This page shall serve as an archive of texts related to Adolf Hitler (such as interviews with him) or written by Adolf Hitler himself - all arranged in a chronological order. The focus will be on Hitler's own words. All the text seen on this page will be in English language, or rather translations to English. Source for any of the texts along with the translator will given. Anyone who has done any historic work will know that translations do matter - especially around such forbidden topics like Nazi Germany.
Most of the preceding text concerning Adolf Hitler comes from The Programme of the NSDAP (Das Programm der NSDAP und seine weltanschaulichen Grundlagen) published in 1932 by Gottfried Feder who was the party's main economist.
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th, 1889, at Braunau on the Inn, a village of the old Bavaria.
His father was the orphaned child of a poor peasant and worked his way up to being a customs official. His mother came from a German peasant family. When he was thirteen he lost his father, and four years later his mother. Adolf Hitler was then a scholar at the Realschule [secondary school] at Linz on the Danube, after leaving the National School. It had been his father's wish that he should become an official, but his own desire was to be an artist. His mother's death obliged him without further delay to earn his own living. Read more...
The force which has ever and always set in motion great historical avalanches of religious and political movements is the magic power of the spoken word.
The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people. In no case have great movements been set afoot by the syrupy effusions of aesthetic littérateurs and drawing-room heroes.Adolf Hitler. Mein Kampf (Murphy Translation)
Volume One of Adolf's Hitler's Mein Kampf was published on July 18, 1925.
This is an excerpt concerning the Jewish Question from Hitler's Second Book (Zweites Buch).
Its first unofficial English translation was completed by Salvator Attanasio with an introduction from Telford Taylor.
Arthur Kemp also released its own version of that book although the two translations are almost identical to each other.
Jewish Question in Hitler's Second Book
Jewish Question in Zweites Buch (Official Weinberg Translation)
From Liberty, Art, Nationhood (1935)
"A Last Appeal to Reason" by Adolf Hitler. Speech before the Reichstag, 19 July 1940