Fundamental Principles of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP = Nazi)

The program of the German Workers' Party is limited as to period. The leaders have no intention, once the aims announced in it have been achieved, of setting up fresh ones merely in order to increase the discontent of the masses artificially, and so ensure the continued existence of the party.

1. We demand the union of all Germans to form a Great Germany on the basis of the right of self-determination enjoyed by nations.

2. We demand equality of rights for the German people in its dealings with other nations, and abolition of the peace treaty of Versailles....

3. We demand land and territory (colonies) for the nourishment of our people and for settling our excess population.

4. None but members of the Volk-community may be citizens of the state. None but those of German blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the Volk-community. No Jew, therefore, may be a member of the nation.

5. Anyone who is not a citizen of the state may live in Germany only as a guest and must be regarded as being subject to foreign laws.

6. The right of voting on the leadership and legislation is to be enjoyed by citizens of the state alone. We demand therefore that all official appointments, of whatever kind, whether in the Reich, in the states, or in the smaller localities, shall be granted to citizens of the state alone.

7. We demand that the state shall make it its first duty to promote the industry and livelihood of citizens of the state. If it is not possible to nourish the entire population of the state, foreign nationals and non-citizens of the state must be excluded from the Reich....

We demand therefore

11. abolition of incomes unearned by work.

Breaking of Interest Slavery

12. in recognition of the extensive sacrifices, both financial and physical which the past war has demanded of our Volk, any personal profiteering from that war must be labeled a crime against the Volk. We demand therefore ruthless confiscation of all war gains.

13. nationalization of all business trusts....

14. that profits from wholesale trade shall be shared.

15. extensive development of provisions for old age.

16. creation and maintenance of a healthy middle class, immediate communalization of wholesale business establishments, and their lease at a cheap rate to small traders and that extreme consideration shall be shown to all small purveyors.

17. land reform suitable to our national requirements.

18. ruthless prosecution of those whose activities are injurious to the common interest. Common criminals, usurers, racketeers, etc. should be sentenced to death, regardless of their religion and race.

19. substitution of the materialistically oriented Roman Law with old-fashion German jurisprudence.

20. in order that every competetent and industrious German receive their highest form of education, and thus permit them to attain advancement in their careers, the state should undertake responsibility for the fundamentals of the entire educational system. The curriculum of all schools should be suitable for the practical side of life. The schools should also propagate an understanding of nature of the state by stressing the role of citizens. We demand the education at state expense of especially talented children from poor families, without regard for the social standing or profession of the parents.

21. that the state see to raising the standard of health in the nation by protecting mothers and infants, prohibiting child labor, increasing bodily efficiency by obligatory gymnastics and sports laid down by law and by extensive support of clubs engaged in the bodily development of the young....

23. legal warfare against conscious political lying and its dissemination in the press.In order to permit a truly German press to be created, we demand that:

It must be forbidden to publish papers which do not conduce to the national welfare. We demand legal prosecution of all tendencies in art and literature of a kind likely to disintegrate our life as a nation, and the suppression of institutions which militate against the requirements mentioned above.

24. liberty for all religious denominations in the state, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the moral feelings of the German race. The Party itself takes the standpoint of "positive Christianity" without binding itself to any particular confession. It fights the Jewish-materialistic spirit both within and around us, and is convinced that a lasting improvement in the state of our Volk can only succeed when we inwardly proceed on the principle:

The Common Good before Individual Good.

25. in order that all the foregoing may be realized we demand the creation of a strong central power of the state. Unquestioned authority of the politically centralized parliament over the entire Reich and its organization; and formation of chambers for classes and occupations for the purpose of carrying out the general laws promulgated by the Reich in the various states of the union.

The leaders of the party swear to go forward-if necessary to sacrifice their lives-in securing fulfillment of these points.

Munich, 24 February 1920.