Nazi Party Program Analysis (1)

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

The “Ein Volk – Ein Reich” principle. Essentially it demands that in every foreign territory where the Germans are in the majority, they must have the right to hold a referendum on whether to remain in the state in question or join the German Reich (taking with them the territory in question, of course).

This principle (supported by an overwhelming majority of Germans in Germany and abroad) made perfect sense and the only reason why the whole problem of “Germans abroad” existed in the first place was the criminal and outright idiotic armed robbery at Versailles (sorry, the Treaty of Versailles) that was imposed on Germany and Germans at gunpoint.

When Nazis game to power, they faithfully implemented this perfectly natural and sensible principles in a series of political and military decisions and actions. These decisions and actions ultimately led to the Anschluss of Austria, the Munich Agreement (which allowed Germany to annex Czech territories mainly inhabited by Germans), invasion of Poland and thus to the Second World War (caused to a significant extent by and armed robbery at Versailles)

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.

Given the fact that the infamous Treaty of Versailles was imposed on Germany and the Germany people essentially at gunpoint (i.e. under threat of murderous blockade and the military occupation), this demand was perfectly noble and made complete sense.

 

25 points: The Nazi Party Program

ProgramHitler and other key party leaders realized that in order to win the genuinely cutthroat competition (it was painfully evident that only one of over seventy nationalist groups will survive as there is room for only one such party in the market for nationalist ideologies), it needed one more crucial competitive advantage.

A powerful, attractive and inspirational party program.

Hitler later claimed that he was the sole author of the DAP/NSDAP program. However, in reality it was initially developed by Rudolf Jung – an ideologue and one of the leaders of the German Bohemian National Socialist movement.

It was Jung who convinced Hitler to add “National Socialist” to the name of German Workers’ Party (Hitler originally wanted to rename the German DAP the “Social Revolutionary Party”).

The DAP/NSDAP program thus was but an adaptation of Jung’s program by Anton Drexler, Adolf Hitler, Gottfried Feder and Dietrich Eckart. It was much more realistic program – by far – because unlike the Austrians, the Germans did not claim to being either liberal or democratic and opposed neither political reaction nor the aristocracy, yet advocated democratic institutions and voting rights for all Germans.

The program consisted of 25 points (statements) and was announced by Adolf Hitler on February 24th, 1920 to the audience of about 2,000 people. On the same day the party was officially remained the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) – the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

In this section, I will perform a thorough analysis of this fundamental document that by and large determined decisions and actions by party leaders and officials for the whole 25 years of NSDAP existence.

Graf Zeppelin Aircraft Carrier

Graf Zeppelin. Flugzeugträger. Stapell.: 8.12.1938
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Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier was a much bigger waste of resources than all H-class battleships combined, because unlike them, it was about 80-85% complete by the time all work on the carrier has been stopped for good in February of 1943.

The biggest problem of the carrier was that the Kriegsmarine brass had an entirely wrong idea about its operational strategy. American, British and Japanese navies adopted the strategy of carrier groups (one or more carriers protected by cruisers and destroyers from enemy surface ships and thus armed only with AA guns), which allowed flight operations to continue without disruption and kept carriers out of undue risk of damage or sinking from surface action.

Graf Zeppelin was supposed to operate solo (or with minimum support) against enemy convoys and task forces. Consequently, it was not a “classic carrier” but essentially the “aircraft-carrying cruiser” armed with sixteen (!) 150mm guns.

And thus would have been an easy prey for American or British task forces as it (1) was no match for enemy battleships, battle cruisers heavy and possibly even cruisers due to its size, poor armor, relatively slow speed and poor maneuverability and (2) had too few aircraft to successfully engage even 2-3 escort carriers.

A combination of political infighting between the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe, disputes within the ranks of the Kriegsmarine itself and Adolf Hitler’s waning interest all “conspired” against the carriers.

