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. After that, all issues came from Munich. Most Gauleitungen ceased printing their own in 1939, but Niederdonau continued into 1940 and Sachsen into 1941. This page has issues from Gau Weser-Ems.

The source: I have copies of some, and have supplemented my collection by checking the holdings at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Leipzig (which begin with June 1940 and runs into April 1944) and the Bundesarchiv holdings in Berlin. Others have been provided by friends of the site. Images of some of the posters are linked to the texts.

Weekly Quotation Posters of the NSDAP

Issues from Gau Weser-Ems

It it fine and good to know that one has sole power in one’s own hands. It is better and happier to be able to claim the love and affection of a people. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (20 - 26 September 1937)

We have the duty to ensure that vanity, complacency, dishonesty, and weakness do not continue. We should be filled with honest desire and clean ability. Joseph Goebbels.” Gau Weser-Ems (18 - 24 October 1937)

A people lives not because of its bureaucrats, but rather because of its fighting nature, and the people is not there for the state, but rather the state is there for the people. Dr. Goebbels..” Gau Weser-Ems (15 - 21 November -1937)

“He who loves his people proves it by the sacrifices he is willing to make for it. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (29 November - 6 December 1937)

“Not what it creates, but rather how it creates, that alone is decisive for the German. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (13 - 19 December 1937)

Warmongers! A rootless international clique sets the peoples against each other. They are the people who are at home everywhere and nowhere. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems 17 - 23 January 1938)

“Because we are united we are strong. because we are strong we are free! Hermann Goring.” Gau Weser - Ems (28 February - 6 March 1938)

We are fighting on German soil for the whole world. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser - Ems (7 - 13 March 1938)

There is no death! God created only life! Walter Flex.” Gau Weser - Ems (14 - 20 March 1938)

“It is not necessary that I live, only that I do my duty. Frederick the Great.” Gau Weser-Ems (21 - 27 March 1938)

It is once again beautiful to be a German, and a joy to live in Germany. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser -Ems (25 April - 1 May 1938)

In our Germany there is but one form of nobility: the nobility of labor. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (2 - 8 May 1938)

Nothing can poison your future. Pure and calm, tomorrow stands before you and speaks: ‘I will be yours if you want me to be.’ Gorch Fock.” Gau Weser-Ems (23 - 29 May 1938)

Each sin against racial purity is a sin against God’s will and against Creation’s order. Hans Schemm.” (Gau Weser-Ems, 15-21 August 1938)

“Only he is a man who defends himself as a man, and a people is a people only if it is ready — if necessary — to take to the battlefield. Adolf Hitler.” (Gau Weser-Ems, 22 - 28 August 1938)

The fate of those Germans living outside of the Reich, who are bound to us through language, culture, and customs, and who fight hard for them, is particularly close to our heart. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (29 August - 4 September 1938)

Blood is stronger than enemy power, and what wants to be German must belong to Germany!Gau Weser-Ems (19 - 25 September 1938)

“A man’s most precious possession is his people, and the most valuable possession of a people is justice. Inscription on the Eger city hall.” Gau Weser-Ems (10 - 16 October 1938)

“God has bound our blood to the soil that nourishes us. He who had found god in his work has earned his bread’s blessing. Heinz Stegenwelt.” Gau Weser-Ems (3 - 9 October 1938)

“We have had so much joy this year that we all have the obligation to bring this joy as our voluntary sacrifice. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (17 - 23 October 1938)

“We will die! Our descendents will have the duty to preserve and build: Germany will not die!” Gau Weser-Ems (7 - 13 November 1938)

Art is the highest expression of the creative strength of a people. The artist is its most blessed advocate. Dr. Goebbels.” Gau Weser-Ems, #49/1938 (28 November - 4 December)

A racially pure people, conscious of its blood, can never be enslaved by the Jews. Adolf Hitler.” Gau Weser-Ems (5 - 11 December 1938)

“He who gave us the courage to stride through the night should lead us. Nordic saying.” Gau Weser-Ems (12 - 18 December 1938)

“May Greater Germany’s first Christmas be for us a moment of strong affirmation: We want to help the Führer so that our people will never again fall into darkness and misery! We want to stay awake, always serving the light!” Gau Weser-Ems (26 December - 1 January 1939)

“Destroy the weak within you and then say to people and fatherland: I am ready! Baldur von Schirach.” Gau Weser-Ems (9 - 15 January 1939)

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