Nazis & Nazism
‘The Jews must be destroyed.’ ”
“My guess is…that Hitler has come to stay until he is displaced by assassination, civil war or a disastrous foreign war.”
Matthew Halton – March 30, 1933
The Nazi state was founded upon a racially-defined “German nation”. This was a central concept of Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf”, captured by the motto” Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer” (one people, one empire, one leader).The central doctrine of Nazism was racism and the struggle between peoples. Hitler and the Nazis saw German society divided not according to social classes, but according to races and peoples.
Their theories about racial purity and superiority were used to justify a totalitarian political agenda of racial hatred and suppression using all the means of the state, and suppressing dissent. This dogma came to permeate virtually all aspects of life, including education, the cultural industries, the medical system and the economy.