A shortage of workers and materials slowed construction still further and, in 1939, Kriegsmarine commander-in-chief Erich Raeder reduced the number of ships from four (stipulated by Plan Z) to two – Graf Zeppelin and Peter Strasser.

Even so, the Luftwaffe trained its first unit of pilots for carrier service and readied it for flight operations. However, with the advent of World War II, priorities predictably shifted to U-boat construction.

Consequently, Peter Strasser was broken up on the slipway while work on the other and Graf Zeppelin was continued tentatively but suspended in 1940. The air unit scheduled for her was disbanded at that time.

However, the decisive role of carrier-based aircraft in the Battle of Taranto, the pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck, the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway demonstrated conclusively the usefulness of aircraft carriers in modern naval warfare.

Which renewed Hitler’s interest in the solo remaining carrier so on his orders, work resumed on the remaining carrier. Still, progress was again delayed, this time by the demand for newer planes specifically designed for carrier use and the need for modernizing the ship in light of wartime developments.

The German naval staff hoped all these changes could be accomplished by April 1943, with the carrier’s first sea trials taking place in August that same year. However, by late January 1943 Hitler had become so disenchanted what he perceived as the poor performance of the surface fleet that he ordered all of its larger ships taken out of service and scrapped. So on February 2nd, 1943, construction on the carrier ended for good.

Graf Zeppelin languished for the next two years in various Baltic ports. On April 125th, 1945, it was scuttled at Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), ahead of the advancing Red Army.

According to the agreement between the Soviet Union and the Allies, Graf Zeppelin should have been destroyed or scuttled into deep waters. However, the Soviet Navy had other things in mind for the vessel.

So, in their decision to repair what might have been their enemy’s only aircraft carrier, they refloated her on March of 1946 and she was towed from Poland to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Unfortunately for them and for the embattled carrier, Soviet dictator did not believe in the value of the aircraft carrier (this was one of the few strategic mistakes that he made during his lifetime).

So the carrier was towed back to the Polish coast and became a practice target for Soviet warplanes and Naval ships. 24 bombs and projectiles later, she was still afloat. Eventually, two torpedoes finished her off and sent her down her watery grave.

 

Individuals Who Created the Nazi Germany

Russian dictator Joseph Stalin used to say that “every calamity has the first and a last name”. Consequently, although literally millions contributed to the establishment of the Third Reich, the following individuals essentially created the Nazi Germany:

