German Propaganda Archive Calvin University


Background: Between 1937 and 1941, the Wochenspruch der NSDAP, a weekly poster with inspiring quotations, was issued both centrally by the Reichspropagandaleitung in Munich and by many of the various Gau propaganda offices. This page has those issued by Gau Essen.

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Weekly Quotation Posters of the NSDAP

Issued by Gau Essen

The key to the heart of a people is not asking, but rather strength. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (15 - 21 August 1937)

Labor is an honor. Accomplishment alone distinguishes one person from another. Dr. Robert Ley.” Gau Essen (22 - 28 August 1937)

Great men are the realization of the wishes of their people. Hans Schemm.” Gau Essen (5 - 11 September 1937)

He who is defenseless has no peace. Only when a strong sword protects peace can a people enjoy the fruits of its labor in peace. Hermann Göring.” Gau Essen (12 - 18 September 1937)

We have taught our youth the virtue of camaraderie, not through theories in textbooks, but rather in the thousand-fold experiences of every-day life. Dr. Goebbels.” Gau Essen (19 - 25 September 1937)

What the German worker creates, the German soldier will protect. Werner V. Blomberg.” Gau Essen (26 September - 2 October 1937)

Only the nation that holds its honor high will exist over the long term. Germany will exist! Thanks to the Führer! Rudolf Hess.” Gau Essen (3 - 9 October 1937)

That which is moral promotes the preservation of the German people. That which is immoral does the opposite. Walter Darré.” Gau Essen (10 - 16 October 1937)

It is wonderful to live in an age that gives its people great tasks. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (17 - 23 October 1937)

One frees peoples not by inaction, but rather through sacrifice! Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf.Gau Essen (24 - 30 October 1937)

Nothing is impossible. Everything is possible if one wills it. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (31 October - 6 November 1937)

On 9 November. The comrade. If one of us grows weary, the other will stand watch for him. If one of us doubts, the other laughs with faith. If one should fall, the other stands for two. God gave each warrior a comrade. Herybert Menzel.” Gau Essen (7 - 13 November 1937)

We came from the people, we stand with the people, and we march with them. The people is the beginning and end of our battle and our work. Dr. Goebbels.” Gau Essen (14 - 20 November 1937)

There are only two possibilities: Either the victory of the Aryan side or its destrution and the victory of the Jews. Adolf Hitler on 12.4.1922.” Gau Essen (21 - 27 November 1937)

Not everyone can be a field marshal, but each can be a soldier. Each man in our ranks is a general of action! Baldur von Schirach.” Gau Essen (28 November - 4 December 1937)

The fatherland is a religion. Ernst Juenger.” Gau Essen (5 - 11 December 1937)

“If no warriors are still living, they will be born! Rainer Schlosser.” Gau Essen (12 - 18 December 1937)

“Holy land is wherever it is defended by Germans. Alfred Rosenberg.” Gau Essen (19 - 25 December 1937)

We do not believe in paradise in this world, but we do believe in a state and a Reich that can be a fatherland to industrious Germans. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (26 - 31 December 1937)

“Germany marches before us, Germany marches in us, and Germany comes behind us. Adolf Hitler.’ Gau Essen (1 - 6 January 1938)

“The battle for an ideal does not make one coarse, but rather good. Josef Goebbels.” Gau Essen (7 - 13 January 1938)

“The unity of our people is the highest good that there can be for us. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (16 - 22 January 1938)

We want to be prepared to sacrifice and to fight, ready to perish ourselves rather than allow the movement to perish that is Germany’s last strength, its last hope for the future. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (23 - 30 January 1938)

Before the earth takes you, have you made it fruitful? Friedrich Griese.” Gau Essen (31 January - 6 February 1938)

Our strength is in our discipline. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (7 - 13 February 1938)

Loyalty of conviction means absolute obedience. Rudolf Hess.” Gau Essen (14 - 20 February 1938)

The greatest of all sacrifices is to give one’s life to preserve the existence of the community. Adolf Hitler on the anniversary of Horst Wessel’s death.” Gau Essen (21 - 27 February 1938)

Therefore be courageous and never flinch, for God is everywhere. The half-hearted never gain freedom and heaven. E. Moritz Arndt.” Gau Essen (28 February - 6 March 1938)

“Possessions die, tribes die, and you yourself will die as they do. One thing I know: the fame of the dead is eternal. From the Edda.” Gau Essen (7 - 13 March 1938)

“The nature of the German spirit is to build from within. Richard Wagner.” Gau Essen (14 - 20 March 1938)

People will perish and human works will fail, but the idea of the Reich will remain. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (21 - 27 March 1938)

“Bravery, steadfastness, and sacrifice are the pillars of a people’s independence. Scharnhorst.” Gau Essen (28 March - 3 April 1938)

Cannons are not decisive, but rather a unified national will. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (4 - 10 April 1938)

“Therefore be courageous and never flinch, for God is everywhere. The half-hearted never gain freedom and heaven. E. Moritz Arndt.” Gau Essen (11 - 17 April 1938) [Repeated from earlier in the year.]

Führer, we believe in you, for you are the nation. We believe in Germany because you are Germany’s son. Führer’s birthday. B. v. Schirach.” Gau Essen (18 - 24 April 1938)

“Work is not shameful, but rather the highest nobility for each person. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (25 April - 1 May 1938)

One can discuss all material questions, but not honor. On that we are inflexible. Joseph Goebbels.” Gau Essen (2 - 8 May 1938)

“There is no greater nobility for the woman than to be the mother of the sons and daughters of a people. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (9 - 15 May 1938)

To sacrifice for the unity of our people is no sacrifice, but rather a sign of good sense. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (16 - 22 May 1938)

“Do not weary, keep going, say to all the comrades: Help Hitler gather German men! Schlageter a few days before his death.” Gau Essen (23 - 29 May 1938)

Never forget that the holiest right in this world is the right to the soil that one works onself, and the holiest sacrifice is the blood one sheds for this earth. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (30 May - 5 June 1938)

“The peasantry is the backbone of the nation. Bismarck.” Gau Essen (6 - 12 June 1938)

“Freedom cannot end as long as smiths hammer iron. Ernst Moritz Arndt.” Gau Essen (13 - 19 June 1938)

Honor is the foundation of the ethnic community. Dr. Goebbels.” Gau Essen (20 - 26 June 1938)

“To grow tall and be struck by lightning is better than to remain a cripple protected from lightning and storn. Hermann Löns.” Gau Essen (27 June - 3 July 1938)

“Solstice: the old ends, the new day dawns. May old loyalty again guide our deeds. Walter Karka.” Gau Essen (4 - 10 July 1938)

“It is the sword that keeps swords in their sheaths. v. Moltke.” Gau Essen (11 - 17 July 1938)

Despite everything that has happened and may happen, we remain what we were and are: Germans!Konrad Henlein on 28.2.37 in Aussig.” Gau Essen (18 - 24 July 1938)

Word and phrases are not socialism, but rather deeds. Robert Ley.” Gau Essen (25 - 31 July 1938)

I hate the word ‘impossible’; it has always been the mark of cowardly people. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (1 - 7 August 1938)

“One does not die for business, but rather only for ideals. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (28 August - 4 September 1938)

Something wonderful is in the power that called us and forged us together into a unity in the service of our people. Adolf Hitler at the Reichsparteitag 1936.” Gau Essen (5 - 11 September 1938)

We want to believe firmly in our mission that will bring peace and security for all of Europe. We will fight unceasingly for its fulfillment, come what may. Konrad Henlein.” Gau Essen (12 - 18 September 1938)

We want to conquer the nation with our spirit. However, with our fist we will stop anyone who dares combat spirit with terror. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen 19 - 25 September 1938)

We have fought, struggled, and worked for freedom and bread. That is why we celebrate our Thanksgiving.” Gau Essen (26 September - 2 October 1938)

As the man is, so is his god. Joh. Wolfgang von Goethe.” Gau Essen (3 - 9 October 1938)

“Great thoughts are never born of plenty. Hermann Göring.” Gau Essen (10 - 16 October 1938)

“As long as an enemy still opposes Germany, hate is my duty and revenge my virtue. Heinrich von Kleist.” Gau Essen (17 - 23 October 1938)

“Labor provides the right beginning, genius the right conclusion. Emanuel Geibel.” Gau Essen (24 - 30 October 1938)

“The salvation of the peasantry means the salvation of the German nation. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (31 October - 6 November 1938)

“Victory or defeat, one must always dare anew! Richard Dehmel.” Gau Essen (14 - 20 November 1938)

Nothing great in this world was given to humanity. Everything must be gained through bitter struggle. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (21 - 27 November 1938)

“The German people must once again become a people of aviators. Hermann Göring.” Gau Essen (28 November - 4 December 1938)

“Final success always goes to him who remains firm and never loses his nerve. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Essen (5 - 11 December 1938)

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