevelt It is not new and it is not order.
Donald Rumsfeld Think of the prelude to World War Two. Think of all the countries that said, well, we don’t have enough evidence. I mean, Mein Kampf had been written. Hitler had indicated what he intended to do. The people who argued for waiting for more evidence have to ask themselves how they are going to feel at that point where another event occurs.
Neville Chamberlain In this war we are not fighting against you, the German people, for whom we have no bitter feeling, but against a tyrannous and forsworn regime which has betrayed not only its own people but the whole of Western civilization and all that you and we hold dear.
Neville Chamberlain Nobody in this country any longer places any trust in your Leader's word [Adolf Hitler]. He gave his word that he would respect the Locarno Treaty; he broke it. He gave his word that he neither wished nor intended to annex Austria; he broke it. He declared that he would not incorporate the Czechs in the Reich; he did so. He gave his word after Munich that he had no further territorial demands in Europe; he broke it. He gave his word that he wanted no Polish provinces; he broke it. He has sworn to you for years that he was the mortal enemy of Bolshevism; he is now its ally
Albert Einstein I wouldn’t be Einstein if I kept quiet.
Lord Halifax If Hitler were to succeed, it would be the end for many besides ourselves of all those things which, as we say, “make life worth living.” We realize that the struggle may cost us everything, but just because the things we are defending are worth any sacrifice, it is a noble privilege to be the defenders of things so precious.
Harold Harmsworth We have no ground of quarrel with these people. Their interests are our own, and those of the entire civilized world will be best served by close and friendly co-operation between us. …. We and the Germans are blood-kindred and, as Herr Hitler remarked to me, our nations have fought each other only once - though in many campaigns they have been faithful allies. The German Chancellor repeatedly expressed in our conversation his desire for a complete Anglo-German understanding, which he regards as a sure road to peace....
David Lloyd George … the greatest statesman living….There is no doubt that Hitler, so far as Germany is concerned, is the resurrection and the life. He is the savior of Germany, a great and wonderful leader. He is the George Washington of Germany.
Hermann Goering Outwardly, the Reich was weak, existing only on paper. Inwardly, the people was torn apart, bleeding from a thousand wounds. At home, strife dominated between parties, occupations, groups, classes, and religions. Our Führer Adolf Hitler saw that the Reich could survive and grow strong only if one achieved unity within the German people. That was the work of our party over the last fourteen years: to make once more one German people from a people of competing interests, from a people of differing religions, occupations, groups and classes.
Jerry Della Femina Before Hitler could kill 6 million Jews, he had to burn 6 million books.
Helen G Douglas The Big Lie: Hitler Invented It. Stalin Perfected It. Nixon Uses It.
Joseph Stalin I know what Hitler is up to. He thinks he has outsmarted me, but actually it is I who have outsmarted him.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner Please report to RF SS and to the Fuehrer that all arrangements against Jews, political and concentration camp internees in the Protectorate have been taken care of by me personally today.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner Among the spiritual forces secretly working in the camp of Germany's enemies and their allies in this war, as in the last, stands Freemasonry, the danger of whose activities has been repeatedly stressed by the Fuehrer in his speeches.
David Alexander Cecil Low I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves.
Martin Heidegger We first understand the glory and the greatness of the Hitler revolution when we carry implanted deep within us this reflection: Everything that is great is in the midst of the storm.
Martin Heidegger It was not lust for honor, nor a seeking after fame, nor blind obstinacy nor power-seeking that demanded of the Fuhrer [Adolf Hitler] our resignation from the League of Nations, but simply the clear determination to be unconditionally responsible to ourselves in enduring and mastering our own destiny.
Martin Heidegger Doctrines and "ideas" shall no longer govern your existence. The Fuhrer himself, and only he, is the current and future reality of Germany, and his word is your law.
Esmond Cecil Harmsworth; Lord Rothermere As a purely British organization, the Blackshirts will respect those principles of tolerance which are traditional in British politics. They have no prejudice either of class or race. Their recruits are drawn from all social grades and every political party. Young men may join the British Union of Fascists by writing to the Headquarters, King's Road, Chelsea, London, S.W.
Esmond Cecil Harmsworth; Lord Rothermere I urge all British young men and women to study closely the progress of the Nazi regime in Germany. They must not be misled by the misrepresentations of its opponents. The most spiteful distracters of the Nazis are to be found in precisely the same sections of the British public and press as are most vehement in their praises of the Soviet regime in Russia. They have started a clamorous campaign of denunciation against what they call "Nazi atrocities" which, as anyone who visits Germany quickly discovers for himself, consists merely of a few isolated acts of violence such as are inevitable among a nation half as big again as ours, but which have been generalized, multiplied and exaggerated to give the impression that Nazi rule is a bloodthirsty tyranny.
Francisco Franco I would like to thank you, dear Fuehrer, once again for the offer of solidarity. I reply with the assurance of my unchangeable and sincere adherence to you personally, to the German people, and to the cause for which you fight. I hope, in defense of this cause, to be able to renew the old bonds of comradeship between our armies.
William E. Dodd All the people who might oppose the regime have been absolutely silenced. The central idea behind it is to make the rising generation worship their chief and get ready to "save civilization" from the Jews, from Communism and from democracy -- thus preparing the way for a Nazified world where all freedom of the individual, of education, and of the churches is to be totally suppressed.
Abdullah el-Faisal Our methodology is the bullet, not the ballot. You have to learn how to shoot. You have to learn how to fly planes, drive tanks, and you have to learn how to load your guns and to use missiles. You are only allowed to use nuclear weapons in that country which is 100% unbelievers. So you go to India, and if you see a Hindu walking down the road you are allowed to kill him and take his money, is that clear? Jews should be killed ... as by Hitler. People with British passports, if you fly into Israel, it is easy. Fly into Israel and do whatever you can. If you die, you are up in paradise. How do you fight a Jew? You kill a Jew. In the case of Hindus, by bombing their businesses.
Max Schmeling After my defeat I no longer existed for Hitler. My name simply disappeared from the newspapers.
Michel Nostradamus A captain of greater Germany will seduce people through his speeches … the leader of the crooked cross.
Robert Capa I will not call myself Hungarian as long as Hungary is under the control of Hitler …. I hate the Nazis and hope that my pictures can be used against them.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Unless you work on weapons, Hitler will win.
Benito Mussolini I should be pleased, I suppose, that Hitler has carried out a revolution on our lines. But they are Germans. So they will end by ruining our idea.
Ernst Rudin Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring
Thomas Mann Unhappy German nation, how do you like the Messianic role allotted to you, not by God, nor by destiny, but by a handful of perverted and bloody-minded men.
Ludwig von Mises Hitler and his clique conquered Germany by brutal violence, by murder and crime. But the doctrines of Nazism had got hold of the German mind long before then. Persuasion, not violence, had converted the immense majority of the nation to the tenets of militant nationalism. If Hitler had not succeeded in winning the race for dictatorship, somebody else would have won it.
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Allah inflicted Hitler on the Jews to put them in their place.
Harry Hopkins Hitler does not wait for congress.
Harry Hopkins Mr. Churchill, I don’t give a damn about your cottages. I have come over here to see how I help you beat this fellow Hitler.
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[Winston] Churchill is a Jew-ridden, half American, drunkard. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… where they will vanish in the night and fog. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A great politician has to bother himself less with means than with goals. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
All epoch-making revolutionary events have been produced not by the written word but by the spoken word. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.
By educating the young generation along the right lines, the People's State will have to see to it that a generation of mankind is formed which will be adequate to this supreme combat that will decide the destinies of the world. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Democracy has become the instrument of that race [the Jews] …. Only the Jew can praise as institution which is as dirty and untrue as himself. Democracies & Republics
Do you believe that the German middle class, this flower of the intelligentsia, would refuse to serve us and put their minds at our disposal?... We will do what we like with the German middle class. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Generals know nothing about the economics of war. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all. Power ;Development & Growth
He seemed like such a nice old gentleman—I gave him my autograph as a souvenir. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Henceforth, there shall be no more execution by beheading with an axe.
I am a democrat. Propaganda & Disinformation
I am putting on the uniform, and I shall take it off only in death or victory. Leaders & Leadership
I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jews, I am fighting for the Lord. Religion & God
I conceived the most profound admiration for ...[Mussolini, who] ... would not deal with the internal enemies of Italy, but pushed their annihilation in every way and by all means. Political Parties & Machines
I have resolved to return the destiny of our country to our soldiers. Military & Veterans
I have sent my Death’s Head units to the East with the order to kill without mercy men, women and children of the Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win the Lebensraum that we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians? Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
I should like to express the appreciation of countless Germans, who regard me as their spokesman, for the wise and beneficial public support which you have given to a policy that we all hope will contribute to the enduring pacification of Europe. Just as we are fanatically determined to defend ourselves against attack, so do we reject the idea of taking the initiative in bringing about a war. I am convinced that no one who fought in the front trenches during the world war, no matter in what European country, desires another conflict. Propaganda & Disinformation
I wish I could send some of my shock troops to Chicago and other big American cities to help in the elections. We look on Heinrich Ford as the leader of the growing fascist movement in America. We admire particularly his anti-Jewish policy which is the Bavarian fascist platform Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If the war is lost, the nation will also perish. This fate is inevitable. There is no necessity to take into consideration the basis for which the people will need to continue a most primitive existence. On the contrary, it will be better to destroy these things ourselves because this nation will have proved to be the weaker one and the future will belong solely to the stronger eastern nation [Russia]. Besides, those who will remain after the battle are only the inferior ones, for the good ones have been killed. War & Peace
If you wish the sympathy of broad masses then you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I'll see to it that prices remain stable. That's what I have my storm troopers for. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
In 1940 the Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo. But thereafter they will take place in Germany for all time to come, in this stadium Power
Incurably sick persons should be granted mercy death. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
It is necessary to protect the truth from the bragging of a man who, as a soldier, is a wretched politician, and as a politician an equally wretched soldier. Mr. Churchill. Miscellaneous
It is not the neutrals or the lukewarms who make history. History
It should look like a beetle. Nature will show us the way. Transportation
It was and it is Jews who bring the Negroes into the Rhineland, always with the same secret thought and clear aim of ruining the hated white race by the necessarily resulting bastardization. Miscellaneous
Let the demonstrations continue and withdraw the policy. Let the Jews feel the people’s fury. Discrimination & Prejudice
Man is the organizer of life, woman is his organ for carrying out plans. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Mr. Roosevelt. You perhaps believe that your intervention can be effective anywhere. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
National Socialism does not harbor the slightest aggressive intent toward any European nation. War & Peace
National Socialism is dead and can never be revived. Miscellaneous
Negotiating with Franco is like having your teeth pulled. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of the crowd. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Propaganda must not serve the truth, especially insofar as it might bring out something favorable to the opponent.... The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. Success ;Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Surrender Forbidden. The army will hold to the last man and the last bullet. War & Peace
The Arab Freedom Movement is, in the Middle East, our natural ally against England. In this connection, the raising of rebellion in Iraq is of special importance. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The Aryan is not greatest in his mental qualities, but in his noblest form he willingly subordinates his own ego to the community and, if the hour demands, even sacrifices it. Human Nature
The book is my Bible. Discrimination & Prejudice
The democracy of the Western countries is the predecessor of Marxism, which would be unthinkable without democracy. Democracies & Republics
The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy. Leaders & Leadership
The essential thing is the formation of the public will of the nation. That is the starting point for political action. Propaganda & Disinformation
The Government will regard as its first and foremost duty to revive the spirit of unity and cooperation in the nation and to preserve and defend its basic principles of Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life. Propaganda & Disinformation
The greatest danger for our people [Nazi Party members] is not to be found in Marxism but rather in our middle class parties. Political Parties & Machines
The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others Religion & God
The hour must come when one of us will crack. And it will not be Germany. War & Peace
The Jew uses every means to undermine the racial foundations of a subjugated people. In his systematic efforts to ruin girls and women he strives to break down the last barriers of discrimination between himself and other peoples. The Jews were responsible for bringing Negroes into the Rhineland with the ultimate idea of bastardizing the whole white race. Corruption
The National Revolution has begun. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
'The national revolution has started. The building is guarded by six hundred heavily armed men. The barracks of the Reichswehr [army forces] and police have been occupied. Reichswehr and police are now on the march under the swastika banner! Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The National Socialist Party will prevent in the future, by force if necessary, all meetings and lectures which are likely to exercise a depressing influence on the German state. Freedom & Liberty
