9/12 Demise of the Euro: Part of a Long-term Plan for a Global “Super-currency” controlled by the Banksters

Dec 9th

Demise of the Euro: Part of a Long-term Plan for a Global “Super-currency” controlled by the Banksters

by Adrian Salbuchi

Efforts by European leaders to shoe-horn a range of diverse countries into a rigid financial cage are doomed to fail. But that’s all part of a long-term plan for a global super-currency which can only bring more hardship to ordinary working people.

A question that more and more people are asking nowadays is, “What on Earth were the Europeans thinking when they agreed to have just one currency for all of Europe?”

In Greek mythology, Procrustes was the son of Poseidon, God of the deep blue seas. He built an iron bed of a size that suited him, and then forced everybody who passed by his abode to lie on it. If the passerby was shorter than his bed, then Procrustes would stretch him, breaking bones, tendons and sinews until the victim fitted; if he was taller, then Procrustes would chop off feet and limbs until the victim was the “right” size…

This ancient story of “one size fits all” seems to have made its 21st Century comeback when Europeans were coaxed into imposing upon themselves an oxymoron; a blatant and conceptual contradiction they call “the euro”.

This common supranational currency invented by the French and Germans, boycotted by the UK, ignored by the Swiss, managed by the Germans and accepted by the rest of Europe in blissful ignorance, has finally dropped its mask to reveal its ugly face: an impossible mechanism that only serves the elite bankers but not the working people.

It masked gross contradictions as large, far-reaching and varied as the relative sizes, strengths, profiles, styles, histories, econometrics, labor policies, pension plans, industries, and human and natural resources of the 17 Eurozone nations, ranging from Germany and France at one end of the scale, to Greece, Portugal and Ireland at the other.

As we said in a recent article, the euro carries an expiry date; perhaps the eurocrats who were its midwives a decade ago expected that it would live a little longer, maybe even come of age… But they certainly knew that, sooner or later, the euro would die; that it was meant to die.

Because the euro is not an end in itself, but rather a transition, a bridge, an experiment in supranational currency earmarked for replacement by a far more ambitious and powerful global currency issued by a global central bank, controlled by a cabal of global private bankers, obeying a New World Order blueprint emanating from a private Global Power Elite.

The problem today is that what impacted Europe as a financial ripple effect in 2008 has now grown into a veritable financial tsunami threatening to swamp the whole euro system… And more big trouble lies ahead!

In fact, today’s euro-troubles are nothing more than one of many variations of sovereignty-troubles. Because when a country’s leaders irresponsibly cede a part or all of its sovereignty – whether monetary, political, financial, economic, judicial or military – it had better take a really good look at what it is doing and what the implications are for the medium and long term.

Ceding national sovereignty means that somebody else, somewhere else, will be taking decisions based on other people’s interests. Now, as long as everyone’s interests coincide, then we are OK. But as soon as the different parties’ interests diverge, then you are confronted with a power struggle. And power struggles have one simple thing in common: the more powerful win; the weaker lose.

Now, we have a huge power struggle inside the eurozone. Who do you think will win? Who will impose new policies – Germany or Greece? France or Portugal? Britain or Spain? Germany or Italy?

And that is just on the public scene. You also need to look at the more subtle, less media-highlighted private scene, which is where the real global power decisions are made.

Will the new Italian PM, Mario Monti, cater for the needs of the Italian people or for the mega-bankers’ lodge sitting on the powerful Trilateral Commission of which he himself is European chairman? The same question goes for Greek president Lucas Papademos, also a Trilateral member. The same question goes for all the governments of the EU member states where the real power brokers are the major bankers, industrialists and media moguls sitting on the Trilateral, Bilderberg, World Economic Forum and Chatham House think-tanks and private lobbies.

Global elites will do everything to keep the euro on its transitional path towards a global currency that will eventually replace both the euro and the US dollar. This entails engineering the controlled collapse of both currencies, whilst preparing the yellow brick road for a “Global Dollar” or some such new oxymoron.

The US dollar will be easy to collapse: all that is needed is for the mainstream media to yell, “The dollar is hyper-inflated!!” and the Naked Emperor Dollar will fall swiftly. The euro, in turn, will simply break up as its member nations revert to the old days of pesetas, lire, francs, escudos and drachmas…

Is the time ripe for that? Maybe not… yet. So, no doubt we will still see more “emergency treatment,” more “financial chemotherapy” to “bail out the euro” just as we’ve seen them “bail out the banks,” even though most banks and the Oxymoron Euro cannot be salvaged but just kept artificially alive, like the “Living Dead…”

So, here’s a question for Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, Irish, even the French and Germans: will you accept the invitation by your Procrustean Leaders in Brussels to lie down on their bed?

­Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina. http://www.asalbuchi.com.ar

Adrian Salbuchi is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Adrian Salbuchi



4 responses to “9/12 Demise of the Euro: Part of a Long-term Plan for a Global “Super-currency” controlled by the Banksters

  1. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28125




    German Armament P 6

    The New Stürmer

    Volume 4

    Jesus said, the Jews are liars, hypocrites, and deceivers. They twist the truth to their benefit and give us lies.

    Dear kindred and fellow Aryans:


    One of the main reasons Germany capitulated in World War One was that US President Wilson promised no reparations would be demanded. No sooner had Germany capitulated in 1918 than these promises were broken by the Allies in Versaille. Germany was stripped of almost everything it owned or could produce.

    Poland, who, only one year previously had been freed from under Russian rule by German Troops, immediately marched into German territory and stole Prussia and much of Schlesia. France and Belgium marched troops into Germany and took Germany’s full production of Coal and Steel and farm products. The war reparations spiralled into the multi-billions. The Allies took what they wanted, including Germanys Gold reserves. By 1923 the country had nothing left and still owed more than $270 billion which they could not pay.

    The International Bankers in New York and London disturbed by the thought they might not get their pound of flesh, altered the exchange rates of the Reichsmark to the $US , sending the German currency into rampant inflation, Day by day, if not hour by hour the Reichsmark lost in value until a loaf of bread cost thousands of Marks to buy. During this time the International Jewish Bankers and their ethnic relatives in Germany, using US$$$, bought up Jewelry, Artworks, Homes, Businesses, Farms and Factories from Germans who needed the money to buy food. Within months the Jews in Germany became multi-millionaires and the Germans had become paupers. I know this only too well, because my own family suffered this fate.

