Why Hitler Loved “Social Justice”

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jon Miltimore

“In August 1920 in Munich, a young Adolf Hitler delivered one of his first public speeches before a crowd of some 2,000 people. During his speech, which lasted nearly two hours and was interrupted nearly 60 times by cheers, Hitler touched on a theme he’d repeat in future speeches, stating he did not believe that ‘ever on earth could a state survive with continuing inner health, if it were not based on inner social justice.’ This was one of the first times Hitler spoke publicly of social justice — perhaps the first time. In his recent book Hitler’s National Socialism, Rainer Zitelmann makes it clear that ‘social justice’ (soziale Gerechtigkeit) was central to Hitler’s social objectives.” (05/16/24)