Members of the Hitler Youth look on as their Führer speaks, 1934 (from Triumph of the Will).
My German youth…
You standing here today represent something that is happening all over Germany. We want that you - German boys and girls - absorb everything that we wish for Germany. We want to be one people, and through you, to become this people…
We want this people not to become soft, but to become tough, and therefore, you must steel yourselves for this in your youth. You must learn sacrifice, and also never to collapse. Whatever we create today,whatever we do will all pass away, but in you, Germany will live on. And when we can no longer hold the flag that we tore from nothing… you must hold it firmly in your fists!
How to Spot a Communist
In recognizing a communist, physical appearance counts for nothing. If he openly declares himself a communist, we take his word for it.
Nazi book-burnings (Berlin) - May 10, 1933.
German men and women! The age of arrogant Jewish intellectualism is now at an end! … You are doing the right thing at this midnight hour—to consign to the flames the unclean spirit of the past. This is a great, powerful, and symbolic act… . Out of these ashes the phoenix of a new age will arise… .
Oh Century! Oh Science! It is a joy to be alive!
- Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.
a person who uses ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge.