The 25 Points of Hitler's Nazi Party
1 We demand the union of all Germans in a Great Germany on the
basis of the principle of self-determination of all peoples.
2 We demand that the German people have rights equal to those
of other nations; and that the Peace Treaties of Versailles and
St. Germain shall be abrogated.
3 We demand land and territory (colonies) for the maintenance
of our people and the settlement of our surplus population.
4 Only those who are our fellow countrymen can become citizens.
Only those who have German blood, regardless of creed, can be
our countrymen. Hence no Jew can be a countryman.
5 Those who are not citizens must live in Germany as foreigners
and must be subject to the law of aliens.
6 The right to choose the government and determine the laws of
the State shall belong only to citizens. We therefore demand
that no public office, of whatever nature, whether in the central
government, the province, or the municipality, shall be held
by anyone who is not a citizen.
We wage war against the corrupt parliamentary administration
whereby men are appointed to posts by favour of the party without
regard to character and fitness.
7 We demand that the State shall above
all undertake to ensure that every citizen shall have the possibility
of living decently and earning a livelihood. If it should not
be possible to feed the whole population, then aliens (non-citizens)
must be expelled from the Reich.
8 Any further immigration of non-Germans must be prevented. We
demand that all non-Germans who have entered Germany since August
2, 1914, shall be compelled to leave the Reich immediately.
9 All citizens must possess equal rights and duties.
10 The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally or
physically. No individual shall do any work that offends against
the interest of the community to the benefit of all.
Therefore we demand:
11 That all unearned income, and all
income that does not arise from work, be abolished.
12 Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in
blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war
must be regarded as treason to the people. We therefore demand
the total confiscation of all war profits.
13 We demand the nationalization of all trusts.
14 We demand profit-sharing in large industries.
15 We demand a generous increase in old-age pensions.
16 We demand the creation and maintenance of a sound middle-class,
the immediate communalisation of large stores which will be rented
cheaply to small trades people, and the strongest consideration
must be given to ensure that small traders shall deliver the
supplies needed by the State, the provinces and municipalities.
17 We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national
requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners
without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose.
The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation
18 We demand that ruthless war be waged against those who work
to the injury of the common welfare. Traitors, usurers, profiteers,
etc., are to be punished with death, regardless of creed or race.
19 We demand that Roman law, which serves a materialist ordering
of the world, be replaced by German common law.
20 In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious
German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to
reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the
responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system
of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments
shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State
Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from
the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children
of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated
at the expense of the State.
21 The State has the duty to help raise the standard of national
health by providing maternity welfare centres, by prohibiting
juvenile labour, by increasing physical fitness through the introduction
of compulsory games and gymnastics, and by the greatest possible
encouragement of associations concerned with the physical education
of the young.
22 We demand the abolition of the regular army and the creation
of a national (folk) army.
23 We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who
propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through
the press. In order to make possible the creation of a German
press, we demand:
(a) All editors and their assistants on newspapers published
in the German language shall be German citizens.
(b) Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express
permission of the State. They must not be published in the German
(c) All financial interests in or in any way affecting German
newspapers shall be forbidden to non-Germans by law, and we demand
that the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate
suppression of the newspaper and the expulsion of the non-Germans
from the Reich.
Newspapers transgressing against the common welfare shall be
suppressed. We demand legal action against those tendencies in
art and literature that have a disruptive influence upon the
life of our folk, and that any organizations that offend against
the foregoing demands shall be dissolved.
24 We demand freedom for all religious
faiths in the state, insofar as they do not endanger its existence
or offend the moral and ethical sense of the Germanic race.
The party as such represents the point of view of a positive
Christianity without binding itself to any one particular confession.
It fights against the Jewish materialist spirit within and without,
and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our folk can only
come about from within on the principle:
COMMON GOOD BEFORE INDIVIDUAL GOOD
25 In order to carry out this program we demand: the creation
of a strong central authority in the State, the unconditional
authority by the political central parliament of the whole State
and all its organizations.
The formation of professional committees and of committees representing
the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated
by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal
The leaders of the party undertake to promote the execution of
the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary at the sacrifice
of their own lives.