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Background: This page contains translations of the Wochenspruch der NSDAP, a weekly poster with inspiring quotations, issued by Gau Köln-Aachen. For more details, see the index page.

The source: These issues are taken, with permission, from the website of the George C. Marshall Foundation.

Weekly Quotation Posters of the NSDAP

Issued by Gau Köln-Aachen

Each German boy and each German girl must be filled with the sense of holy duty to represent our people.Gau Köln-Aachen (9 - 15 March 1938)

“The ultimate immortality in this world is in the eternity of ethnicity (Volkstum). Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (14 - 20 March 1938)

Only the greatness of a sacrifice will one day reveal the greatness of victory. What is easily won is easily forgotten. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (21 - 27 March 1938)

Popular Referendum on 10.4.1938. German people in Austria, Prussia, Bavaria, in all German Gaue, you are united and free because of Adolf Hitler! Vote Yes for the Führer.Gau Köln-Aachen (4 - 10 April 1938)

It is not only that we are the same people, but that above all we have a long common history and common culture that bind the Reich and German-Austria together. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (11 - 17 April 1938)

The productive worker, whether white collar or blue collar, is the nobility of our state. That is the German people. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (25 April - 1 May 1938)

The strength of states depends on the great men who are born to them at the right hour. Friedrich the Great.” (16 - 22 May 1938)

Because we are united we are strong. Because we are strong we are free. Hermann Göring.” (23 - 29 May 1938)

We humans are not to question why Providence created the races. We need only know that it punishes those who disregard their creation. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (30 May - 5 June 1938)

The finest task of Kraft durch Freude is to give working German people courage and a will to live. Dr. Robert Ley.” (6 - 12 June 1938)

You must move relentlessly forward, never stand still from exhaustion, if you wish to complete your task. You must develop yourself if you want to change the world, you must descend to the depths if reality is to show itself to you. Friedrich von Schiller.” Gau Köln-Aachen (14 - 19 June 1938)

Summer Solstice. Be courageous and never flinch, for god is everywhere: Freedom and heaven are never won by half measures! Ernst Moritz Arndt.” Gau Köln-Aachen (20 - 26 June 1938)

The ethnic state must ensure through the appropriate education of the youth that they will be a mature generation ready for the last and greatest decisions on the planet. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (27 June - 3 July 1938). This issue is taken from the collection of the New York Public Library.

Art is the highest expression of the creative strength of a people. The artist is blessed to give it meaning. Dr. Josef Goebbels.” Gau Köln-Aachen (4 - 10 July 1938)

That which formerly seemed secondary to countless members of our so-called educated classes today is given its proper place: The shovel has become the symbol of a new community. Adolf Hitler.”Gau Köln-Aachen (11 - 17 July 1938)

Only he who himself experiences what it means to be a German without belonging to the fatherland can know the deep longing that has always burned in the hearts of those children of the motherland who are separated from her. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (18 - 24 July 1938)

We know that we can rely only on our own strength, that we have nothing with which to build the future other than the strength of our hands, our minds, our wills. Bernhard Rust.” Gau Köln-Aachen (25- 31 July 1938)

Without colonies, Germany’s living space is too small to guarantee the safe, secure, and lasting food supply of our people. Our demand for colonies is based on economic necessity, and the attitude of other powers to this demand is simply incomprehensible. Adolf Hitler.” The poster includes a map of Africa showing Germany’s former colonies. Gau Köln-Aachen (8 - 14 August 1938)

Each sin against racial purity is a sin against God’s will and the created order. Hans Schemm.” Gau Köln-Aachen (15-21 August 1938).

Politics is nothing other than the attempt to master the fate of a people for good. Dr. Goebbels.” Gau Köln-Aachen (22 - 28 August 1938)

He who lacks honor has no peace. Only when a strong sword protects peace can a people enjoy the fruits of its labor in peace. Hermann Göring.” Gau Köln-Aachen (29 August - 4 September 1938)

We are filled with pride at what the German people has accomplished under the symbol of National Socialism. Rudolf Hess, Deputy to the Führer.” Gau Köln-Aachen (5 - 11 September 1938)

Nuremberg. Whatever happens, a young people is always ready. If we perish, something new will come, both today and for eternity.Gau Köln-Aachen (12 - 18 September 1938)

Everything is German that belongs to German history, in whom German blood flows, who speaks the German language. Konrad Henlein.” Gau Köln-Aachen (19 - 25 September 1938)

Common blood belongs in a common Reich! Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (26 September - 2 October 1938)

There is nothing worse for a people than to surrender its honor. We will never, never, surrender our honor. Hermann Göring at the 1938 Nuremberg Rally.” Gau Köln-Aachen (3 - 9 October 1938)

My life until now has been a struggle, but I have never capitulated and have always reached my goal. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (10 - 16 October 1938)

One does not beg for a right! One fights for it. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (17 - 23 October 1938)

Blood is stronger than enemy power, and whatever wants to belong to Germany must belong to Germany!Gau Köln-Aachen (24 - 30 October 1938)

Books are the guides of peoples, and have always not only glorified great ages of the past, but also sensed, announced, and prepared the way for great epochs to come. A people reveals itself in the book. Dr. Josef Goebbels.” Gau Köln-Aachen (31 October - 6 November 1938)

9 November 1923. Born as a German, lived as a fighter, died as a hero, resurrected as a people!Gau Köln-Aachen (7 - 13 November 1938)

He who loves his people proves it only through the sacrifice he is willing to make for it. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (14 - 20 November 1938)

A people that keeps its blood free of the Jews will live forever. Julius Streicher.” Gau Köln-Aachen (21 - 28 November 1938)

5 Years of Kraft durch Freude. Kraft durch Freude is not merely a recreational organization but rather it is a National Socialist community working toward a new way of life and building a new social order. Dr. Robert Ley.” Gau Köln-Aachen (28 November - 4 December 1938)

Only he who is prepared to work for the people’s community has the right to live in the people’s community. Alfred Rosenberg.” Gau Köln-Aachen (5 - 11 December 1938)

As long as people and Führer are united, Germany will be invincible. The Lord sent us the Führer not in order for us to perish, but rather for Germany to rise again. Hermann Göring.” Gau Köln-Aachen (12 - 18 December 1938)

This year for the first time, all of us in Germany can truly look forward to Christmas. It should be a true holiday of peace for all of us. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (19 - 25 December 1938)

People come and people die. This community from which the nation ever renews itself, it should be eternal. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Köln-Aachen (26 - 31 December 1938)

The new year should see us filled with a new holy zeal to work for and stand up for our people.Gau Köln-Aachen (2 - 8 January 1939)

No one can expect a coming generation to make up for the failings of today. Dr. Goebbels.” Gau Köln-Aachen (9 - 15 January 1939)

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