The organization of our press has truly been a success. Our law concerning the press is such that divergences of opinion between members of the government are no longer an occasion for public exhibitions, which are not the newspapers' business. Media, Journalism & The Press
The primitive simplicity of their [the masses'] minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell big ones. Propaganda & Disinformation
The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are intentionally bad. Propaganda & Disinformation
The soldier may die; the deserter must die. Military & Veterans
The state must not ... let itself be confused by the drivel about so-called "freedom of the press," ... it must make sure of this instrument of popular education, and place it in the service of the state. Media, Journalism & The Press
The very first essential for success is perpetually constant and regular employment of violence. Miscellaneous ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
These points of ours are going to rival Luther’s placard on the doors of Wittenberg!. Miscellaneous
They [Zionists] have no thought of building up a Jewish state in Palestine, so that they might inhabit it, but they only want a central organization of their own international world … withdrawn from the seizure of others: a refuge for convicted rascals and a high school for future rogues. Propaganda & Disinformation ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
This cleaning up of our culture must extend to nearly all domains. Theater, art, literature, movies, the press, posters, and window displays must be cleaned of the symptoms of a rotting world and put into the service of a moral idea of state and culture. Freedom & Liberty
This vermin must be destroyed. The Jews are our sworn enemies, and at the end of this year there will not be a Jew left in Germany. Neither the French, nor the Americans, nor the English are responsible for the difficulties in our relations with Paris, London, or Washington. Those responsible are the Jews. We will give similar advice to Rumania, Hungary, etc.... Germany will seek to form a bloc of anti-Semitic States, as she would not be able to treat as friends the States in which the Jews, either through their economic activity or through their high positions, could exercise any kind of influence. Discrimination & Prejudice
Treason against the nation and the people shall henceforth be stamped out with ruthless barbarity. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We are opposed to swarms of Americans and other foreigners raising prices throughout Germany while millions of Germans are starving because of the increased prices. We are equally opposed to German profiteers and we are demanding that all be imprisoned. Money, Coins & Minting
We are quite prepared to make an alliance with the devil himself. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We may go down, but we will take a world with us. War & Peace
We shall rear them as needed for the Fatherland. Families, Children & Parenting
We were not foolish enough to make a currency coverage of gold of which we have none Money, Coins & Minting
Weak natures have to be told that it simply means "to be [with the Nazi Party] or not to be [at all]. Political Parties & Machines
What will rank Mussolini among the great of this earth is the same determination not to share Italy with Marxism, but to save the fatherland from it by dooming internationalism to annihilation. Power
Where the German soldier stands, no other shall put his foot. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
Who today remembers the extermination of the Armenians. Miscellaneous
Whoever is not physically or mentally fit must not pass on his defects to his children. The state must take care that only the fit produce children. Conversely, it must be regarded as reprehensible to withhold healthy children from the state. Families, Children & Parenting
Why should I nationalize the industry. I shall nationalize the people. States. Nations & Nationhood
Woman has her battlefield. With each child that she brings to the nation, she fights her fight for the nation Minorities & Women
You may pronounce us guilty a thousand times over but the goddess of the eternal court of history will tear to tatters the brief of the state prosecutor and the sentence of this court. History
You will see how little time we shall need in order to upset the ideas and the criteria of the whole world, simply and purely by attacking Judaism.... Anti-Semitism is a useful revolutionary expedient. Minorities & Women
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless. War & Peace
Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.
As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice. Truth
As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. Life
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future. Future ;War & Peace
Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries. War & Peace
Great liars are also great magicians.
Hate is more lasting than dislike.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. Future
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.
Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.
I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature. Nature
I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.
If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Religion & God
It is not truth that matters, but victory. Truth
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace. War & Peace
Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be 'discovered' by an election.
Strength lies not in defence but in attack.
Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle.
The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. Leaders & Leadership ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
The day of individual happiness has passed. Happiness & Unhappiness
The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence. Success
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. Truth
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. Life
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
Who says I am not under the special protection of God? Religion & God
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos. War & Peace
Words build bridges into unexplored regions.