  1. Adolf Hitler (of course). Nazi Germany was essentially the creation, the brainchild, the “baby”, the invention, if you will of one genius (no doubt about that) individual. Adolf Hitler.
  2. Hitler’s political heroes and role models who provided the foundations for his pan-German nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic views: Dr. Leonard Pötsch (his history teacher at school), Georg Ritter von Schönerer and Dr. Karl Lueger (Austrian nationalist politicians). It was Dr. Lueger who practically openly preached the necessity of physical extermination of the Jews which Hitler and the Nazis decades later implemented as the Holocaust.
  3. Captain Karl Mayr who in summer of 1919 hired Adolf Hitler as a Reichswehr propagandist charged with indoctrinating the Army soldiers and officers with the nationalist and anti-Marxist ideology. And thus essentially launched his career as an enormously efficient public speaker and agitator. It was Captain Mayr who ordered Hitler to join DAP – then tiny and obscure Bavarian nationalist political party and thus launched Hitler’s career as a politician. He also obtained financing from Reichswehr that was crucial for the survival and growth of NSDAP
  4. Anton Drexler, who (together with Karl Harrer, Gottfried Feder and Dietrich Eckart) on January 5th, 1919 founded the German Workers’ party (DAP) which soon became NSDAP – the Nazi Party
  5. Dietrich Eckart – a German journalist, highly successful playwright, poet, and politician (and of DAP founders). He was the original publisher of the Nazi Party newspaper – the Völkischer Beobachter. It was Eckart who convinced Adolf Hitler of his messianic mission and introduced Hitler into powerful and influential German circles thus providing Hitler with the vital political and financial support. He also heavily influenced the formation of Hitler’s ideology by introducing him to Alfred Rosenberg (the future chief NSDAP ideologue) and to the works of Houston Stewart Chamberlain.
  6. Heinrich Himmler who created the SS – one of the key components (if not the key component) of Nazi civilization. And essentially “the state within a state”
  7. Karl Marx – the founder of Marxism that became the foundation for the Bolshevist ideology (and thus for the existential threat to Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization). Nazis were the only political force capable of winning the existential war with Bolshevism which became a major factor for their coming to power in 1933. Karl Marx was a Jew – the fact which contributed heavily to Nazi (incorrect) perception that Marxism and Bolshevism were a global Jewish conspiracy and that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which ultimately led to persecution of Jews and to the Holocaust – a monstrous and horrible crime against humanity
  8. Matvei Golovinski – a Russian-French writer, journalist and political activist – and the author of the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This fraudulent document reinforced Nazi belief that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which led to horrific and murderous consequences
  9. Arthur Zimmermann, a Staatssekretär (i.e. a top level civil servant) in the Foreign Office of the German Empire. He was dumb enough to send the infamous Zimmerman Telegram to the German ambassador to Mexico, Heinrich von Eckardt. This telegram proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the prior event of the United States entering World War I against Germany and thus became the trigger for the US entry into the Great War on the Allied side. Which gave the Allies the decisive advantage over the Central powers and within eighteen months led to the defeat of Germany in World War I. This defeat radically changed the situation in Germany and ultimately paved the way for Nazi coming to power.
  10. Vladimir Lenin and other founders of the Bolshevik party. Which ultimately came to power in Russia (via violent but relatively bloodless coup) and thus created an existential threat to Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization. Nazis were the only political force capable of winning the existential war with Bolshevism which became a major factor for their coming to power in 1933. Lenin had a quarter of Jewish blood in him and several founders of the Bolshevik party (Martov, Axelrod, Dan, etc.) were Jewish. This fact contributed heavily to Nazi (incorrect) perception that Marxism and Bolshevism were a global Jewish conspiracy and that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which ultimately led to persecution of Jews and to the Holocaust
  11. Leon Trotsky who was the leader of the successful Bolshevik coup that brought the latter to power in October 1917. He was the author of the idea of the “permanent revolution”, the Defense Minister in the Bolshevik government and the commander-in-chief of Bolshevik armed forces in the Soviet-Polish war of 1919-1920 – the first Bolshevist attempt to occupy and conquer Europe. Consequently, he became directly associated with the existential Bolshevist threat. Trotsky was a Jew which further reinforced Nazi (incorrect) perception that Marxism and Bolshevism were a global Jewish conspiracy and that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which ultimately led to persecution of Jews and to the Holocaust
  12. Grigory Zinoviev – the Russian Bolshevik leader and the leader of Comintern – the international Communist organization established by the Russian Bolsheviks with but one fundamental objective – invade, occupy and destroy the whole human civilization and transform it into a global Communist state. Nazis reacted to this in a very predictable way (especially given the fact that Zinoviev was a Jew). This existential threat provided Nazis with an extremely powerful drive that ultimately brought them to power and led to the persecution of Jews and the Holocaust
  13. Other Russian Bolshevist Jewish leaders – Kamever, Sverdlov, Nogin, larin and others. For the same reasons. Although non-Jewish leaders contributed heavily to making the Soviet Russia the existential threat to Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization. With predictable consequences
  14. Joseph Stalin who led and managed the whole project of “Bolshevization” of the whole human civilization. In other words, of its transformation into a global Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. And thus became the personification of the existential threat to the global human civilization.
  15. Paul von Hindenburg – then President of the Weimar Republic who on January 30th 1933 appointed Hitler as Reich Chancellor and on February 28th, 1933 signed the “Reichstag Fire Decree” (Decree for the Protection of People and State). The first action brought Hitler to power; the second essentially gave him the absolute power (although formally he got the latter only after von Hindenburg signed the so-called Enabling Act on March 24th, 1933).
  16. Marinus van der Lubbe – a Dutch Communist, pyromaniac and a convicted arsonist – who on February 27th, 1933 started the Reichstag Fire and thus paved the way for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis to obtain absolute power in Germany (which they did less than a month later). Consequently, the decision of the city government of Leiden (his hometown) to name a street after him and create his memorial rather strange (to put it mildly)

 

The Blutfahne

BFNazis viewed Germany as one giant army engaged in an existential war with the “alien races”. And each organization (first and foremost, Nazi Party organization) as a military unit of this gigantic army. Consequently, it is no surprise that just about every major organization in Germany was supposed to have its own flag (banner) and even its own uniform.

The objective of each flag (emotionally and spiritually powerful symbol) was to unite the members of the organization in question (and the Germans in general), instill in them loyalty and obedience to this organization (and to the whole Nazi party, Nazi state and its Führer), genuine love for “all of the above” and inspire them to make the maximum contribution to the German victory in this existential war – by doing everything possible (and even humanly impossible).

Every flag was a sacred object, but the most sacred of these objects was undoubtedly the Blutfahne – the “Blood Flag”. This flag was carried during the failed Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, Germany on 9 November 1923, during which it became soaked in the blood of one of the SA men who died.

The flag was that of the 5th SA Sturm (company), which was carried in the march towards the Feldherrnhalle. When the police fired on the Nazis, the flagbearer Heinrich Trambauer was hit and dropped the flag. Andreas Bauriedl, an SA man marching alongside the flag, was killed and fell onto it, staining it with his blood.

Not surprisingly, it subsequently became one of the most revered objects of the Nazi Party and of the whole Third Reich. The Blutfahne was used in ceremonies in which new flags for party organizations were consecrated by touching the Blood Flag. Given the fact that Nazis sincerely believed in essentially magical properties of the Aryan blood, it was essentially a deeply occult ceremony.

In 1926, at the second Nazi Party congress at Weimar, Hitler ceremonially bestowed the flag on Joseph Berchtold, the then head of the SS. The flag was thereafter treated as a sacred object by the Nazi Party and carried by SS-Sturmbannführer Jakob Grimminger at various Nazi Party ceremonies. When not in use, the Blutfahne was kept at the headquarters of the Nazi Party in Munich (the “Brown House”) with an SS guard of honor.

The Blutfahne was last seen in public at the Volkssturm induction ceremony on 18 October 1944. This ceremony was conducted by Heinrich Himmler and attended by Wilhelm Keitel, Heinz Guderian, Hans Lammers, Martin Bormann, Karl Fiehler, Wilhelm Schepmann and Erwin Kraus.After this last public display, the Blutfahne vanished. Its current whereabouts are unknown.

 

Wewelsburg: The Mittelpunkt der Welt Estate

MTWThose involved in Himmler’s “Mittelpunkt der Welt” project nicknamed it “Himmler’s Vatican”. Which was totally appropriate, because the complex to be created around Wewelsburg was to become the center for the “artgemäße Religion” (an “appropriate religion”).

Religion that was radically different from Christianity – apparently the “inappropriate” religion. Inappropriate for Germans that is.

Plans for a truly enormous estate included an 18-meter wall in the shape of a 3/4 circle. This wall was supposed to be 860 meters in diameter and include eighteen massive towers with everything centered around the North Tower of the Wewelsburg castle. According to Wiligut, the actual center of the world was located in the center of a circular North Tower.

Plans for the estate called for the building of a wide road that was to connect the castle with the Rhynern – Kassel Reichsautobahn (freeway) thus creating a gigantic spear with the road as its shaft, the castle as its head and the North Tower as its tip.