    The ten years, from 1923-1933 were very hard times for Germans, while many countries were enjoying the roaring twenties the Germans were freezing, starving and dying and people were looking for a way out of their misery. They were offered two solutions . Karl Radek, Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxembourg, financed** with a lot of money from Moscow were promising the German people salvation through Marxism and Bolshevism. (**Money that originally came from the Intl Bankers in NY.)

    The other solution was being offered by a poor young man named Adolf Hitler, poor because he had been living off his skills as an artist and small donations given at party meetings.

    Adolf Hitler obviously offered the Germans a better future because in Jan 1933 he was elected to Chancellor by a major part of the population.

    QUESTION: We learn in our school history books that Hitler was no sooner in power when he immediately implemented his devilish plan (which we are told is all laid out in Mein Kampf), to build neat Autobahns all over Germany, arm Germany to the hilt with the most modern weapons and then he was going to take over the world, murder all the Jews and Gypsies and create a master race of blue-eyed blondes…who would listen to Wagner all day.

    BUT our supersmart Historians and their supersmart books never tell us;



    The short answer is……..he didn’t !

    The full answer is not as cool as that, but far more interesting.

    Despite the Charlie Chaplin image given him by Hollywood Adolf Hitler was very well read and considered by many who knew him well, to be a genius. (Only those that didn’t know him personally considered him to be mad) Adolf Hitler did not want war with any country and he made quite a number of suggestions and offers to the International Community about disarmament, his offers and suggestions were all rejected. Genius or not, Hitler was well aware of a number of cold hard facts;

    a) Germany did not have any reserves of Money, Gold or Oil, it had all been stolen after WW1

    b) Germany was surrounded by Countries who were steadily building up their armed forces and these countries had enough money and/or collateral to finance this build up.

    c) He knew the usual way he could guarantee Germany’s security was to borrow huge amounts of money from the International Banks at very high interest rates

    d) He also knew these Banks could (and would) use these loans to control Germany and even destroy the country as they had done before in 1923.

    Loans were out of the question, so he did the next best thing, he started ‘Exchanging’ goods with other poor countries, for example, with Argentina he exchanged locomotives for food. Instead of Argentina borrowing money at high interest rates to buy German locomotives and Germany borrowing money (at high interest rates) to buy Argentina’s meat , the two countries jagreed upon a certain exchange index and did a swap (Now who said Adolf was mad?)

    It worked too, BUT BOY DID THIS IDEA PISS OFF THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS??? WOW! What if OTHER countries decided, instead of borrowing ‘paper promises’ at high interest rates they would work out ‘Exchange indexes’ with each other and just swap goods with each other. Just imagine, it would take all the fun and PROFIT out of International Banking.

    On the 30th January 1937 Hitler told the Reichstag:

    A Community does not live from the fictional worth of Money, but from its productivity, which in turn gives Money its real worth. This Productivity is what guarantees the worth of money, not the Banks or Treasuries full of Gold.

    On the 6th September 1938 Hitler said to the Reichstag:

    The German Nation has no Gold, which means…’Thanks to our enemies, we have, even if it has been a very painful process, been freed from the craziness of the so-called ‘Gold-money’ or Gold-Standard. It is now therefore even more important to create stability for the one thing that ensures our Credit, and that is our Productivity. For every Mark that we have to pay out, a Mark has to be produced. If this is not done we will just have a worthless piece of paper because without the productivity to back it up, we cannot use it to buy anything.

    This primitive National-Socialist economic and financial policy has enabled us , in these times of increasing International Financial swindling, to keep our economy stable…..while in other so-called Democracies, prices and income are chasing each other in a wild upwards spiral but their total productivity is in a steady downwards spiral, our National-Socialist Economic Policy has been a model of constant Consumption with stable finances.

    The Jewish Author SEBASTIAN HAFFNER (who fled Germany) wrote in his ‘Notes about Hitler’

    Among the positive things Hitler did, one was foremost and put everything else in shadow was his ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ (Economic Wonder) In January 1933 when he (Hitler) came to power. There were 6 million unemployed, Three years later in 1936 he had created Full employment.

    He replaced the general feelings of Hoplessness and helplessness with Self-confidence and hope. What is more amazing is that he took the country from Depression to Economic Flowering without any inflationary increases in Prices or Income. The greatest number of the 6 million unemployed were taken into a normal good functioning Industry. A Fantastic success, to be able to bring his country and people together in less than ten years. A success bought about by concentrated effort and not dictatorship.

    TRUE, but not everyone in the world was that happy about Adolfs ability. Take a look here at why and how, certain powerful people set out to rid the world of Adolf and his ideas.


    The American Author Gregory Douglas in his book ‘Secret Files Gestapo Müller’ 2nd Edition Page 156

    Quote: Hitler’s ‘Exchange’ system became a major problem and danger for the International Bankers. No wonder the World’s major Banks demanded action and intervention by their different Governments. Many serious Scientists are convinced the Boycott of German Goods by the USA and Gt Britain were the start of economic war with Germany. Endquote.

    (The death sentence for the Third Reich had therefore nothing to do with Hitlers anti-semitism, which was more prevalent in many other countries, BUT with various Points of the official programme of the NSDAP which state.)

    Point 11 : We demand a stop to the creation of income through the ‘Slavery by Interest rates’

    Point 14 : We demand the sharing of Profits by Large Industries

    Point 16 : We demand the creation of a healthy Industrial Middle and their inclusion in all public developments and at all levels of State.

    Point 18: We promise to carry on the fight against those who endanger the Public Interest, who overcharge interest or support the Black economy. These Parasites are to be executed no matter what their race or Belief.

    On 24th March 1933 the Jews Declared War on Germany, because Hitler had done two things.

    a) Knowing that the German Jews had become rich by exploiting Germans during the inflation of 1923, Hitler demanded they sell back what they had bought AND at the same low prices they had paid for it.

    b) It was PAYBACK time because he removed the Reichsmark from the Goldstandard


    On January 26, 1938 the Soviet Consul to France Kristian Jurjewitsch Rakowskij was interrogated by GPU Secret Police Officer Gabriel G Kuzmin in Moscow. This interrogation lays out the reasons the International Financiers wanted war with Germany and proves War Plans to destroy Hitler had already been made by the International Bankers in early 1938, if not well before.

    Rakowskij: One reason is that Hitler, this uneducated primitive person had developed, with natural intuition only and against the professional advice of Hjälmar Schacht a highly dangerous economic system. This moron, following only his instincts, had neutralised international and private financial institutions. In this manner, he had given himself the means and privilege to create money–not only physical cash money—but Virtual money. He created for his State the right to make their own Credit, something we managed to subdue in Russia.

