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Background: This is the second part of a 32-page pamphlet issued by the Nazis during the July 1932 Reichstag campaign. The first part is available here.

The source: Stürzt das System (Munich: Franz Eher, 1932).


Bring Down the System!

Part II

 


Page 15

Page 15

Berhard Weiß, the vice-president of the Berlin police. The National Socialists have introduced a motion in the Prussian parliament regarding “Bernhard Weiß’s Chicago Committee.” The Jewish police vice president is accused by his own criminal police of organizing and protecting an illegal gambling club in which he himself eagerly participates.

Fritz Brolat: An example of the party membership book civil servant. Formerly a locksmith’s apprentice, he is now director of the Berlin Transportation Company. He was badly compromised by the Sklarek scandal (among other things, he accepted 80 Mark silk shirts from Sklarek, paying for them only after Sklarek’s arrest became known). As he told the court, his 72,000 Mark salary is not enough to get by on.


Page 16

Page 16

Scandal after Scandal

The Sklareks, also Eastern Jewish black marketers, had various “business dealings” with Social Democratic and Communist city councilors in Berlin. The Red city fathers borrowed money from, and caroused with, the Sklareks, and in return sent city money their way. At their feasts, Champagne flowed and pots of caviar were devoured. As thanks for their noble gifts, the Sklareks were the sole provider for the Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold, as is evident from the advertisement below from the official Reichsbanner newspaper of 15 June 1928.


Page 17

Page 17

Words instead of deeds!

Brüning speaks to the Foreign Press Association shortly before his fall: “Our fundamental problem, which occupies our time day and night, is the problem of the unemployed!”

Vorwärts, 30.5.32: “The danger of Fascism has forced a kind of emergency community between the government (Brüning) and our party.”

Starvation and misery are the result of Brüning’s emergency decrees.


Page 18

Page 18

The Results of Brüning’s emergency decree policies:

The chart shows increases in unemployment, bankruptcies, business investigations, and suicides in big cities.

The total number of suicides in Germany is three times the above figures, meaning that there were about 19,500 suicides in Germany in 1931.

Poverty increases tremendously.


Page 19

Page 19

Thousands and thousands of factories have shut down. Thousands of lives are ruined. Millions are without work and food. This is the result of the criminal reparations policies and the irresponsible economic policies of the Black-Red System parties.


Page 20

Page 20

The System tolerates that the Jew benefits from the collapse of the German economy, and the farmer’s grain is seized.


Page 21

Page 21

The System tolerates that foreign Jews live in elegant villas while those severely injured during the war are thrown out on the streets.


Page 22

Page 22

The System tolerates that department store Jews exploit the people, while small shopkeepers, whose businesses have often lasted for generations, are ruined.


Page 23

Page 23

Shall that continue?

No!

The System must collapse!

Therefore —


Page 24

Page 24

Give Hitler power!

Since the foundation of our National Socialist party 12 years ago we have stood in unbroken struggle against the November revolt and the System that grew from it. For 12 years we have warned against the developments that today find terrible expression in visible catastrophe. Our prophesies have been completely fulfilled, whether internationally, domestically, or economically. With sinister certainty, the political and social collapse of our people is occurring, and thereby month by month the strength to defend the interests of our Reich against outside forces. In hard battle to preserve the existence of peoples and nations, Germany is falling further and further behind! The economy ruined, millions of unemployed, the middle class destroyed, farmers driven from their homes and farms; they are the signs of the collapse and the victims of the evil illusions that Brüning’s government has spread for nearly two years. The policies of self destruction, of subjection and the resulting policy of paying reparations, threatens to destroy what hundreds of years of labor created and what enormous sacrifices in wealth and blood protected. The final result of this policy of abandoning national strength and its proper government must be Bolshevism. (Adolf Hitler, 11 October 1931)


Page 24

Page 25

From 7 men to 13 million supporters in 13 years!

The first business office of the NSDAP on Cornelius Street in Munich, where the party leadership was housed in the first years of struggle, and —

10 years later: The Brown House. For the first time, the movement gained a worthy expression of its goals by creating the National Socialist party headquarters, which has become a symbol of Munich. More than that, the Brown House is a symbol for all National Socialists of their firm unity.

Only National Socialism can save the German people from the collapse it faces.


Page 26

Page 26

Possessions and blood for Hitler

Hitler at the deathbed of an SS comrade

Last possessions for the Prussian Fund!

A document for coming generations.


Page 27

Page 27

Hitler’s interest in agriculture

Farmers in need: Hitler learns about the terrible conditions of North German agriculture.

Hitler speaks with agricultural laborers in Mecklenburg


Page 28

 

Page 28

Hitler, the fatherly friend of children

The youth welcome Hitler.

Hitler returning from East Prussia. “The orientation of our future foreign policy may not be to the East or the West, but rather we need an Eastern policy aimed at winning the necessary soil for the German people.”


Page 29

Page 29

 

National Socialism eliminates unemployment!

Labor service in Koburg: In Koburg, where the National Socialists bear the responsibility for the city, its citizens, and above all its youth on their strong shoulders, one was not content with automatic and easy unemployment benefits. Knowing that work is more than simply a way of meeting physical needs, National Socialist Mayor Schwede took practical steps with true National Socialist energy.

The whole Koburg population welcomed the National Socialist idea of compulsory labor. Even fanatic, hopeless opponents come to Mayor Schwede and ask him to find a place for their sons in the labor groups.

Year after year, the System parties governing the Reich talked about the necessity for jobs. The National Socialists acted, and actually created jobs and prosperity. Anyone who wants proof that the Koburg National Socialists really accomplished something great — in the first city entirely governed by National Socialists — has only to look at the election results in Koburg. Since June 1929, when the NSDAP for the first time achieved an absolute majority, the results have been:

City council election in June 1929 (NSDAP majority)
5146 votes
City council election in December 1929 (renewed majority)
6348 votes
Reichstag election 1930 (greater NSDAP majority)
7416 votes
Reich President election 13.3.32
8348 votes
Reich President election 10.4.32
9595 votes

The bottom pictures show the Koburg labor force at work building roads.


Pages 30-31

Pages 30-31

National Socialism brings jobs and prosperity.


Page 32

Give Hitler Power!

The system has governed Germany for 14 years.
Poverty and misery have ruled for 14 years.
14 years of reparations policies have brought Germany to the edge of the abyss.

Inflation ruined the middle class, the reparations insanity destroyed the economy. Party hacks and corruption have shaken our moral foundations. Marxist agitation for class struggle has torn the people apart, and set one against another. The emergency decrees issued by Brüning’s and von Papen’s cabinets have vastly increased the poverty of the broad masses, not reduced it. Millions have no job and suffer bitter starvation.

Is that to continue? — No!

The people wants

the System of November 1918 to fall, that an end be made of the policy of issuing emergency decrees, that class struggle and party bickering finally disappears from Germany.

The people wants jobs and prosperity!

The people wants

a coalition of all working Germans in the National Socialist people’s community.

The people wants action, not empty words.

The people’s will was clear in the recent provincial elections. For the first time, the National Socialists won absolute majorities in Oldenbuurg and Mecklenburg.

The German people is awake. On 31 July it will vote for the

National Socialists

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