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  1. HistoryNerd

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    As you all know Mein Kampf is the poltical manifesto published by German Nazi dictator/leader Adolf Hitler published in 1925 shortly after his failed attempt at a putsch (coup d'etat) in Bavaria, Germany (specifically Munich).

    I have read both the German and English versions numerous times and I would like to share certain excerpts from that book that are genocidal in nature. Keep in mind I'm going to cite these quotes in the original German language it was published in and explain what it means in English:
    Volume 1/Erster Band: A Reckoning/Eine Abrechnung:

    Chapter/Kapitel 4: Munich/Munchen, Der vier Wege deutschen Politik/The Four Roads of German Politics, Mit England gegen Russland/With England [United Kingdom] Against Russia:
    "Das ende aber wird sein, dab einem solchen volke eines tages das dasein auf dieser Welt genommen werden wird; Denn der mensch kahn wohl eine gewisse zeit den ewigen gesetzen des forterhaltungswillens trotzen, allein die rache kommt fruher oder spater doch. Ein starkeres geschlecht wird die schwachen verjagen, da der Drang zum leben in seiner letzten form alle lacherlichen fesseln sogenannten humanitat der einzelnen immer wieder zebrachen wird, um an seine stelle die humanitat der natur treten zu lassen die die schwache vernichtet um der starke Starke den Platz zu Schenken...
    "Wollte man in Europa Grund und Boden, dann konnte dies im groben und ganzen nur auf Kosten Russlands geschehen, dann mubte sich das neue Reich wider auf der Strabe der einstigen Ordensritter in Marschen setzen, um mit dem deutschen Schwert dem deutschen Pflug die Scholle, der Nation aber das tagliche Brot zu geben" (Hitler explains that a weaker race will come to an end as with their existence on Earth and that it is always a struggle between the weak and the stronger race. He also claims that the "absurd fetters" of the so-called humanity shall be replaced by a humanity of nature which would give the place to the strong. Hitler also mentions that the only way for Germany to gain new land in Europe it must be Russia/Soviet Union at their expense and follow the route of the Teutonic Knights for the German sword sod for the German plow and daily bread for the nation).

    Chapter/Kapitel 11: Nation and Race/Volk und Rasse, Vom Volkenjuden zum Blutjuden/From the Folk Jew to the Blood Jew :
    "Das furchtbarte Beispiel dieser Art bildet Russland [Soviet Union/Sowjetunion], wo er an dreibeg Millionen Menschen in wahrhaft fanatischer Wildheit tellweise unter unmenschlichen Qualen totete oder verhungern lieb, um einem Haufen Judischer Literaten und Borsenbanditen die Herrschaft uber ein grobes Volk zu sichern...
    Das Ende aber ist nicht Das Ende der Freiheit der vom Juden unterdruckten Volker, sondern auch das Ende dieses Volkerparasiten selber, Nach dem Tode des Opfers stirbit auch fruher oder spater der Vampir" (Hitler mentions that the end of the people's freedom supposedly oppressed as in Russians/Slavs will also result in the death of the supposed parasite of nations the Jews and that when the victim dies sooner or later the supposed vampire dies as well he is referring to this example).

    Chapter/Kapitel 12: The First Stage in the Development of the National Socialist German Workers Party/Die erste Entwicklungszeit der Nationalsozialitschen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei, Die Nationalisierung der Massen/The Nationalization of the Masses:
    "Die Nationalisierung unserer Masse wird nur gelingen, wenn bei allem postiviten Kampf um die Seele unseres Volkes ihre internationalen Vergifter ausgerottet werden" (Hitler states that the nationalization of the masses as in spreading Nazi ideology to Germans will only succeed if aside from the postive struggle for the soul of them that their "international poisoners" are exterminated/eradicated).

    Volume 2/Zweiter Band: The National Socialist Movement/Die nationalsozialitsche Bewegung:

