On April 20, 1889, a baby boy emerged from his mother’s moist womb in a quaint little town named Braunau am Inn, Austria. This boy would grow up to be a very influencial political figure. Things weren’t always easy for this lad, however. He was born into poverty, and failed art school. Defeated, he moved to Germany in 1913 & joined the military to help fight in WW1. Decorated during his service, he joined the German Workers’ Party (DAP), the precursor of the NSDAP, in 1919 and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power. The failed coup resulted in his imprisonment, during which he dictated the first volume of his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”). After his release in 1924, he gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory.
He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy.
In 1933, this man was elected Chancellor of Germany; and by 1934 he held the position of Führer of Germany, both positions he would hold until his untimely death. While in power, he accomplished many great feats which have gone wildly unappreciated. He was able to give Germany political peace in a time where violence & turmoil were commonplace in civilian’s lives. He grabbed the German economy by the britches & lifted them out of the Great Depression. Before this, Germans were often reduced to eating grass to ward off starvation! When he came to power, the national treasury was empty. Countless homes and farms were lost to private (Jewish controlled) Banks. The very first “invention” of the Third Reich was the breaking away from the international banking system, which made its money on debt finance; i.e., usury. (This act later probably caused WWII.) Nazi government thwarted the international banking cartels by issuing its own currency known as Reich Marks, free from manipulation by International Financiers. World Jewry responded by declaring a global boycott of German goods. Within two years, Germany was back on its feet. It had a solid, stable currency, and no inflation.
When the man born on 4/20 came to power a wheelbarrow full of 100 billion-mark banknotes could not buy a loaf of bread. Germans lived in hovels. They had no work, no money and were starving. He began a national credit program by devising a plan of public works that included construction of new roads, bridges, Dams, canals, and port facilities and flood control, repair of public buildings and private residences. All these were paid for new State owned currency Reich Marks which was free from manipulation by International financiers. He said, “For every mark issued, we required the equivalent of a mark’s worth of work done, or goods produced.” Women were encouraged to be homemakers thus creating jobs for unemployed men. Within two years, the unemployment problem had been solved, and Germany was back on its feet.
This man possessed something which is rather lacking in today’s world, that is strong family values. Maintaining the traditional family value was the principle doctrine of Nazis because they think that there was something special in children, in family and in the togetherness. He was master in fixing the family to its true place. He was widely admired for his “high regard for mother” attitude. Poor families were helped by financial incentives. Family allowances, marriage loans and child subsidies were provided equally to each and every segment of society. The family is the primary unit around which a functioning society is built.
In the best passage of Government largess, the Nazi regime fostered an innovative, purified liberal concept to enhance the living standard of German citizens across all segments of society. In order to stimulate the spirit of integrity, comradeship and happiness, he fanned numerous programs and instituted strict rules for officials to carry them in eternal way. Among these: Nazis ensured that every citizen had a radio, a 5 day work week, free Public Health, large factories had to provide rest areas, cafeterias, dressing rooms, even playing fields & swimming pools. German workers were better treated in the Third Reich than at any time before, or since.
Nazis adopted all means to keep away social misfits and criminal elements from his land and to bring them in mainstream by giving jobs. In order to encourage a peaceful lifestyle, He banned general strikes on the city streets. By all accounts of historians, during the Nazi period, it was safe to walk on streets at night and people were far away from the apprehension of any kind of burglary, theft, arson, loot or murder. Offenders of peace were sent to concentration camps and were punished to extent.
In 1933 new Farm Policy and Laws were introduced. In Nazi Farm law, farmers were organized into Reich Food estate and strictly controlled to produce not what is more profitable but what is more required by Germans. To compensate loss of profit, Farmers were assured 100% sales and given subsidies.
The Winterhilfswerk (WHW, English: Winter Relief—literally “winter help work”) was an annual drive by the National sozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization). Nazi Germany had one of the largest public welfare programs in history, based on the philosophy that all Germans should share a standard of living. Its slogan was “None shall starve nor freeze”. High ranking Nazis and common citizens all took to the streets to collect charity for the unfortunate. This generated general good public feeling toward those in need and instilled spirit of comradeship. As part of the effort to place the community over the individual, totals were not reported for any individuals.