    Fate helped Hitler, he had no money to start with so he was not seduced into using it as his credit. The only surety and collateral he had was the technical know-how of the Germans and their will to work and that became his Goldmine with which he was able to put his people back into jobs…………

    Kuzmin; And at the same time increasing their war production?

    Rakowskij : Nothing of the sort, could he have put all these people into jobs for peaceful purposes if he didn’t need to increase his armaments, by his increased production and his financial system he could have ruled the world anyway….can you imagine if the idea caught on and a number of countries chose to build their own circles of financially independent producers? *** (see end of paragraph)

    The only chance that Germany had that luckily, was Hitler’s ideas were not formed on any scientific principle or theory, but entirely on empirical practice that would not be easy to teach to others; which doesn’t mean he may not come up with such a principle in the near future and that will mean the destruction of the financial and economic system as we know it and there is only one way to stop him and that is to destroy him. We need a war.

    ‘Here is the plan we have worked out!’ ..with this Rakowskij sets out in detail the Pact that Stalin later made with Hitler, a plan that had been worked out by the Anglo-American Financiers long before Hitler was forced into his Police action against Poland *** The widely held theory that Hitler was able to create full employment only by increasing his armament production has been disproved by the statistics showing that his armament production only went into full swing AFTER the Poles mobilised their army in 1939…..then he needed workers from all over Europe.

    On the 6.11.1947 The British Magazine ‘TOMORROW’ wrote:

    ” During the ‘telephone-war’ 1939/40 there were constant negotiations being carried on between the Foreign Ministries of Gr. Britain and Germany where Germany was constantly told it could avoid war by returning to the Gold Standard. When this did not occur Churchill told Mr. Montague Norman, head of the Reserve Bank of England, that Germany would be forced back to the Goldstandard AFTER the war .

    After the 1st Sept 1939 when German troops moved against Poland to stop the massacres of German civilians and the British and French Governments had declared war on Germany, Hitler made both countries the offer to withdraw his troops from Poland IF the British and French withdrew their declaration of war. Their answer was….’Yes with the condition you put the Reichsmark back onto the Goldstandard’

    Hitler refused! Now you know how to start a world war ! Just create your own Credit.

    My comments:

    People should notice that today our Governments are doing EXACTLY the opposite of what Hitler did.

    a) Borrowing more and more money

    b) Creating more and more Unemployed that will not lead us into war but into SLAVERY







    Steve Keen On Parasitic Bankers, Deluded Economists, and Why “We Are Already In The Second Great Depression”
    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/27/2011 12:20 -0500


    Everything that ‘deluded’ orthodox economists have done so far has been designed to aid the creditors (who remain the problem) while Steve Keen, the most familiar face of the non-orthodox economists, sees the only solution to this crisis as aiding the debtors. His interview with BBC’s HardTalk this week covers a great deal of ground from modern debt jubilees (and how they should be structured), the Tea-Party and Occupy movements (and his growing fear of historically repeating the endgames of previous economic and social disenfranchisements), and the parasitic nature of our existing financial sector.

    He is unequivocal on the outcome of the status quo, as he has been for many years, citing politicians as reactors not leaders with the view that the youth movements we are seeing will force change of leadership to enable non-orthodox solutions to our simple problem – too much private debt. “Write off the private debts, nationalize the banking system, and start all over again” is his starting point but his ideas on implementation warrant some attention as he attempts to promote creative instability and reduce the destructive instabilities of capitalism – recognizing that our world is not in equilibrium as every Keynesian economist would believe but inherently cyclical and unstable.





  3. @GuinnyIre Keen has to tread carefully in what & how he comes across otherwise the bluntness will be too clearly understood and frighten TPTB and so the media will be blocked to him as to so many others who are more in the face. You must read between the lines in what he says and consider the predications and inferences therein to understand. This is beyond most sheeple including the minion msm.
    edmack4me 6 days ago



    “The worst offence (of the Versailles Treaty) was the subjection of over three million Germans to Czech rule.” (H.N. Brailsford. Leading Left-Wing Writer. 1920)

    “. .. in early 1939 the problem of Czechoslovakia – the rump, polyglot state created at Versailles, comprising many central European ethnic populations – continues to dominate European affairs. Hitler backs the aspirations for independence from the Czechs of the Slovaks, the biggest minority within the artificial Czech state.” (Count Jerzy Potocki, Polish Ambassador)

    Coincidentally, on the very day I include this relevant quotation (31st, January, 1993), 54 years on from the Fuhrer’s recommendation, the Czech and Slovak people of their own free will took Hitler’s advice and separated themselves from each other, amidst much rejoicing. During the same period (1939) Lord Halifax warned that Hitler intended to establish an independent Ukrainian state.

    Is it not interesting that these paragons of the democratic process and signatories of the Atlantic Charter, who had set themselves up as the guarantors of small nations’ independence, should have been so alarmed when that Czechs, Slovaks, Ukrainians and others too, opted for independence. How ironic also that this was Adolf Hitler’s advice.

    “There has never been a government in Germany which had a better right to claim that it represented the broad masses of the people than has the National Socialist Government. The elections held on November, 12th, 1933, when 95% of the valid votes recorded by the German people were given for Herr Hitler and his policy, proved that the German people unanimously back the German Government.” Dr. Joseph Goebbels


    The following figures are typical of the increase in German production, progress and living standards between 1932 and 1937, and are taken from a three hour reported addressed by the German Chancellor.

    “In 1932, before National Socialism acquired power, the German national income amounted to 45.2 milliard Reichsmarks. . . and in 1937 reached the round figure of 68 milliard Reichsmarks. In contrast to this increase in income the general cost of living index remained practically unchanged. In other words, while the national income increased by nearly 50% the increase in the general cost of living rose by only 4%.”

    Five years of National Socialist industrial and economic activity show that:

    Paper manufacture has increased by 50%
    The manufacture of diesel oil has increased by 66%
    The production of coal has increased by 68%
    The production of oil fuel has increased by 80%
    The production of mineral oil has increased by 90%
    The production of artificial silk has increased by 100%
    The production of Kerosene has increased by 110%
    The production of steel has increased by 167%
    The production of lubricating oil has increased by 190%

    “The production of petrol and other motor fuels increased by 470%. Aluminium production by 570% and the production of Zellwoille by 2,500%.”

    “We have been successful in increasing our foreign trade in imports from 4.2 to 5.5 milliard Reichsmarks and in exports from 4.9 milliard in 1933 to 5.9 milliard Reichsmarks in 1937.”

