Nazi Party Campaign Poster

Propaganda posters like this one from 1930, tied the concepts together that individual happiness and a healthy German economy will happen when the Nazis are in power, and that Germany’s problem is the Jews. The argument on the campaign poster is that Jews only think of themselves. Germans need to recognize that all people are not equal and that Jews should be recognized as pariahs and outcasts. If you want happiness and peace and a healthy German nation, then vote for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. 

The result of the election was that the SPD lost ten seats, but remained the largest party in the Reichstag (German parliament), winning 143 of the 577 seats, while the Nazi Party dramatically increased its number of seats from 12 to 107. The Nazis thereby became the second-largest party in Germany. Two years later, in the July 1932 federal election, the Nazis became the largest party in the Reichstag and controlled the government. In January 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler chancellor of Germany. 

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) had the most seats and therefore control of the German government before the 1930 election. The Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers’ Party/NSDAP) wanted to gain control of the government in the September 14, 1930 election. The Nazi party spent an unprecedented amount of money to win over voters. Well over one million pamphlets were produced and distributed.  

Nazi Party Campaign Poster

 

Socialism?

That is the horrible word making every calm citizen cringe.

Socialism means to him expropriation and egalitarianism, Jacobin (a revolutionary political movement that was the most famous political club during the French Revolution) cap and guillotine.

Socialism means to him class struggle because the Jew has cleverly understood the past 60 years to persuade the unsuspecting worker and the oh-so-educated citizen of this nonsense.

But socialism in truth means nothing else than community, people's community.

But socialism can only exist on the basis of absolute justice because without justice there is no community.

Nothing, however, is more unjust than egalitarianism, for people are unequal by nature. They are not equal in the fulfillment of their duties, so they cannot be equal in their rights.

But they should not be judged by the content of their purses, but according to their value to the nation. He who performs the most valuable services for the nation as a whole, let him be the first among us; but he (implied “Jew”) who thinks only of himself and his purse, let him be the pariah and outcast.

The common good comes before self-interest!

That is socialism!

Do you want to make a true and healthy national community (nation) out of our German people again? From which happiness and peace will blossom?

Then do away with the lying Marxism, away with the bourgeois self-interest!

Then on September 14, all of you declare your allegiance to the party of the people's community, to the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party)