Nazi doctors, in line with their campaign for public health were the first to write a major scientific paper linking smoking with lung cancer. The Nazis banned smoking in restaurants and public transportation systems, citing public health, severely regulated the advertising of smoking and cigarettes, tobacco tax was raised to extent, medical lectures were organized for soldiers and health education was promoted for the restoration of better lifestyle. Nazis had one of the most expensive and effective anti-tobacco movements throughout history. Several health organizations in Nazi Germany even began claiming that smoking heightened the risks of miscarriages by pregnant women, now a commonly known fact. The statistics of annual cigarette consumption per capita as of 1940 had Germany at only 749, while Americans smoked over 3,000. He prohibited selling of cigarettes to women. He prohibited smoking to people in uniforms and persons under the age of 18. He also prohibited smoking in public areas. He first placed photos of lungs etc. on cigarette boxes.
Nazis implemented the very first checking of drunk drivers. Alcohol consumption was discouraged, though not banned. This saved many lives.
In an attempt to synchronize the culture on musical platform, Reichmusikkammer (State Music Institute) was founded in 1933, just after the Nazi came into power. This institute was formulated to promote the legendary work of masterminded composers – Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Wagner etc. In order to preserve the rich cultural heritage of ancient Germany, the Nazi government promoted youngsters to adopt music as a career.
German was seeing declining birth rate. Depression had added effect. What to say of feeding the children, families were finding it difficult to feed themselves. Birth rate had declined from more than 2 million children in 1900 to less than 1 million children in 1933, hence in August 1933 a law was passed that enabled married couple to obtain interest free loans minimum 1000 Reich Marks (equal to 9 months salary) to set up homes and start families. For each child produced they got to keep 250 marks and did not have to repay. Same system is still prevalent in Switzerland. The importance of women’s role in a nation’s success believed by the Nazi Party can be seen in what He once said; “…what would become of the greater world if there were no one to tend and care for the smaller one? Nazi Party set out women’s roles in life which became to be known as the three Ks, Kinder, Kirche and Küche (children, church, and kitchen). The Nazi viewed women as the preservers of the tribe, the guardians of future generation, and the priestesses of domestic virtue.
Boys were made to be physically and mentally fit from the youth to undertake public welfare. The nature of this was camping, outdoor activities, outdoor skills, and sport. This helped attract the youth to the movement. With its summer camps the youth were able to escape from their normal lives and drudgery of school. He preached for peace and equality.
It was 1934, when he started on his dream project that every German family had a car which can carry at least two adults and three children with maximum speed of 100km/h. He started working hand in hand with his top-notch officials and eventually launched his dream project, powered by an 25 horsepower engine. Literally meaning “People’s Car”, this vehicle was presented as a car that every German citizen could afford to buy. It was based on his advice to the designer, saying that it should resemble a beetle. The car was a huge success (it was made available to citizens of the Third Reich through a savings scheme at 990 Reich marks, about the price of a small motorcycle. It became the most popular vehicle in the world, known for reliability, stylish design and ease of use.
Nazi Germany was the first country to ban vivisection in the world, enacting a total ban in April 1933. He & other high ranking Nazis such as Hermann Goring, & Heinrich Himmler were very concerned about animal conservation, particularly pertaining as to the manner how animals were butchered. Most current laws in the World are derived from the laws put forth by the Nazi Party.
Leaders of Nazi Party were patrons of animal protection and that’s why they adopted standardized parameters to ensure the security of animals in their regime. Mishandling an animal was considered as a heinous crime and if someone was discovered treating them like a pulse less property, then he/she was straightforwardly sent to concentration camps. The man born on 4/20 himself, was a great admirer of animals and was widely popular for his fascinating relationship with Blondi, his German Shepherd dog. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, their concerns not only laid with the people, but with the animals native to Germany. In 1934, a national hunting law was passed to regulate how many animals could be killed per year, and to establish proper ‘hunting seasons’. These hunting laws have now been applied in most western countries.
Nazis Created 1st ecologic laws for protecting water, earth and air.
The GERMAN IMPERIAL CONSERVATION LAW OF 1935 states
“Remaining portions of landscape in free nature whose preservation on account of rarity, beauty, distinctiveness or on account of scientific, ethnic, forest, or hunting significance lies in the general interest.”
“National Socialism is politically applied biology.” — Hans Schemm, Founder and Head of the National Socialist Teachers Association
“[It is] useful to know the laws of nature – for that enables us to obey them. To act otherwise would be to rise in revolt against heaven.” — The Man born on 4/20. He was a well-known animal lover.