    “After the USA, Germany today is once more the leading steel producing country in the world.” – Adolf Hitler


    1932 1937
    56,400 motorcycles 234,000 motorcycles
    41,100 motor cars 216,000 motor cars
    7,000 commercial vehicles 50,600 commercial vehicles
    “Whereas in 1937 roughly five times as many motor vehicles were licensed as in 1932, the export of motor cars has increased eightfold as compared with the same year.”

    “In 1932 German inland shipping conveyed 73.5 million tons which increased to 130 million tons in 1937.”

    “German ocean shipping conveyed 36 million tons in 1932 and 61 million tons in 1937. The idle tonnage that was laid up along the rivers Elbe and Weser and along the German coast has completely disappeared.”

    “German shipbuilding yards had orders for 22,000 tons in 1932. At present they have orders on hand for a total tonnage of 1,120,000 tons for merchant shipping alone.”

    ROADS: “For the maintenance and development of German roads, including the super highways, the following sums have been spent.

    1932: 440 million Reichsmarks
    1933: 708 million Reichsmarks
    1935: 1325 million Reichsmarks
    1937: 1450 million Reichsmarks

    “. . . the displacement of earth by far exceeds the building achievement of the Panama Canal.”

    “The following large bridges were built. 6 bridges over the Rhine, 4 over the Elbe, 2 over the Oder, 3 over the Danube, 1 over the Weser, and 1 over the Pregel. In addition, 3,400 further bridges were built in connection with the super highways.”

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

    “340,000 houses were built in 1937 – twice the number built in 1932. Altogether 1,400,000 houses have been put on the housing market since the National Socialists acquired power.

    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 51 per 1,000 in France and Great Britain.

    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 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 metric tons for the first three months of 1932 to 1,226,000 metric tons in the first three months of 1938. 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.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “In the sphere of economic life all action must be governed by one law; capital serves industry, and industry serves the people.” – Adolf Hitler
    “German economic salvation has been brought about solely through the efforts of the German people and the experience they have gained. Countries abroad have contributed nothing to this.” – Adolf Hitler
    “Germany’s economic salvation was due solely to the nation’s own efforts under its own leadership.” – Adolf Hitler
    “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)


    Germany’s reduced dependency upon imports and its phenomenal increase in productivity and exports provided Germany with an economic and social advantage with which neither Britain, the USA and the USSR could compete. Furthermore, severe social deprivation, the effect of the Great Depression, social unrest and economic uncertainty in these countries were in contrast to Germany which was experiencing an economic and social miracle. Germany had to be destroyed.

    Hitler was well aware that Britain and America would seek to resolve their problem by initiating a trade war that would destroy Germany and grab its markets.

    “The war was not just a matter of the elimination of Fascism in Germany, but rather of obtaining German sales markets.” (Winston Churchill. Fulton. March 1946)

    Hitler said that he understood that Germany’s economic prosperity caused problems, and put forward a proposal that soon, after steps being taken for mutual disarmament. There would be an exchange of opinions on the economic situation in Europe.

    “Britain was taking advantage of the situation to go to war against Germany because the Reich had become too strong and had upset the European balance.” (Ralph Franklin Keeling)


    “Uneasiness ruled in the House of Commons. A delegate of the Labour Party met with the British Foreign Minister Halifax on September 2nd, (1939) in the lobby of Parliament. ‘Do you still have hope?’ he asked. ‘If you mean hope for war,’ answered Halifax, ‘then your hope will be fulfilled tomorrow.’

    ‘God be thanked!’ replied the representative of the British Labour Party. (Professor Michael Freund)

    “In Britain, Lord Halifax was reported as being ‘redeemed’. . . “He ordered beer. We laughed and joked.” (H. Roth. Are We Being Lied To?)

    “Germany is too strong. We must destroy her.” (Winston Churchill, November 1936 to US General Wood.)

    “I believe now that Hitler and the German people did not want war. But we declared war on Germany, intent on destroying it, in accordance with our principle of balance of power, and we were encouraged by the ‘Americans’ around Roosevelt.” (Sir. Hartley Shawcross. British Attorney General)


    “You will be visiting Japan, where goods that are flooding the world’s markets are being manufactured under entirely different labour conditions. That will, one day also apply to Russia. The powers-that-be in Moscow will, if necessary, allow part of the populace to starve in order to maintain the export trade.” (Adolf Hitler, Paris Soir, January 26th 1936)

    In fact, such was the reason and result of the Ukrainian famine; artificially created by ‘Uncle Joe Stalin’ precisely for that purpose, the effects of which led to an estimated 30 million Russian deaths.

    “I want bread and work for my people. And certainly I do not wish to have it through the operation of credit guarantees, but through permanent labour, the products of which I can either exchange for foreign goods or for domestic goods in our internal commercial circulation.

    Germany has an enormous number of men who not only want to work but also to eat. I cannot build the future of the German nation on the assurances of a foreign statesman or on any international help, but only on the real basis of steady production, for which I must find a market at home and abroad.” (Adolf Hitler, Paris Soir, January 26th, 1936)

    The terms of the Versailles Treaty and various other trade restriction impositions had put Germany at a trading disadvantage. Hitler’s Germany however turned the tables by adopting a system of trade-barter. In this way he effectively eliminated the international financiers and fixers, corroding their influence and giving Germany the trading advantages. The German system was so obviously superior that this unfortunately made war even more inevitable.

    “The Nazi phenomenon arose from the German desire to avenge the defeat of 1918 and to find a place in the sun for the most dynamic of European nations.” (Hon. Major General Khub Chand. Indian statesman and diplomat. Doenitz at Nuremberg. A re-Appraisal)

    “The reproach that world trade is declining as a result of the German method of barter trade can, if it is correct at all, only be addressed to those who are to blame for this development. They are those countries who by means of their currency manoeuvres arbitrarily destroy every fixed relationship between individual currencies in accordance with their own egotistical requirements.

    In these circumstances however the German system of exchanging something that has been turned out as an honest job of work for something equally honestly produced is a far more straightforward way of doing business than by payment in foreign currency, which a year later is devalued by so much percent.” (Adolf Hitler. 6th Anniversary Speech)

    “Joining with Samuel Untermeyer in calling for a war against Germany, Bernard Baruch, at the same time, was promoting preparations for war against Germany. ‘I emphasised that the defeat of Germany and Japan and their elimination from world trade would give Britain a tremendous opportunity to swell her foreign commerce in both volume and profit.” – – Samuel Untermeyer, The Public Years, p.347

    “It is likely that Germany’s successful competition through bilateral agreements and the banking nations desire to liquidate such interest-free competition was an important factor in the United States and Britain promoting war against Germany.” (Conrad Grieb. American Manifest Destiny and the Holocausts, Examiner Books, N.Y 1979)

    “After the last war, informal attempts were made to stabilise currencies but they failed. . . competitive currency depreciation led to other forms of economic warfare. . . new currency tricks restricted and burdened trade. They must certainly be counted as a contributory cause of the great depression. And they were the first phase of the tragic war in which we are now engaged.” (Henry Morgenthau, Secretary to the (US) Treasury)


    By 1938, unemployment was a thing of the past, and even the retired had to be induced back to accommodate the needs of German’s economic and productive success: “When in the course of the last few years unemployment disappeared in Germany and turned into an even greater shortage of labour, it was impossible for the government to view this impassively, since otherwise there was a danger that some industrial branches would be compelled to restrict their production. . .