    Chapter 14/Kapitel 14: Eastern Orientation or Eastern Policy/Politics, Wiederaufnahme der Ostland-Politik/Resumption of Eastern Policy:
    "Wenn wir aber heute in Euopa von neuem Grund und Boden reden, konnen wir in erster Linie nur an Russland und die ihm untertanen Randstaaten denken...
    Denn die organization eines russichen Staatgebildes war nicht das Ergebnis der staatspolitischen Fahigkeiten des Slawentums in Russland, sondern vielmehr nur ein wundervolles Beispiel fur die staatenbilbende Wirkamseit des germanischen Elementes in einer minderwertigen Rasse...
    Und das Ende der Judenherrschaft in Russland wird auch das Ende Russlands als Staat sein, Wir sindvom Schicksal ausersehn Zeugen einer Katastrophe zu werden, die die gewaltgiste Bestatigung fur die Richtgkeit der volkischen Rassentheorie sein wird" (Hitler states that when he and the other Nazis think of new land in Europe today they think of the Soviet Union east of the Ural Mountains. Not to mention that he claims that political organization of the Russian State/Soviet Union was not the result of any political state formation abilities of the Slavs but rather only a wonderful example of the political state building effectiveness found in a Germanic element in an inferior race. Also, that the end of the supposed Jewish rule in the Soviet Union will also be the end of the country as a state and that they have been chosen by fate to witness this catastrophe which would serve confirmation of their volkish racial theory).

    Chapter 15/Kapitel 15: The Right of Self Defense/Notwehr als Recht, Die versaumte Abrechnung mit dem Marxismus/Failure To Settle Accounts With Marxism:
    "Hatte man au Kriegsbeginn und wahrend des Krieges einmal zwolf- oder funftenhausend dieser hebraischen Volksverderber so unter Giftgas gehalten, wie Hunderrtausende unserer allerbesten deutschen Arbeiter aus allen Schichten und Berufen es im Felde erdulden mubten, dann ware das Millionopfer der front nicht vergeblich gewesen...
    Im Gegentail: Zwolftausend Schurken zur rechten Zeit bestigst, hatten ordentlicher, fur die Zukunft wertvoller Deutschen das Leben gerettet. Doch gehorte es eben burgerlichen "Staatskunst", ohn mit der Wimper zu zucken, Millionen auf dem Schlactfeld dem blutigen Ende auzsuliefern, aber zehn- oder zwolftausend Volksverrater, Schieber, Wucherer and Betruger als kostbares nationales Helitigum anzusehern und damit deren Unantastbarkeit offen zu proklameirn. (Hitler claims that had Germany or more specifically the German Empire had chosen to put 12,000 to 15,000 German Jews under poison gas similiar to German soldiers of all classes and layers of society on the battlefield then supposedly their efforts would not be in vain. Hitler thinks that on the contrary 12,000 Jews gassed might have valuable German lives and that the statesmanship is to blame to allow for the wasting of millions on the battlefield and for these supposed traitors, pushers, usurers, and deceivers).

    I belong to the intentionalist side of the Holocaust because although did briefly flirt with ideas like Haavara/Madagascar Plan or a Soviet invitation to the Axis he more or less would hold true to the genocidal ideas in his manifesto and carry them out resulting in millions dead.
     
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    I think you are correct. I read Mein Kampf in English years ago. Hitler never hid his genocidal tendencies. It should have come as no surprise (and it really didn't) that concentration camps and later death camps came into existence. Those beliefs were laid bare in this book. You should be commended for reading it in German, and for reading it more than once! It might be the world's most boring book.
     
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    Thank you. It's more or less a good way to prove the Holocaust happened.
     
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    I attempted to read it once, got through about 100 pages........then lost the will to live....very boring indeed, every once in a while a very dark and depressing line would come along to keep me awake....
     
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    Well I read certain excerpts of this notorious political manifesto and I find always a genocidal (implicit or explicit) verse that reminds you what Nazism is about.
     
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    I only got through the first half. It is just like a politician writes. yes Hitler said terrible things, but he also could go pages and say nothing, like a politician does when you ask a question.
     
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    Of course without the racist or antisemitic or genocidal context and just merely some German nationalist text it would just be another political manifesto but these quotes that I posted here shows you what Nazism is about: racist, antisemitic, and genocidal.
     
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    I don't quite understand what you are trying to prove, Hitler as many many other politicians believed the end justifies the means - especially when the very survival of the nation was at stake.
    Such statements can be easily found in mainstream books published at that time and even today.

    Haavara wasn't a brief flirt, it was six years, 60,000 Jews, and over a half billion dollars.

    And additionally, there were the Nisko and Lublin Plan, expulsion to the USSR, expulsion behind the Urals, the 1939 offer to finance complete emigration of German Jews by an international loan.

    As to intentionalism see for example:

    Himmler: Treatment of Alien Races in the East (1940)
    Translation of Document No-1880, Prosecution Exhibit 1314.

