“A long line of generations is behind every person. . . You are not in the world by accident, but rather are the creation of millions of people, a creature whose blood flows from thousands of sources. . . The history of your people is your own history. . . You sense the honour you owe your ancestors. Now you understand the holy treasure of your own life, your own body, your own soul.”

– Kurt Schrey, Du in Dein Volk (You are Your Volk (PDF in English, PDF in German)), Deutscher Volksverlag, 1940.


“You carry in your blood the holy inheritance of your fathers and forefathers. You do not know those who have vanished in endless ranks into the darkness of the past. But they all live in you and walk in your blood upon the earth that consumed them in battle and toil and in which their bodies have long decayed. Your blood is therefore something holy. In it your parents gave you not only a body, but your nature. To deny your blood is to deny yourself. No one can change it. But each decides to grow the good that one has inherited and suppress the bad. Each is also given will and courage. You do not have only the right, but also the duty to pass your blood on to your children, for you are a member of the chain of generations that reaches from the past into eternity, and this link of the chain that you represent must do its part so that the chain is never broken. But if your blood has traits that will make your children unhappy and burdens to the state, then you have the heroic duty to be the last. The blood is the carrier of life. You carry in it the secret of creation itself. Your blood is holy, for in it God’s will lives. . . Our highest treasure is the soul that we have been given. He who mixes his blood with that of foreign inferior races ruins the blood and soul that have been given to him to pass on in purity to his children. He makes his children impure and miserable, and commits the greatest crime that he as a National Socialist can commit. But he who follows the laws of race fulfills the great commandment that only like should be brought together with like, keeping apart those things like fire and water which do not mix.”

– Dr. Helmut Stellrecht, Faith and Action (PDF in English), 1938 (Glauben und Handeln. Ein Bekenntnis der jungen Nation. Berlin: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., Franz Eher Nachf. G.m.b.H., 1943).


“The highest and holiest thing that nature gives man for his existence are his genes. This property cannot be acquired or increased by money and gold and does not encompass things that can be bought or sold. It is a property entrusted to us by our creator for us to administer and pass along. It lies hidden in thousands and thousands of living cells that slumber in our body like treasure chambers. They are the carriers of our life and fate and contain all the genetic traits of the body and soul of our ancestors since millennia. Form and essence, feeling and will, thought and deed have their source in these inconspicuous structures, gaining strength and uniqueness from them. These genes decide happiness or suffering, success or demise of a person; it makes him good or bad, strong or weak, talented or not talented. You, too, must recognize and tend this precious property; you must understand the life laws of blood and to serve them, that you dedicate your entire life to them.” 

– Hans Belstler, ‘You are Part of the Folk’ (Du stehst im Volk (PDF in German)), 1943. Published by Deutscher Volksverlag GmbH., Munich (Verlag: Deutscher Volksverlag GmbH., München). Section heading reads: ‘You carry eternal inheritance in your blood: Good blood is our true wealth’ (Du trägst ewiges Erbgut in deinem Blut: Das gute Blut ist unser wahrer Reichtum). Translation in English published by Gerhard Lauck of Third Reich Books (NSDAP/AO), Preuss: 2003, USA. Belstler was a teacher/rector at the Ridlerschule in Munich. The original German of the quote reads: “Das Höchste und Heiligste, das dem Menschen von der Natur für sein Dasein mitgegeben wird, ist sein Erbgut. Dieses Gut läßt sich nicht durch Geld und Gold erwerben oder mehren, und umschließt nicht Dinge, die gekauft oder veräußert werden können. Es ist ein Gut, das zu verwalten und weiterzugeben wir von unserem Schöpfer anvertraut bekamen. Es liegt verborgen in tausend und abertausend lebendigen Zellen, die wie Schatzkammern in unserm Körper schlummern. Sie sind die Träger unseres Lebens und Schicksals und enthalten alle Erbtümer des Leibes und der Seele unserer Ahnen seit Jahrtausenden. Gestalt und Wesen, Gefühl und Wille, Gedanke und Tat haben in diesen unscheinbaren Gebilden ihren Ursprung, schöpfen aus ihnen Kraft und Eigenart. Dies Erbgut entscheidet über Glück und Leid, Erfolg oder Verderben eines Menschen; es macht ihn gut oder schlecht, stark oder schwach, begabt oder unbegabt.”


Dr. Helmutt Stellrecht