    Labour reserves today in Germany can be secured by the employment of additional female labour, 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 labour.” (Congressman Hamilton Fish)

    “At the end of February, 1933, registered unemployment was 6,014,000. The corresponding figure for 1934 was 3,374,000. . . . It has been achieved in part by using Government credit to stimulate employment, in part by a general drive under the direction of the Nazi Party, and in part by a genuine business recovery.” (H. Powys-Greenwood, Hitler’s First Year)

    “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 standards of living.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “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.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “In the course of carrying through our program for which we have calculated four years, two and one-quarter million out of 6 million unemployed have already received employment again within a period of eight short months.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “The German people have no reason to envy the rest of the world an acquisition of any kind. But what would the world say about Germany if we had held a farcical trial for the benefit of a criminal who had attempted to set fire to the British Houses of Parliament, a trial which could have had no other object but to place British justice and her legal administration below the level of such a scoundrel.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “I wish and will continue to wish, that the German people should learn that by reason of practical examples afforded by their ability and work, they are not a second-rate or inferior people in comparison with others. On the contrary they are their equals according to all true standards of values and therefore entitled to equal rights in all respects.” (Adolf Hitler)

    Hitler was never happier and more relaxed than when in the company of young people. “I have never met a happier people than the Germans and Hitler is one of the greatest men. The old trust him, the young idolise him. It is the worship of a national hero who has served his country.” – David Lloyd George, Prime Minister and Statesmen, Great Britain.

    Economic and social conditions began to improve. Hitler’s Government by September 1936 had reduced unemployment from 6,014,000 (January, 1933) to less than 338,000 by 1936. National income had increased from 41 billion marks to 56 billions. German trade was prospering. Deficits of the cities and provinces had almost disappeared. Expenditure for armaments were minor.

    Unemployment was eliminated mainly by:

    1) Increased government spending on public works; infrastructure, railways, roads, public-building projects.

    2) Indirect support to private works projects.

    3) A sharp reduction in taxation to create incentive.

    4) Reduction in taxation and increased state contributions to make employment more attractive.

    5) Public good workfare schemes, (non-competitive) with private and government schemes.

    The effect was an injection of increased wages into the national economy, increased consumer spending which in itself led to job increases. By 1936 there was a shortage of labour, especially in the building and metallurgical trades.


    “The taxation of families, especially of those with numerous children, has been noticeably decreased.”


    All workers (and their employers) were protected by a ‘Tribunal of Social Honour’, which laid down conditions of employment that were superior to any comparable legislation in the world. Except for reasons force majeure it was illegal to dismiss an employee, al of which including employers had recourse to independent mediation by tribunal.


    “We have laid firm foundations for the new State: we have sown seeds that have sunk deep. We have won millions upon millions of men for the ideas on which this State is based; we have introduced them to the life of this State, always in the conviction that it is not laws which protect a State; it is the living will, the faith, the confidence, and the courage of a people which are its true protection.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “The national State divides its inhabitants into three classes: State citizens, State subjects, and foreigners. It must be held in greater honour to be a citizen of this Reich even if only a crossing-sweeper, than to be a king in a foreign State.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “We have not broken down classes in order to set new ones in their place; we have broken down classes to make way for the German people as a whole. Our education also trains men to respect intellectual achievement: we bring one to respect the spade, another to respect the compass or the pen. All now are but German fellow-countrymen, and it is their achievement which determines their value.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “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.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “All work which is necessary ennobles him who performs it. Only one thing is shameful – to contribute nothing to the community.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “Nothing falls into a man’s lap from heaven. It is from labour that life grows.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “Social honour recognises no distinction between the employer and the unemployed. All of them work for a common purpose and are entitled to equal honour and respect.” (Adolf Hitler)


    Was based on the concept of ‘one for all and all for one.’ All German workers received a pension and insurance in the event of sickness or disability. Whilst some of these rights are taken for granted today, it should be remembered that at the time, such social protection was unheard of outside of Germany.


    Child labour was prohibited, hours of work regulated (especially for expectant and new mothers), safe working conditions provided for, persons between 14 and 18 years of age prohibited from working in excess of 8-hours daily; night work for young persons similarly prohibited, paid holidays of persons below 16 years (15 working days), above 16-years (12 working days); usually increased to 18 days without regard to age.

    “I have heard of no instance where workers had lost important rights or amenities.” – H.Powys-Greenwood. Hitler’s First Year.

    “Good work is undoubtedly being done towards eliminating corruption in public and business life, and administration is being reorganised on more efficient and economical lines.” (H. Powys-Greenwood. Hitler’s First Year)

    “The whole of education should be designed so as to occupy a boy’s free time in cultivation of his body. He has no right to loaf about idly; but after his day’s work is done he ought to harden his young body, so that life may not find him soft when he enters it. No one should be allowed to sin at the expense of posterity, that is, of the race.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “Last July, feeling that the Press of this country was willfully lying and conducting a political campaign against Germany, I resolved to go to Berlin and make free and independent investigation. I was determined to do pretty much as I pleased when I got there, and no one interfered with my movements. I found Germany, comparatively speaking, a free country, much freer than some of its neighbours. My own views were not always acceptable to my many friends, among whom I can count Jews and Gentiles, Nazis and Communists, Democrats and Socialists. Soon I found that being a Nazi does not preclude one holding views that few Labour men in my own country would dare to express to their ‘comrades’ of the national Labour Party.” (G.E.O. Knight. In Defence of Germany).


    The ritual slaughter of animals. “The Jews enjoy absolute religious freedom, and the resolution passed by the Zionist Congress in Prague in which the German Government was accused of pursuing a policy of religious persecution towards the Jews was entirely unfounded. The resolution was probably motivated by the fact that the ‘Law for the Protection of Animals’ prohibited the slaughter of animals according to Jewish rites.” (Cesare Santoro. Hitler Germany, Vivisection)

    The use of truncheons or other methods of violent restraint generally used by policemen.