    Concerning the treatment of peoples of alien races in the East we have to see to it that we acknowledge and cultivate as many individual ethnic groups as possible, that is, outside of the Poles and the Jews, also the Ukrainians, the White Russians, the Gorals [Goralen], the Lemcos [Lemken] and the Cashubos [Kaschuben]. If other small and isolated national groups can be found in other places, they should be treated the same way.
    What I want to say is that we are not only most interested in not unifying the population of the East, but, on the contrary, in splitting them up into as many parts and fragments as possible. [...]

    I hope that the concepts of Jews will be completely extinguished through the possibility of a large emigration of all Jews to Africa or some other colony. Within a somewhat longer period, it should also be possible to make the ethnic concepts of Ukrainians, Gorals and Lemcos disappear in our area. What has been said for those fragments of peoples is also meant on a correspondingly larger scale for the Poles.
    A basic issue in the solution of all these problems is the question of schooling and thus the question of sifting and selecting the young. For the non-German population of the East there must be no higher school than the four-grade elementary school. The sole goal of this school is to be simply arithmetic up to 500 at the most; writing of one's name; the doctrine that it is a divine law to obey the Germans and to be honest, industrious, and good. I don't think that reading is necessary.

    Apart from this school there are to be no schools at all in the East. Parents, who from the beginning want to give their children better schooling in the elementary school as well as later on in a higher school, must take an application to the Higher SS and Police Leaders. The first consideration in dealing with this application will be whether the child is racially perfect and conforming to our conditions. If we acknowledge such a child to be as of our blood, the parents will be notified that the child will be sent to a school in Germany and that it will permanently remain in Germany.
    [...]
    Cruel and tragic as every individual case may be, this method is still the mildest and best one if, out of inner conviction, one rejects as un-German and impossible the Bolshevist method of physical extermination of a people.

     
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    My point is that the concentration camps and gas chambers they had their origins in Mein Kampf to some extent (and the key word is some). And yes, it is true that Hitler did consider the idea of deporting Jews to somewhere else such as Madagascar however when Nazi Germany failed to defeat the United Kingdom during the Battle of Britain it soon turned to full on genocide in 1941 with the Wannsee Conference that resulted "The Final Solution to the Jewish Question" and soon other groups such as East/West Slavs, Gypsies, Homosexuals/LGBT, Mentally/disabled, political opponents and other undesirables would be targeted.
     
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    Well, there are no gas chambers in Mein Kampf, he says there that public traitors, profiteers, usurers, and swindlers (in other place Jews) should have been forced to submit to poison-gas, just as hundreds of thousands of our best German workers ... were, i.e. they should have been sent to fight as all Germans did.

    Similarly, I can't find concentration camps there. Concentration camps existed during the Great War, especially in Austro-Hungary but they were something different (i.e. for politically unreliable folks during the war) than Nazi war-time concentration camps.

    I have no doubt the young Hitler who wrote Mein Kampf liked the idea of camps for his opponents but he didn't say that in his book.

    The main idea of his book is Germany has to become great again or she will be marginalized/subjugated by other great powers.
    There is no clear how-to there, he doesn't say there Russia has to be conquered, he says Communist Russia will perish as result of her own contradictions and weaknesses and then the Germans will be able to pick up the pieces.
     
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    Well to be fair here. However, he still does call them "Hebraischen volksverderber" (Hebrew corrupters in English).
     
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    The ironic thing about this is that I've read that both the Austro Hungarians and the Germans thought the Jews were avoiding serving and commissioned studies to prove it. Both studies showed that instead of being under represented in the service Jews were over represented. Now I haven't seen the actual studies so it's possible that here was only one and someone got confused about who ran it. It's also possible it doesn't exist but I suspect that at least one of them does. The reaction stated in both cases was to quietly burry the study.
     
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    The masses of religious Jews (the so-called Blacks) living in the Eastern part of Austro-Hungary actively avoided military service as they do in Israel today.

    In the case of officers/NCOs, especially among medical personnel, I would expect overrepresentation.
    The "Western" Jews were mostly middle-class folks, educated, frequently highly-sought professionals and they weren't draft dodgers.
    All armies need such people badly.
     
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    That can't be denied.
    In Hitler's world-view, based on social Darwinism (our world is populated by various races mercilessly fighting among themselves for a better place under the sun) the Jews were the worst of them all, parasites preying on other races.

    That mostly (but not only) because they were overrepresented among capitalists, and because they were overrepresented among socialists/communists.

    He, as a national-socialist wanted socialism for a single, German race only; he believed both capitalists/plutocrats and socialists/communists were his sworn enemies.
     
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    To bad he didn't study or at least understand Mendel.
     

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