Nazis Expand Racialism to ‘divine Right’ to Rule All Races
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Nazis Expand Racialism to ‘divine Right’ to Rule All Races

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The Nazi theory of racialism has now been broadened into a belief in the Germans’ “divine right” to rule other races, it is indicated in a speech made yesterday by Dr. Robert Ley, Reich Organization Director and head of the German Labor Front, in Lodz, Poland.

As quoted by a New York Times Berlin dispatch, Dr. Ley declared: “The German race, that is our faith! It has higher rights than all others. A German laborer is worth more than an English lord. We have the divine right to rule and we shall assure ourselves of that right….It is not true that the nations of Europe are equal. It is nonsense to maintain that all nations have equal rights…Not every people is capable of forming a State and not every people has the right to its own State.”

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