    Child Labour


    During the first years of National Socialist government, the improvement in the German peoples standard of living, social security and their holiday and leisure facilities, placed Germany well ahead of all other nations including the United States. Such prosperity and social benefits have never reached the same scale anywhere in the world unless perhaps in a few privileged conclaves of society.


    “More people died as a result of the tiny abortive Easter Uprising against British rule in Ireland (1916) than died as a result of political violence in Germany during the entire National Socialist revolution.” – Adolf Hitler


    The National Socialist form of democracy was based on the principle of ‘community of the people’, which had its origins at the time of Pericles. This conception of democracy as an expression of the popular will was confirmed in the National Socialist regime by conferring on the nation the right of organising plebiscites (referendum) in order to give utterance to the peoples desires. Thus, the National Socialist form of democracy was more pure and more representative than that of a parliamentary regime which takes no account of majority opinion (capital punishment, immigration, Europe, to name a few); political ability or experience, genuine motivation, interest, nationality; and is often based on social background and influenced by interests; commercial for instance, in which the national good comes secondary. “The result of the revolution in Germany has been to establish a democracy in the best sense of the word. We are steering towards an order of things guaranteeing a process of a natural and reasonable selection in the domain of political leadership, thanks to which that leadership will be entrusted to the most competent, irrespective of their descent, name or fortune. The memorable words of the great Corsican that every soldier carries a Field Marshal’s baton in his knapsack, will find its political complement in Germany.” – Adolf Hitler

    “In England, under democracy, you do not put experts in charge of your affairs, but distribute favours among men of a small class without especial qualification for the posts they receive. This is the misuse of democracy in the interest of class, the betrayal of democracy, and it is the cause of our woes, past, present and to come.” (Douglas Reed, Disgrace Abounding).

    “What the German nation has ardently desired for centuries is henceforth a reality; one single, fraternally united people, liberated from the mutual prejudices and hindrances of past times.” (Adolf Hitler)

    “The will of the people is the will of the government, and vice versa. The new political structure raised in Germany is a kind of ennobled democracy; i.e., the government derives its authority from the people, but the possibility of misinterpreting the peoples will or of sterilising it by the intervention of parliamentary methods has been eliminated altogether.” (Dr. Joseph Goebbels)

    “The movement was consolidated together in one Reich a people who were hitherto kept in disunion but various lines of division. . . religious divisions, class divisions, professional divisions, political divisions and the territorial divisions into the various autonomous federal states. This unification is now an historical fact. Nationalism has founded a genuine folk community.

    Formerly the votes of the people were distributed among several political parties. Eventually the number of these parties came to thirty-six. They had no great common platform to offer to a people who were struggling to live. They carried on their political campaigns against one another in a quarrel over paltry and selfish issues.

    Today the people of Germany vote for one leader and one party in a consolidated unity that has never before been dreamed of. Following the disappearance of the political parties, which fought only for their own ends and kept the nation divided, great and common vital problems were presented to the people so that they might understand which ideals were worth striving for and for which sacrifices would have to be made. The whole of Germany was aroused to struggle for these great questions which are of vital importance to a nation’s existence.” (Rudolf Hess. Stockholm)

    “The parliamentary principle of decision by majorities only appears during quite short periods of history, and those are always periods of decadence in nations and States.” (Adolf Hitler)


    The NSDAP became (April 8th, 1933) in effect a public corporation, the constitution of which removed all suspicion of a personal dictatorship by Adolf Hitler.

    “We have deliberately built up an organisation counting many thousands of adherents, in which there is no dictator. And when our adversaries say; ‘It is easy for you to say this, since you are yourself the dictator,’ we reply: no gentlemen, you are mistaken. There is no question of a single dictator, but of ten thousand dictators, each of them in his place.” (Adolf Hitler)

    In a speech to the Reichstag, he stressed that whilst people outside Germany are perpetually talking of democracy and dictatorship:-


    “They have not understood that the result of the revolution in Germany has been to establish a democracy in the best sense of the word. We are steering towards an order of things guaranteeing a process of natural and reasonable selection in the domain of political leadership, thanks to which that leadership will be entrusted to the most competent, irrespective of their descent, name or fortune.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “. . . Hitler has repeatedly taken the opportunity of consulting the nation and has each time obtained its wholehearted approval of his policy and methods of government.” (Cesare Santoro, Hitler Germany)

    “I myself was and still am a child of the people. It was not for the capitalists that I undertook this struggle; it was for the German working man that I took my stand.” (Adolf Hitler)


    “I give women the same rights as men; but I do not think they are the same to the one as to the other. The woman is the life-partner of the man. She ought not to be burdened with the tasks for which man alone is made. But in every case where women do not marry – and there are many in Germany owing to the shortage of men – they have the right to earn their living just in the same way as any man.” – Adolf Hitler, Paris Soir, January, 26th, 1936

    “The National Socialist state refuses to admit female labour in factories merely because such labour is cheap. There is, of course, a certain amount of industrial work which can only be performed by women, but an essential condition is that this sort of work should not be injurious to health.” – Adolf Hitler

    “The phrase, ‘Emancipation of Women’ is only an invention of the Jewish intellect and its content is stamped with the same spirit. In the really good periods of German life the German woman never needed to emancipate herself.” – Adolf Hitler


    “The readiness to sacrifice one’s personal work and, if necessary, even one’s life for others shows its most highly developed form in the Aryan race. The greatness of the Aryan is not based on his intellectual powers; but rather on his willingness to devote all his faculties to the service of his community.” – Adolf Hitler


    Interest free loans of up to 1,000 Deutschmark were paid to newly-married couples provided that the wife having hitherto been a wage earner, relieves the labour market by her marriage. The loan is redeemable at the rate of 1% per month, and for each child born is reduced by 25%.

    925,000 newly married couples took advantage of this scheme, and they produced 825,000 children.


    “Capitalism and Bolshevism are the two sides of the same international Jewish coin.” – Adolf Hitler


    An organisation known as ‘Mother and Child’ was formed. Its purpose was to provide for the welfare; health, safety, financial security, and recreation of expectant mothers, mothers and their children.

    This provided for 26,000 local centres staffed by 227,000 (100,000 voluntary) communal sisters, matrons, governesses, and nurses. Also provided 160 centres, which by 1937 had provided 1,800,000 children with holidays. A further 308 centres were established for mothers of which there were by 1937, 71,000 who had taken advantage of a break. There were 4,319 day nurseries and kindergartens and 2,700,000 mothers had taken advantage of NSV assistance.


