WORLD FUTURE FUND
COMPLETE TEXT IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN
Among the most important of the speeches Hitler gave are those he delivered every year on the anniversary of his coming to power as Germany's chancellor, January 30, 1933 . These speeches were the Nazi equivalent of a presidential "state of the union" address for the Third Reich. As an annual statement of policy these speeches are a unique and concise insight into the ideological program of the government.
We do not want to duplicate other organizations' work. However, when we looked around, we found that no organization had organized these speeches on the web in one place and that few were ever listed in their entirety anywhere on the web.
Unlike many of Hitler's "speeches" on other internet sites, these are generally the complete text in English and the original German. We believe strongly that historians and internet site operators should try their best to list when what they publish is not complete so people can know this. Also included here are Hitler's declarations of war against the Soviet Union and the United States and a few other speeches.
NOTE: BRIEF STATEMENT OF PUBLICATIONS PRINCIPLES
The World Future Fund serves as a source of documentary material, reading lists and internet links from different points of view that we believe have historical significance. The publication of this material is in no way whatsoever an endorsement of these viewpoints by the World Future Fund, unless explicitly stated by us. As our web site makes very clear, we are totally opposed to ideas such as racism and religious intolerance. Since our founding in 1995 we have devoted a major project, our Global Education Project, to support tolerance and respect among the peoples and religions of the world. However, in order to combat evils like racism, it is necessary to understand them by means of the study of key documentary material. For a more detailed statement of our publications standards click here.
EDITORIAL NOTE: WHY STUDY HITLER AND OTHER TOTALITARIAN LEADERS?
As we have mentioned above, we believe Hitler's ideas about race and the Jews are both evil and wrong. We are totally opposed to ideas such as racism and religious intolerance. Our Global Education Project has been fighting such evils for over 20 years. Furthermore, we cannot see Hitler's ideas on race and the Jews ever becoming dominant ideas again, although they still unfortunately have some levels of support.
So why study Hitler at all?
The significance of Hitler to us is that his rise to power is a case study of how a democracy openly chose to appoint a dictator. As Martin Luther King correctly noted, almost everything Hitler did was legal.
Today, we see a world that is in a deeper state of crisis than the world of Weimar Germany that produced the Hitler. The very biological foundations of life are in danger, and things getting worse every year (see our World Future Outlook for more information). Meanwhile, "democratic" political systems are even more paralyzed in dealing with this threat than Weimar Germany was in dealing with the Great Depression. In terms of economics, particularly in America, real wages are back to where they were 60 years ago while social peace in maintained by levels of debt that continue to set all time records as a share of the economy. In many ways, today's America resembles France before the French Revolution. Meanwhile, since 2001 there has been a relentless and growing campaign in the "democratic" societies to reduce civil liberties in order to supposedly "fight terrorism".
Thus, a great danger of a new totalitarianism remains and is growing. This is why the study of totalitarianism is relevant. This is why we have posted relevant documentary material on people such as Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Robespierre and other dictators in history.
ALL SPEECHES ARE EXACT COMPLETE TEXT - UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
SPEECH ON ENABLING ACT 1933
SPEECHES ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF COMING TO POWER
1938: Speech was skipped due to turmoil in government caused by replacement of Defense and Foreign Ministers.
SPEECHES ON ART
DECLARATIONS OF WAR
AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION
AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
For more on National Socialist official sources see our report: Nazi Germany: Documentary Sources