National Socialist German Workers' Party

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National Socialist German Workers' Party

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
FührerAdolf Hitler (1921-1945)
Founded(1920-02-24)February 24, 1920
DissolvedOctober 10, 1945(1945-10-10) (aged 25)
Succeeded byOrganization of Former SS Members (Nazi exiles in Argentina)[1]
NewspaperVölkischer Beobachter
Youth wingHitler Youth
Political orientationFascism
Party flag

The National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known as the Nazi Party, was a extreme-right fascist political party which led the counter-revolutionary reaction against the Soviet Union, officially causing the Second World War and thus the mass extermination of Jews and other people.

The rise of the Nazi Party was supported by the British Royal Family and their state intelligence services as a bulwark against Soviet communism.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Wealthy oligarchs in the United States such as George Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush helped to finance the rise of the Nazi party up until as late as 1942.[3]

The NSDAP was originally known as the German Workers’ Party or DAP, a merging of Anton Drexler’s Committee of Independent Workmen and Karl Harrer’s Political Workers’ Circle in January 1919. Drexler was a petit-bourgeois locksmith while Harrer was a newspaper reporter. Drexler’s original goal was to build an ultranationalist political party based on the masses of the working class,[4] hence most of its original members were workers from Drexler’s railway yards, but membership was few in number. The Thule Society, a largely petit-bourgeois organization of which Harrer was a member, cofounded the DAP and acted as its original protector and financial sponsor. Its goal was to popularize ultranationalism among the German working class, a for which Harrer deemed Drexler best suited. Nevertheless, the Thule Society’s financial contributions to the DAP were quite modest and the party met together in poor conditions.[5]

On February 20, 1920, the DAP renamed itself to the more euphemistic National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Initially, Adolf Hitler disliked the addition of the term ‘Socialist’ but acquiesced because the executive committee thought that it might help attract workers from the left-wing.[6] Some members, on the other hand, may have sincerely consider themselves ‘socialists’, but only due to their frustration with their corporate competitors,[7] whom they were more interested in reforming than abolishing.

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Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. refname=Hunting Evil : The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
  2. Graham Hughes. "Anglo-Nazi Pact in the 1930’s?" Historic UK. Archived from the original.
  3. Ben Aris and Duncan Campbell (2004-09-25). "How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power" The Guardian.
  4. William Shirer (1960). The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: 'Birth of the Nazi Party' (pp. 36–7). New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc..
  5. James & Suzanne Pool (1997). Who Financed Hitler: 'A Mysterious Beginning' (pp. 6–11). ISBN 0-8037-8941-6
  6. Samuel W. Mitcham (1996). Why Hitler?: The Genesis of the Nazi Reich (p. 68). Praeger.
  7. Leon Trotsky. "What Is National Socialism?"