Background: This is a two-sided Nazi election flyer from 1932, directed to communists. It was for the Prussian state elections of that year, and is a strong appeal for communists to leave their party and join Hitler. “List 8” refers to the Nazi position on the ballot. There were as many as 30 parties listed on the ballot. Each had a list number.
We are hungry and on the dole, we lack food and jobs. We have bitter wives at home, and children whose every wish we must deny, or discontented parents, brothers and sisters.
It has been this way for months, years; how long can it go! One week follows another. Everything stays the same, conditions get worse, never better.Things are the same for us as they are for you.
Does it have to stay that way? No!
It really is not necessary. A condition that people have caused can be changed by them too.
You trust Russia. You have been fighting for your idea for years. What has happened? You have 3/4 of a million fewer votes than in September 1930. Despite the need, despite the misery! Do you really believe that your cause can lead us to better times, that your wavering, aimless leadership that has been wrong so often in the past can actually win? Do you believe that Russia will help?
Would it not be better to help ourselves!? For the German proletariat to help itself?We Nazis help each other.
He who has something to eat shares it with him who has nothing. He who has a spare bed gives it to him who has none. That is why we have become so strong. The election shows what we can do. Everyone helps! Everyone sacrifices! The unemployed give up their wedding rings. Everyone gives, even if it is but a penny. Many small gifts become a large one. Ten million 10 pfennig coins are a million marks. We don’t need any capitalists, the lie that you are always told. We do it ourselves, and are proud of it.We all help and sacrifice because we believe in our idea and our Führer.
Without our party program, we would not have become so large and strong. We believe in our program because it says that our leaders have pledged to carry it out, even if it requires the sacrifice of their own lives.
Adolf Hitler wrote the program and we know that he will
hold to it.
Help build the people’s state! It doesn’t matter where you came from, we are interested only in what you can do, and in your character.
(The Hitler Movement)
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