The plans also included a “Hall of the High Court of the SS”, streets, parkways, magnificent buildings, a villa colony for higher SS-leaders, the SS barracks, a dam with a power plant, freeway accesses and even an airport.

It was estimated that it will take 20 years and 250 million marks to build the whole complex. The surrounding area (the Wewelsburg village) was supposed to be flooded and villagers resettled (most likely, on the territories annexed from Poland).

 

The Swastika

SWThe Swastika is undoubtedly the most emotionally and spiritually powerful symbol of the XX century – far more powerful than any other well-known symbols (all developed by totalitarian regimes) – the SS runes, the Balkenkreuz, the Red Star, the Red Banner and Hammer & Sickle. And the only explanation for this phenomenon is supernatural.

Prior to its adoption in 1920 by the Nazi Party (and personally by Adolf Hitler) as their fundamental symbol (in the Hakenkreuz version), swastika was (although widely used) a relatively obscure symbol. Which projected little spiritual power.

The right-facing swastika (the one that Nazi used) was a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Jainism; however, it could be found all over Europe, Asia and Africa – in Ukraine, England, Bulgaria, Armenia, Scandinavia, Egypt, India, China, Russia, etc. Consequently, some historians consider it a genuine “symbol of the universe”.

In different cultures and religions it has different meanings – from simply “good fortune” to thunder, the Sun, Eternity, Eternal Light and even God. Interestingly enough, it was not an uncommon Christian symbol where it was perceived as a hooked version of a Christian cross.

Some Christian churches built in the Romanesque and Gothic eras are decorated with swastikas. Swastikas are prominently displayed in a mosaic in the St. Sophia church of Kiev, Ukraine dating from the 12th century.

They also appear as a repeating ornamental motif on a tomb in the Basilica of St. Ambrose (one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of a Christian Church) in Milan.

In Poland, Russia and other East European nations, the swastika was popular with nobility (especially with the last Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna who placed it where she could for happiness and good luck).

It was printed on some banknotes of the Russian Provisional Government issued in 1917 and of the Soviet Government in Russia issued in 1918-1922). In 1919 it was approved as insignia for the Kalmyk formations (who practiced Buddhism), and for a short period had a certain popularity amongst some artists, politics and army groups. In 1918, Finnish Air Force (and the whole Finnish military) adopted a blue swastika as their emblem.

But still the swastika was not nearly as powerful and influential as it became after it was officially adopted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party as their emblem, as their most fundamental spiritual symbol.

Which, actually, was a natural and logical choice. First, NSDAP (at that time still DAP) was founded by Thule Society that had a swastika (albeit with rounded corners) as its emblem. It was also extensively used (as a symbol of an Aryan race) on the pages of Ostara magazine that Hitler read on a regular basis during his life in Vienna in 1908-13.

Second, members of Freikorps units brought by the Thule Society to crush the Bavarian Soviet Republics (and who subsequently joined the Nazi SA in droves) painted swastikas on their helmets and vehicles.

However, Adolf Hitler did not just simply adopt swastika as the official symbol of NSDAP. He used is as a searchlight-style tool to project power. His own power, the power of his party, of the German nation, of the whole Aryan race – and the power of the Almighty Providence.

The power of the omnipotent entity that sent him to unite the German nation into Ein Volk, Ein Reich, right the wrongs of the Versailles Treaty, avenge the humiliation of Germany, restore German power, honor and glory and – what was the most important by far – to fight and win the existential war with Bolshevism and thus save Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization from being destroyed by this existential threat.

He used the swastika as an instrument, a portal, a gateway to instill fear in his enemies and courage, confidence, determination, dare and faith (and, of course, unquestionable and unconditional obedience and loyalty to him personally) in his followers – in all Germans, in fact.

And fill them with boundless energy and enthusiasm to do seemingly impossible (even unthinkable), overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and do what needs to be done to transform Germany into a political, economic and military superpower. And into the genuinely happy nation.