I am dying innocent. The sentence is wrong. God protect Germany and make Germany great again. Long live Germany! God protect my family!
The Diet was dissolved by a Reich Government decree.
My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely official nature and was very infrequent.
I attended the elementary school at Schweinfurt and the secondary school.
Many years before I had left a beautiful country and a rich nation and I returned to that country six years later to find it fundamentally changed and in a state of upheaval, and in great spiritual and material need.
One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker.
The dissolution of the trade unions was in the air then.
I became Gauleiter in 1927.
Himmler, Bormann, and Goebbels, they were probably bad fellows.
Only Communists and Social Democrats who acted against the state were incarcerated. Most of the Communists and Social Democrats I had known became Nazis later. Only those who were doing anything against the state were thrown in concentration camps.
I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
Slaves who are underfed, diseased, resentful, despairing, and filled with hate will never yield that maximum of output which they might achieve under normal conditions.
In order to provide the German housewife, above all mothers of many children...with tangible relief from her burdens, the Fuhrer has commissioned me to bring into the Reich from the eastern territories some four to five hundred thousand select, healthy, and strong girls.
What would you do if your country's welfare depended on labor? When a ship is in a storm it requires one captain.
I'm a sailor, not a politician.
I could not have the honour of being a German soldier because of my imprisonment in the First World War. And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow me to serve as a soldier.
As regards personal relationships I cannot say that I had any particularly personal intercourse with anyone.
The controversies between the proletariat and the middle class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each getting to know and understand the other.
I was never informed in advance about the start of the war or about foreign political developments.
I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before.
It so happened that I was on a German sailing vessel on the way to Australia when the ship was captured, and on the high seas I was made prisoner by the French.
As a cabin boy on a Norwegian sailing ship I earned five kronen a week in addition to my keep.
I was member of the Diet as long as it existed, until May 1933.
Although as a sailor I despised politics - for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today - conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude towards political problems.
I was elected to the Diet in the same way as at every parliamentary election.
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