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National Socialist German Workers’ Party Platform

Explore the provisions Hitler proposed at the National Socialist German Workers' Party’s first large party gathering 1920.
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The following list contains some of the provisions that Hitler proposed at the National Socialist German Workers' Party’s first large party gathering in February 1920.

  • We demand the unification of all Germans in a Greater Germany on the basis of the right of national self-determination.
  • We demand . . . the revocation of the peace treaty of Versailles . . .
  • We demand land and territory (colonies) to feed our people and to settle our surplus population.
  • . . . Only those of German blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. Accordingly, no Jew may be a member of the nation.
  • Non-citizens may only live in Germany as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens.
  • The right to vote. . . shall be enjoyed by the citizens . . . 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 held by none but citizens.
  • We demand that the State shall make its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens. If it should prove impossible to feed the entire population, foreign nationals (non-citizens) must be deported . . .
  • All non-German immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who entered Germany after 2 November 1914 shall be required to leave immediately . . .
  • . . . To facilitate the creation of a German national press we demand:
    • that all editors of, and contributors to newspapers appearing in the German language must be members of the nation;
    • that no non-German newspapers may appear without express permission of the State. They must not be printed in the German language;
    • that non-Germans shall be prohibited by law from participating financially in or influencing German newspapers . . .
  • The Party . . . is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health only from within on the basis of the principle: The common interest before self-interest . . . 1
  • 1Jeremy Noakes and Geoffrey Pridham, eds., Nazism 1919–1945: A Documentary Reader, vol. 1: The Rise to Power 1919–1934 (Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 1998), 15–16.

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