Hitler, National Socialism and Christianity

Encyclopaedia Britannica on Nazis, 1947

The following is the full text of the article for Nazi from Volume 16 of the 1947 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Note that there is not one word of a Holocaust, a genocide of Jews, or any of the other countless slanders heard today.  Included below are images of the original pages, click on each to enlarge.

NAZI, a popular abbreviation for a member of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Workingmen’s party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeitpartei, commonly designated by its initials, NSDAP). The nickname originated from the German pronunciation of the first two syllables of “National.” The Nazi party was formed by Hitler and six comrades at Munich in 1920. Its original program, drawn up by Gottfried Feder, comprised 25 points. Six of these have been more or less completely realized: equal rights among nations for the German people and abolition of the Versailles treaty restrictions; exclusion of Jews from German political, economic and cultural life; abolition of the “corrupting” parliamentary system of many parties; the replacement of the professional army by a people’s army; regimentation of the press, which must be exclusively in the hands of Germans, to prevent “deliberate political lies,” and of art and literature, to prevent all tendencies disruptive of German life; and the creation of a strong central government. Six points have been partly carried out: restriction of the immigration of non-Germans who immigrated since Aug. 2, 1914; replacement of “materialistic” Roman by German common law; an open road to higher education for all capable Germans; confiscation of war profits; unsparing prosecution of all who injure the common well-being, such as common criminals, usurers and profiteers; and the promotion of health, physical training and sports. Two points are still blocked by Germany’s neighbours: the union of all Germans (outside Germany) and more land, including colonies. Five socialistic points seem to be tacitly abandoned, although there is some agitation for them: abolition of unearned income and the breaking of “slavery interest”; nationalization of trusts; profit-sharing in big business; municipalization of big department stores in the interests of the small shopkeeper; and the expropriation of land for the common good. One point advocates “positive Christianity,” without binding the party to any particular creed, but also combats “Jewish materialistic spirit”; in practice minor sects have been suppressed, and Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Calvinists have been severely restricted. The remaining points are vague or of minor importance.

This Nazi program has never been officially revised, but it is no longer of prime importance, and its author, Gottfried Feder, has been shelved with a sinecure. Today, just as Christians draw their faith from the Bible and the words of Jesus, so Nazis find the expression of their faith and beliefs in Hitler’s book, My Battle (Mein Kampf), and in his speeches and decrees.

Hitler and Christianity


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These are my program notes for the "Hitler and Christianity" series being conducted by Sword Brethren and myself on his Talkshoe internet radio program. They are subject to changes and additions for as long as the series progresses. Here are the links to the audio recordings:

Opening Notes

I have heard or read all of the propaganda concerning Adolf Hitler. The jews want to make him a jew, and they have their followers. This is the easiest way to hide the truth about him from Christians. No true Christian patriot wants to examine the philosophy of a suspected jew! A lot of right-wing nuts want to make him a jew too, because they blame him for the deaths of so many Christians in Europe in the 1940's. The problem with that scenario is that first, it actually absolves those who are truly responsible for those deaths: the jews! So the right wing wing-nuts put the blame where it does not belong, and let the jews get away with History's second biggest hate crime. The pagans want to make Hitler a pagan. In reality, as we shall see, Hitler despised the pagans of his time, thought that pagansim in general was vain, and all of his writing clearly shows that he was a Christian. In fact, aside from many clear statements, Christian ideas and morals permeated the entire body of his literature. It is not a simple profession of Christ that makes one a Christian. It is rather the application of those same principles which Christ professed which makes one a Christian, and this most so-called Christians today simply do not understand.

Hitler on Original Sin

This is a part of what the jews do not want you to see, so they slander Hitler as a demon, and even go so far as to spread conspiracy theories that he was a jew or a pawn for the jews. Yet Hitler wrote many things in Mein Kampf that prove not only that he was a Bible-believing Christian, but that he also understood the nature of the “original sin” of our Adamic race. Here are but a few pieces of evidence in support of my position on this issue:

“To undermine the existence of human culture by exterminating its founders and custodians would be an execrable crime in the eyes of those who believe that the folk-idea lies at the basis of human existence. Whoever would dare to raise a profane hand against that highest image of God among His creatures would sin against the bountiful Creator of this marvel and would collaborate in the expulsion from Paradise.”
-Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, page 216

Hitler on Germanic Paganism

The following text is from pages 204 & 205 of Mein Kampf. The comments are in brackets and are made by William Finck, Christogenea.org:

At that time it was very difficult to make the people understand that every movement is a party as long as it has not brought its ideals to final triumph and thus achieved its purpose. It is a party even if it give itself a thousand different names.

Any person who tries to carry into practice an original idea whose realization would be for the benefit of his fellow men will first have to look for disciples who are ready to fight for the ends he has in view. And if these ends did not go beyond the destruction of the party system and therewith put a stop to the process of disintegration, then all those who come forward as protagonists and apostles of such an ideal are a party in themselves as long as their final goal is reached. It is only hair-splitting and playing with words when these antiquated theorists, whose practical success is in reverse ratio to their wisdom, presume to think they can change the character of a movement which is at the same time a party, by merely changing its name.

On the contrary, it is entirely out of harmony with the spirit of the nation to keep harping on that far-off and forgotten nomenclature which belongs to the ancient Germanic times and does not awaken any distinct association in our age. This habit of borrowing words from the dead past tends to mislead the people into thinking that the external trappings of its vocabulary are the important feature of a movement. It is really a mischievous habit; but it is quite prevalent nowadays.

[Here in the above paragraph it is clearly shown that Hitler considered any revival of Germanic paganism in modern times to be illusory and vain. The people today who claim that Hitler was a pagan of any sort are following propaganda of the catholics and jews, both of whom despise Hitler. It is clear from his writing that Hitler was a Christian, and that Christian ideas and principles permeated his thoughts.]