NAZI 25-Point Program

Figure 1.--We find that many people do not understand that Fascism aling wiyhj the German variant, NAZIism, grew out of the Socialist movement. This is why the Comminists and NAZIs have so much in common: suppression od democratic ekections, secret police, supression of basic civil liberties, concentration camps, slave labor, end of free labor unions, mass graves, draconian justice system, mass mirder, amd manuu other similrities. This included taking control of youth away from he parents an ino the hands of the state (political party). Hitler notably said, "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the Future!" [Hitler (1935).] The translation of Geht in die Gemeinschaftsschule in this NAZInposter can be misleading. It certaily does not mean 'Go to local community control of schools' as in America. It means 'Go to Government schools for the German racal community'.

The National Socialist Program, commonmly reffered to as the 25-point Program or Plan, was the party program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). Adolf Hitler announced the party's program (February 24, 1920) at a gathering of some 2,000 people in the Munich Festival of the Hofbräuhaus (State brewery). The NAZI program originated at a German Workers' Party (DAP), the original name of the NAZI Party) congress in Vienna. It was brought to Munich by Rudolf Jung, who after openly supporing Hitler was expelled by Czech authorities. The 25-point program was adopted by Hitler and remained the Party's official statement of its priogram. As time passed, some of the plans were ignored or modified. The various points are notable for both the very strong racial component and the heavy soicialist component. We note that the term Socialist in the NAZI name is often thought of as a sop to workrrs, but unrelated to the actual Party program. In fact, much of the Party Prigram is very much socialist in nature: 7. state guaranteed jobs and welfare system, 11. abolition of interest and dividend income, 13. nationalization of industry, 14. profit shgaring, 15. expanded old age welfare, 16. communalization of small business, 17. land reform and market restrictions, 18. draconian justice system, 20. state control of educationm and free university for gifted children, 21. state health care and mandatory youth programs, 22. state (party) control of the press, 23. state supervision of religion, 26. centralization of state power. Strangely, Hitler did not include the 25-point program in Mein Kampf. He refers to it, but avoids listing the 25 points.

1.) We demand the unification of all Germans in the Greater Germany on the basis of the people's right to self-determination.

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

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

4.) Only a member of the race can be a citizen. A member of the race can only be one who is of German blood, without consideration of creed. Consequently, no Jew can be a member of the race.

5.) Whoever has no citizenship is to be able to live in Germany only as a guest and must be under the authority of legislation for foreigners.

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

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

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

9.) All citizens must have equal rights and obligations.

10.) The first obligation of every citizen must be to productively work mentally or physically. The activity of individuals is not to counteract the interests of the universality, but must have its result within the framework of the whole for the benefit of all. Consequently, we demand:

11.) Abolition of unearned (work and labour) incomes. Breaking of debt (interest)-slavery.

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

13.) We demand the nationalisation of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).

14.) We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24.) We demand freedom of religion for all religious denominations within the state so long as they do not endanger its existence or oppose the moral senses of the Germanic race. The Party as such advocates the standpoint of a positive Christianity without binding itself confessionally to any one denomination. It combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit within and around us and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our nation can only succeed from within on the framework: "The good of the community before the good of the individual". ("GEMEINNUTZ GEHT VOR EIGENNUTZ" [all caps in original])

25.) For the execution of all of this we demand the formation of a strong central power in the Reich. Unlimited authority of the central parliament over the whole Reich and its organizations in general. The forming of state and profession chambers for the execution of the laws made by the Reich within the various states of the confederation. The leaders of the Party promise, if necessary by sacrificing their own lives, to support by the execution of the points set forth above without consideration. [Hitler (1920).]


Hitler, Adolf. Announcement of the NAZI Party program at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich (February 24, 1920).

Hitler, Adolf. Speech at the Reichsparteitag (1935).


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