Translated by E. T .C. Dugdale. Written by one of the original founding members of the NSDAP, this booklet was the primary political document which underpinned the ideology and ideas of the future Nazi Party.
Dealing with every conceivable topic—foreign policy, internal policy, property, usury, economics, race, Jews, culture, agriculture, citizenship, the military, and much more—this far-reaching document provides a sweeping and comprehensive look into the dramatic worldview of National Socialism.
“The main battle is one between two world-theories, represented by two essentially differing structures—the spirit which has created and is creative and the unquiet, grasping spirit.
The creative spirit, deep-rooted, but superior to the rest of the world in spiritual experience, is carried mainly by the Aryan race; the grabbing spirit, without roots anywhere, aiming only at material things, commercial, is chiefly represented by the Jews.
National Socialism, like anti-Semitism, regards the Jewish-materialistic spirit as the chief cause of the evil; it knows however that this greatest struggle in history must not stop short at merely destroying the Semitic spirit; which is why the great program of National Socialism goes far beyond the anti-Semitic desire to destroy, for it offers a positive constructive picture, showing how the National Socialist State of labor and achievement ought to appear when completed.
Once this high aim is achieved, the National Socialist Party will dissolve automatically; for National Socialism will then be the entire life of the whole German nation. The NSDAP is not a political Party in the ordinary sense of the word, but is that section of the nation, which is confident and sure of the future, which has gathered round strong and determined leaders to deliver Germany from shame and impotence abroad and from demoralization at home, and to make her once again strong and respected abroad, and morally and economically healthy at home.”
Also includes the famous “25 Points” and other notes and additions by Adolf Hitler.
Cover: An exact reproduction of the 1932 original, published by Franz Lehrer Verlag in Munich.
About the author: Gottfried Feder (1883–1941) was a German engineer who was one of the four original founders of the NSDAP. It was his speech on economics which initially attracted Adolf Hitler to the party, and later he and Hitler drew up the “25 Points” which became the abbreviated version of the party’s policy. Feder served the NSDAP in parliament and as under-secretary at the ministry of economics until 1936, when he retired to become a professor at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin. He died in 1941.
Historical Account of the Rise of the NSDAP
Official Party Manifesto regarding farming population and Agriculture
The Policy of the NSDAP on Ownership of Landed Property
The 25 Points
The Basic Ideas
The Program Requirements in Detail Policy of the State
Religion and Art
Military and other Reforms
What we do not desire