    “In Germany today there are nearly two-thirds more kindergartens than before National Socialism assumed power. Thousands and thousands of children have been sent to special holiday and sunshine homes in the country and at the seaside. Their numbers would suffice to flank both sides of the Berlin-Nuremberg road.” – Herr Hilgenfeldt. Head of the Welfare Organisation

    “We have now been successful in decreasing the percentage of infant mortality from 7.09% in 1932 to 6.6% in 1936. In this way, and notwithstanding the increase in the birth-rate we have presented the nation with 140,000 baby boys and girls – a figure that is the equivalent to the population of Lubeck. . . tears must be turned into smiles and no effort must be spared in order to create a healthy and strong nationhood.” – Herr Hilgenfeldt. Head of Welfare Organisation


    “The fight against the poisoning of the soul must be waged alongside cultivation of the body. The life of the people must be freed from the asphyxiating perfume of modern eroticism. The aim and method must be governed by the thought of preserving our nation’s health in body and soul. The right of personal freedom comes second in importance to the duty of maintaining the race.”! – Adolf Hitler


    A subsidised housing program was based on providing all German families with a maximum of two-storey accommodation each with its own garden “thereby developing attachment to the soil.” The building of maisonettes and flats was discouraged.


    “The purpose of social work should not be to distribute favours, but to restore rights.” – Adolf Hitler


    “I wish very much that your tourists would visit us not merely when sporting evens are on but also that they could visit the country, I mean the whole country. There will be no organised propaganda tours to conceal the truth from them. We shall not tell them that Germany is a paradise, for there is no such thing on earth. But your tourists can travel here unhampered and complete freedom and see for themselves that Germany lives in peace and order and at work. They will observe our revival, the efforts we are making and our good will for peace. That is all I hope.” – Adolf Hitler, Paris Soir, January 26th 1936

    “Thousands of Americans, Englishmen and Frenchmen have visited Germany during the months after the national revolution and were able to testify as eye-witnesses that there is no country in the world where law and order are better maintained than in present-day Germany. That there is no country in the world where person and property are held in better respect than in our own, but that there is perhaps also no country in the word where a more rigorous fight is put up against those who believe that they are free to let loose their lower instincts to the detriment of their fellow-beings.” – Adolf Hitler


    “We do not say that one race is superior to another, but we do say that there is a difference between the various Races of the world.” – W. Gross, M.D., Racio-Political Department. Berlin

    “The German intends henceforth to be the master of his own house to the exclusion of alien elements. Hence, in Hitler’s view, the German Government must see to it that only persons of authentic descent are admitted to exert an influence on the destiny of the German people.” – Cesaro Santoro. Hitler Germany

    “Differentiation of treatment is not motivated by the difference of value of the two races, but of the fundamental difference of their respective natures.” – Adolf Hitler

    “Every public function, of whatever nature it may be – whether in the Reich, in the States, or in the municipalities – should be confided exclusively to German citizens.” – Article V1 NSDAP Program

    The National Socialist view on nationality was the claim the honest legislation of immigration policy already practised by other countries. The United States classified immigrants as desirables or undesirables according to their country of origin, as does Australia and many other countries.

    “The world is undoubtedly going through great changes. The only question is whether the outcome will be the good of Aryan humanity or profits for the Jew. The task of the national state will, therefore, be to preserve the race and fit it to meet the final and great decisions on this globe by suitable education of its youth.” Adolf Hitler

    “Great nations do not succumb through lost wars, but rather through racial decay and the destruction of their internal order.” – Adolf Hitler

    “The whole world may begin to burn, but the National Socialist State and Idea will emerge from the conflagration like platinum.” – Adolf Hitler


    Germany is a Christian nation of which more than 46 million belong to the German Evangelical (Protestant) Church, and 30 million to the Roman Catholic faith.


    “First I believe in Almighty God.” . . . “And, I solemnly declare that Almighty God has chosen me for this task.” . . . “And so I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.” Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf.

    “We wish to fill our culture once more with the spirit of Christianity – but not only in theory.” – Adolf Hitler

    “To a political leader the religious teachings and practices of his people should be sacred and inviolable. Otherwise he should not be a statesman but a reformer, if he has the necessary qualifications for such a mission. Any other line of conduct will lead to disaster, especially in Germany.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf. p.75

    “In this hour I pray that the Almighty will give His blessing in the years to come to our labours, to our judgement and to our strength of resolution, that he may guard us from all false pride as from all cowardly submission, that He will let us find the right path, which He in his providence has allotted to the German people, and that He gives us always the courage to do right and never to waver or weaken before any force or danger.” – Adolf Hitler. 5th Anniversary of the National Socialist Government

    “It is a tragedy of the Germanic world that Jesus was Judaised, distorted, falsified; and an alien Asiatic spirit was forced upon us. That is a crime we must repair.”– Adolf Hitler

    “In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgment and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that he may grant to us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that he may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.” – Adolf Hitler

    “When folk have set before them a true purpose and then pursue it unmoved with bravery and courage, when they withstand with a strong heart every trial which Heaven sends upon them, then one day at the last Almighty Providence will yet grant them the fruits of their struggle and of their sacrifices. For God has never abandoned any man upon this earth unless he has first abandoned himself.” – Adolf Hitler

    “If Providence had not guided us I would often never have found these dizzy paths. Thus it is that what National Socialists have in the depths of our hearts our faith. No man can fashion world history or the history of peoples unless upon his purpose and his powers there rests the blessing of this Providence.” – Adolf Hitler

    “I believe that this was God’s Will – to send a boy into the Reich, to let him become its Leader, in order to bring his home country into the Reich. Otherwise one must doubt Providence.” – Adolf Hitler

    “Our task is to harness the God-given energy of this German nation to stand firm for the Truth.” – Adolf Hitler

    “Help thyself, then thou wilt also have the help of the Almighty.” – Adolf Hitler

    “The Aryan stands firm, One with God in his attitude to the world and its people.” – Adolf Hitler

    “The German Government, which regards Christianity as the unshakeable foundation of the ethical life of the German nation, attaches the greatest importance to the maintenance and development of friendly relations with the Holy See.” – The Government’s Program

    “The national government regards the two Christian confessions as the most important factors of the maintenance of our ethical personality.” – The Government’s Program

    “The Party as such advocates a positive Christianity without binding itself to any particular church.” – 24th Point

    “The Government will adopt a just and objective attitude towards all other religions.” – The Government’s Program