The idea of highway system was given by the Nazi and till the date they are admired for dispersing the network of roads to get you somewhere faster without a speed limit. Right after the Nazi takeover of 1933, he bosomed the idea of interstate highway system without intersections with sophisticated engineering. This ambitious project was the best tool to eradicate unemployment and to cater mobility for the motion of motorized land forces. Using state-of-the-art technology, the highways were made without a single pothole with free resistance surfaces and gentle curves. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the idea and pushed for the largest network of roads to be built across Germany. Established as the first freeway system in the world, the autobahn was a revolutionary feat of engineering that forever changed the way humans travel. Thousands of countries have emulated the system the man born on 4/20 put in place, including America and Britain. It is single handedly the largest network of roadways in the world, with roads stretching all across the country, even to other countries such as Austria.
It was a goal of the Nazi party to try and bring the country into a sense of unity through the roadway system, and for the most part it was successful. Aircraft was tested on the long, smooth, straight sections of road and Grand Prix racing teams are known to practice on them. The autobahn is still famous to this day as being the finest roads in the world.
Morale of the people was high, there was euphoria among the population and a feeling of freedom after 15 years shackles of slavery under war Treaty for Versailles. A sense of general well being and good feeling after years of repression was felt by public which was reflected in performance of its people in all spheres of life. In 1936 Berlin Olympics; Germany topped the medal tally with 33 gold, 26 Silver, 30 Bronze medals. United States of America came a poor second with 24 gold, 20 silver and 12 Bronze. Habsburg empire (Hungary + Austria + Czechoslovakia ) won 17 gold, 13 silver and 8 Bronze.
He and the Nazi Party are also known as Founder of Modern day Israel by being first to actually start Jewish settlement in Palestine (modern day Israel) to fulfill 2000 year old desire of Jews and Final solution of Jewish question of their own homeland, Nazis began active collaboration with Jews and Zionists for active Jewish control of Palestine.
V2 Rocket (the world’s first known object to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight). Better known as the A-4, V-2 is credited for being the first non-human-piloted artifact as well as the world‘s first long range combat-ballistic missile. This rocket comprised a number of key technological innovations, still used in the space programs of the United States and the Soviet Union. The man who invented rockets as we know them today, Wernher Von Braun, was a member of the Nazi party and commissioned Schutzstaffel Officer. He aided both Germany and the United States in the use of rockets during and after WW2, and eventually became a naturalized U.S. Citizen. Although he pioneered many areas, including the installation of liquid-fueled rockets in aircraft and orbit to ground missiles, he is best known for his achievements in NASA. His best achievement there was undoubtedly the development of the Saturn V booster rocket, that helped man to finally touch the moon, in July 1969. Von Braun officially opened the gate to space travel through his innovative inventions.
In 1938, two Germans scientists, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, working at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, discovered that when they bombarded uranium with neutrons they could split the uranium atoms’ nuclei into two parts releasing energy and more neutrons (a process called fission.) Thus Nazi Scientists knew how to create energy-producing fission chain reactions as the neutrons from one split-atom plowed into surrounding atoms, splitting them also. According to Skorzeny, the atomic Bomb was opposed by the man born on 4/20 himself as early as in 1940 “for not converting this planet into a stellar object being consumed by Flames” After the sabotage action in Norway, “which had damaged the capacity of producing heavy water and also freighters transporting heavy waters were sunk”. He said ”The effects would be terrible.. All kind of life, not only human life but also life of animals and plants would be exterminated for hundreds of years within a radius of 40 Kilometers …… No nation; no group of civilized humans beings could consciously bear such responsibility. From strikes and counter strikes the human species would exterminate itself.” Modern rocketry would not exist without the advances that the Third Reich made.
He refused to use chemical weapons against allies during D Day Landings. He had sparred the 338,000 British and French troops at Dunkirk in 1940. If not, the result was the capture of the entire British Expeditionary Force. He was first to realize the Threat of Bolshevism and Stalinist Russia which was followed later by NATO but realization came after 72 million had died and Europe UK lay in ruins.
In just five years Germany went from one of the weakest to the most powerful state in the World. On September 3, 1939 England and France declared World War 2 by attacking Germany. France was run over in 2 weeks, England ran to US for help. It took combined strength of 50+ nations including Russia US, UK, France, and China to defeat a country of size of Texas only because collectively they had far more resources than Germany. The ratio one Nazi Soldier to allied soldiers was 1:97.