The following are the words of Adolf Hitler (English translation) from a 1922 speech regarding the influence of Jewish High-Finance in post-WWI Germany and how he, as a Christian, felt it was his moral duty to expose and oppose this force (along with Marxist-Communism and unbridled free market Capitalism) which he obviously believed had brought about the financial, economic, and industrial collapse of Weimar Germany, and had created political and social chaos and despair, as well as, moral and cultural decay in Germany. He believed it was essential to re-instill traditional German Christian values and morals into the society in order to begin correct the problems, as he saw them. He re-affirmed this consistently, from his early days of political activism through to, and including, his years as the Chancellor, in peace-time and in the war years. Whether or not the reader agrees with his beliefs or his analysis, is irrelevant. It was his own analysis of the problems facing his nation, his firm conviction, and obviously was shared by the majority of Germans who elected his party to power. The following excerpts demonstrate how strongly Adolf Hitler felt about the matter, his firm faith in Christ, his moral stance, and the courage of his convictions to act, based upon his faith, from which he was unwavering to the end. When he came to power in 1933, he reaffirmed this in the Proclamation to the German People, a segment of which is also included. Thus, it is not a theory, but a matter of historical record:
“Christian capitalism’ is already as good as destroyed, the international Jewish Stock Exchange capital gains in proportion as the other loses ground. It is only the international Stock Exchange and loan-capital, the so-called ‘supra-state capital,’ which has profited from the collapse of our economic life, the capital which receives its character from the single supra-state nation which is itself national to the core, which fancies itself to be above all other nations, which places itself above other nations and which already rules over them.
The international Stock Exchange capital would be unthinkable, it would never have come, without its founders the supra-national, because intensely national, Jews..
The Jew has not grown poorer: he gradually gets bloated, and, if you don’t believe me, I would ask you to go to one of our health-resorts; there you will find two sorts of visitors: the German who goes there, perhaps for the first time for a long while, to breathe a little fresh air and to recover his health, and the Jew who goes there to lose his fat. And if you go out to our mountains, whom do you find there in fine brand-new yellow boots with splendid rucksacks in which there is generally nothing that would really be of any use? And why are they there? They go up to the hotel, usually no further than the train can take them: where the train stops, they stop too. And then they sit about somewhere within a mile from the hotel, like blow-flies round a corpse.
These are not, you may be sure, our working classes: neither those working with the mind, nor with the body. With their worn clothes they leave the hotel on one side and go on climbing: they would not feel comfortable coming into this perfumed atmosphere in suits which date from 1913 or 1914. No, assuredly the Jew has suffered no privations!
“And finally we were also the first to point the people on any large scale to a danger which insinuated itself into our midst – a danger which millions failed to realize and which will nonetheless lead us all into ruin – the Jewish danger. And today people are saying yet again that we were ‘agitators.’ I would like here to appeal to a greater than I, Count Lerchenfeld. He said in the last session of the Landtag that his feeling ‘as a man and a Christian’ prevented him from being an anti-Semite.
I SAY: MY FEELING AS A CHRISTIAN POINTS ME TO MY LORD AND SAVIOUR AS A FIGHTER. IT POINTS ME TO THE MAN WHO ONCE IN LONELINESS, SURROUNDED ONLY BY A FEW FOLLOWERS, RECOGNIZED THESE JEWS FOR WHAT THEY WERE AND SUMMONED MEN TO THE FIGHT AGAINST THEM AND WHO, GOD’S TRUTH! WAS GREATEST NOT AS SUFFERER BUT AS FIGHTER.
In boundless love AS A CHRISTIAN and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and of adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before – the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross.
AS A CHRISTIAN I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I HAVE A DUTY TO BE A FIGHTER FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE. And as a man I have the duty to see to it that human society does not suffer the same catastrophic collapse as did the civilization of the ancient world some two thousand years ago – a civilization which was driven to its ruin through this same Jewish people.”
“… For AS A CHRISTIAN I have also a duty to my own people. And when I look on my people I see it work and work and toil and labor, and at the end of the week it has only for its wage wretchedness and misery. When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people is plundered and exploited.” ~ Adolf Hitler, Munich, April 12, 1922
Full Speech: http://www.hitler.org/speeches/04-12-22.html
“The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life….” Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Berlin Proclamation, Feb. 1st, 1933
Full Speech: http://www.hitler.org/speeches/02-01-33.html
Additionally, for more in-depth information on this topic, I highly recommend that my readers listen to these two podcasts my Historian Mark Weber:
Religion and Christianity in Hitler’s Germany
By Mark Weber – Audio recording
“Much of what’s written about the role of Christianity in Third Reich Germany, and about Hitler’s views on religion, is grossly distorted or just plain wrong. The official program of Hitler’s National Socialist Party expressed support for “positive Christianity, and nearly all NS Party members were either Evangelical Lutherans or Roman Catholics. Although Christianity had a favored status in the Third Reich, Germans were free to profess any religious outlook, or none. In many public statements Hitler affirmed a religious and spiritual outlook, and expressed admiration for Christian ethics and traditions. But privately he grew steadily more critical of the Christian worldview.” Runtime: 50:44 mins.
Christianity in Wartime Germany, and Religion in World War II
By Mark Weber – Audio recording
“Christianity had a favored status in World War II Germany. For example, Christian crosses were displayed in many public school classrooms and other public buildings, especially in largely Catholic regions. German army soldiers’ belt buckles bore the words “God With Us,” and churches in wartime Germany were packed. In spite of some tensions between religious and political leaders, the vast majority of Germans (including the clergy) remained loyal to Hitler and his regime to the bitter end. America’s most important military ally during World War II was the Soviet Union, a belligerently atheist state that ruthlessly suppressed religion.” Runtime: 50:28 mins.