    “No National Socialist shall be allowed to suffer because he does not subscribe to a certain religion or because he ascribes to no religion at all. Belief is a matter for each one to resolve in the light of his own conscience. Compulsion must not be exercised.” – Rudolf Hess

    “The tolerance shown towards the agnostic and anti-Christian confessions is also extended to Jewish religious activities in Germany. I have already attempted to make it quite clear that the special treatment meted out to Jews in Germany is inspired solely by racial and not be religious motives. The Jews enjoy full liberty in the exercise of the ritual.” – Cesare Santoro. Hitler Germany Seen by a Foreigner

    “The Protestant world is still under German leadership. There is no foundation for the fear, voiced abroad, that Germany will forsake the Protestant world.” – Hanns Kerrl. German Minister for Church Affairs

    “The Protestant may remain Protestant and the Catholic Catholic, and he who is neither and nevertheless owns Christ, may also remain what he is.” – Hans Kerrl. German Minister for Church Affairs

    “Dr.Muller is undoubtedly more representative. He is a sincere and pious, though somewhat hearty, Army chaplain, honestly convinced that Hitler is a miracle. At last the German Christians feel that the Almighty has done something. If only the immense spiritual forces in the new Germany can be harnessed in the service of Christianity the new mission of which the Germans are profoundly conscious will be a Christian one.” – H. Powys-Greenwood. Hitler’s First Year

    “National Socialism would have every German decide for himself on spiritual questions, just as in the days of Frederick the Great. The National Socialist state gives to the church what belongs to the church, and to the state what belongs to the state.” – Rudolf Hess

    “I believe in the Holy German people inside and outside the German frontiers. I believe in Adolf Hitler, who by the grace of God, was sent to give the German people faith in themselves once more.” – German Faith Movement

    “Adolf Hitler gave us back our faith. He showed us the true meaning of religion. He has come to renew for us the faith of our fathers and to make us new and better beings. . . just as Jesus Christ made his twelve apostles into a faithful band to the martyr’s death whose faith shook the Roman Empire, so now we witness the same spectacle again. Adolf Hitler is the true Holy Ghost.” – Hanns Kerrl. German Minister for German Affairs


    Before National Socialism, millions of people had never seen the inside of a theatre. A survey found 87.6% (men) and 81.3% (women) had never seen an operatic performance; whilst 63.8% (men) 72.2% (women) had never visited a theatre.

    By 1936, 22,100,000 had visited theatres, 18,600,000 visited film performances, 5,600,000 attended concerts, 3,300,000 factory exhibitions, and 50,000,000 to cultural extravaganzas. 230 colleges for popular/hobby education had been established, 62,000 educational conferences had been attended by 10 million.

    It was arranged so that all workers traveled during their holidays on the premise that it was no holiday unless there was a change of air. In two years there were 384 sea voyages taking 490,000 workers on foreign cruises, more than 60,000 national holiday excursions (19 million participants), 113,000 hiking tours with 3 million participants. A holiday camp with full holiday facilities was built to accommodate 20,000 people.

    Every big commercial or public concern was provided with its own sports and recreation grounds, swimming baths. A fleet of yachts was put at the disposal of water sports enthusiasts, likewise winter and summer sports equipment and facilities.

    Likewise, all factories, offices, stores and shops were fitted out for recreation yards, swimming pools, clean and modern canteens, comradeship houses, sports grounds.

    “It is hoped for every worker to have an adequate annual holiday. I saw one of the first holiday special trains leave Berlin with 1,000 workers for Bavarian mountains.” – H. Powys-Greenwood


    “Recently the German Labour 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 twenty 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 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 cost of such trips was 158.37DM and was limited to workers who earned less than 300DM a month, with preference going to those who earned less than 200DM a month.

    The ordinary German worker and his family enjoyed a standard of living which was at the time exclusive to the very rich in America and in Britain, where ordinary workers at the time rarely went to the theatre or concerts, and the holiday of a lifetime might be a few days in Blackpool or Margate. Foreign holidays and cruises on ocean going liners could only be dreamed about; and social deprivation, unemployment and harsh working conditions were the lot of most people. One can imagine the impression that German standard of living might make on other Europeans who might look beyond the curtain of distortion and consider National Socialism as an alternative form of government.

    “Five years of National Socialist constructive work have brought about; the right for every worker to claim a holiday on full pay. Minimum and not maximum holidays are fixed.” – Adolf Hitler, Fifth Anniversary Speech

    “Today our achievements are so vast that the whole world has become interested in them.” – Adolf Hitler

    “We have done rightly in organising trips to foreign countries. We shall continue along these lines and in the spring of next year we shall have six large steamers carrying workers to Lisbon and Madeira. . .

    During the National Socialist Party Congress in Nuremberg, I announced a reduction of 30% would be made on future ‘Kraft durche Freude’ trips. Many experts at that time shook their heads and believed this to be impossible to practice. Today, after only a few weeks of preparation, I am able to announce that this reduction will be applicable to 350,000 holiday makers in 1936 – without in any way reducing the actual takings on the inn keeping, hotel, restaurant traders, etc.

    In other words this means that the German worker will be able to spend a week’s holiday for the sum of between 12 and 16 Marks, inclusive of fare and lodging and admission to special entertainments. . .

    Here I should like to announce a new and still greater scheme:– We intend to bring from overseas those fellow countrymen and their families who otherwise could never have a chance to visit their homeland. Our ‘Kraft Durch Freude’ fleet will be used for this purpose during the winter months and between the seasons. The cost of such trips will be maintained at a very low rate. These trips will in no way interfere or compete with the existing steamship trade. Those with sufficient means can continue to travel in the ordinary passenger boats to Germany, as formerly.” – Adolf Hitler

    “Our final aim is, we want to achieve a position wherein we can give each of the 14 million German workers an annual holiday of from 12 to 14 days.” . . .”We shall proceed with the construction of new ships and new holiday quarters. . . a new health resort with 20,000 beds will be built on the island of Rugen in the Baltic. Two new 15,000 ton steamers with accommodation for 1,500 will also be built.” – Dr. Robert Ley. German Labour Front


    “Does the National Socialist doctrine constitute the foundation of a new era in history? My only aim is to make known the success actually achieved by Hitler. If, however, this success be compared with the failures of other governments; and if the present political, economic, social and cultural situation of Germany be compared with that of other countries, the question inevitably arises as to whether the National Socialist doctrine is not a great step forward in social evolution; and if, on the other hand, antagonistic systems and methods do not incorporate conceptions doomed in the process of time to ultimate disappearance. But it must be left to history to answer these questions.” witness1.htm

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