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A veteran of both the Franco-Prussian War and World War I in his old uniform as part of a veteran’s rally, Germany 1936.

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Adolf Hitler on the Destruction of Art and Culture

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From Mein Kampf

If we study the course of our cultural life during the last twenty-five years we shall be astonished to note how far we have already gone in this process of retrogression. Everywhere we find the presence of those germs which give rise to protuberant growths that must sooner or later bring about the ruin of our culture. Here we find undoubted symptoms of slow corruption; and woe to the nations that are no longer able to bring that morbid process to a halt.

In almost all the various fields of German art and culture those morbid phenomena may be observed. Here everything seems to have passed the culminating point of its excellence and to have entered the curve of a hasty decline. At the beginning of the century the theatres seemed already degenerating and ceasing to be cultural factors, except the Court theatres, which opposed this prostitution of the national art. With these exceptions, and also a few other decent institutions, the plays produced on the stage were of such a nature that the people would have benefited by not visiting them at all. A sad symptom of decline was manifested by the fact that in the case of many ‘art centres’ the sign was posted on the entrance doors: FOR ADULTS ONLY.

Let it be borne in mind that these precautions had to be taken in regard to institutions whose main purpose should have been to promote the education of the youth and not merely to provide amusement for sophisticated adults. What would the great dramatists of other times have said of such measures and, above all, of the conditions which made these measures necessary? How exasperated Schiller would have been, and how Goethe would have turned away in disgust!

But what are Schiller, Goethe and Shakespeare when confronted with the heroes of our modern German literature? Old and frowsy and outmoded and finished. For it was typical of this epoch that not only were its own products bad but that the authors of such products and their backers reviled everything that had really been great in the past. This is a phenomenon that is very characteristic of such epochs. The more vile and miserable are the men and products of an epoch, the more they will hate and denigrate the ideal achievements of former generations. What these people would like best would be completely to destroy every vestige of the past, in order to do away with that sole standard of comparison which prevents their own daubs from being looked upon as art. Therefore the more lamentable and wretched are the products of each new era, the more it will try to obliterate all the memorials of the past. But any real innovation that is for the benefit of mankind can always face comparison with the best of what has gone before; and frequently it happens that those monuments of the past guarantee the acceptance of those modern productions. There is no fear that modern productions of real worth will look pale and worthless beside the monuments of the past. What is contributed to the general treasury of human culture often fulfils a part that is necessary in order to keep the memory of old achievements alive, because this memory alone is the standard whereby our own works are properly appreciated. Only those who have nothing of value to give to the world will oppose everything that already exists and would have it destroyed at all costs.

And this holds good not only for new phenomena in the cultural domain but also in politics. The more inferior new revolutionary movements are, the more will they try to denigrate the old forms. Here again the desire to pawn off their shoddy products as great and original achievements leads them into a blind hatred against everything which belongs to the past and which is superior to their own work. As long as the historical memory of Frederick the Great, for instance, still lives, Frederic Ebert can arouse only a problematic admiration. The relation of the hero of Sans Souci to the former republican of Bremen may be compared to that of the sun to the moon; for the moon can shine only after the direct rays of the sun have left the earth. Thus we can readily understand why it is that all the new moons in human history have hated the fixed stars. In the field of politics, if Fate should happen temporarily to place the ruling power in the hands of those nonentities they are not only eager to defile and revile the past but at the same time they will use all means to evade criticism of their own acts. The Law for the Protection of the Republic, which the new German State enacted, may be taken as one example of this truth.

One has good grounds to be suspicious in regard to any new idea, or any doctrine or philosophy, any political or economical movement, which tries to deny everything that the past has produced or to present it as inferior and worthless. Any renovation which is really beneficial to human progress will always have to begin its constructive work at the level where the last stones of the structure have been laid. It need not blush to utilize those truths which have already been established; for all human culture, as well as man himself, is only the result of one long line of development, where each generation has contributed but one stone to the building of the whole structure. The meaning and purpose of revolutions cannot be to tear down the whole building but to take away what has not been well fitted into it or is unsuitable, and to rebuild the free space thus caused, after which the main construction of the building will be carried on.

Thus alone will it be possible to talk of human progress; for otherwise the world would never be free of chaos, since each generation would feel entitled to reject the past and to destroy all the work of the past, as the necessary preliminary to any new work of its own.

The saddest feature of the condition in which our whole civilization found itself before the War was the fact that it was not only barren of any creative force to produce its own works of art and civilization but that it hated, defiled and tried to efface the memory of the superior works produced in the past. About the end of the last century people were less interested in producing new significant works of their own–particularly in the fields of dramatic art and literature–than in defaming the best works of the past and in presenting them as inferior and antiquated. As if this period of disgraceful decadence had the slightest capacity to produce anything of superior quality! The efforts made to conceal the past from the eyes of the present afforded clear evidence of the fact that these apostles of the future acted from anevil intent. These symptoms should have made it clear to all that it was not a question of new, though wrong, cultural ideas but of a process which was undermining the very foundations of civilization. It threw the artistic feeling which had hitherto been quite sane into utter confusion, thus spiritually preparing the way for political Bolshevism. If the creative spirit of the Periclean age be manifested in the Parthenon, then the Bolshevist era is manifested through its cubist grimace.

In this connection attention must be drawn once again to the want of courage displayed by one section of our people, namely, by those who, in
virtue of their education and position, ought to have felt themselves obliged to take up a firm stand against this outrage on our culture. But they refrained from offering serious resistance and surrendered to what they considered the inevitable. This abdication of theirs was due, however, to sheer funk lest the apostles of Bolshevist art might raise a rumpus; for those apostles always violently attacked everyone who was not ready to recognize them as the choice spirits of artistic creation, and they tried to strangle all opposition by saying that it was the product of philistine and backwater minds. People trembled in fear lest they might be accused by these yahoos and swindlers of lacking artistic appreciation, as if it would have been a disgrace not to be able to understand and appreciate the effusions of those mental degenerates or arrant rogues. Those cultural disciples, however, had a very simple way of presenting their own effusions as works of the highest quality. They offered incomprehensible and manifestly crazy productions to their amazed contemporaries as what they called ‘an inner experience’. Thus they forestalled all adverse criticism at very little cost indeed. Of course nobody ever doubted that there could have been inner experiences like that, but some doubt ought to have arisen as to whether or not there was any justification for exposing these hallucinations of psychopaths or criminals to the sane portion of human society. The works produced by a Moritz von Schwind or a Bocklin were also externalizations of an inner experience, but these were the experiences of divinely gifted artists and not of buffoons.

This situation afforded a good opportunity of studying the miserable cowardliness of our so-called intellectuals who shirked the duty of offering serious resistance to the poisoning of the sound instincts of our people. They left it to the people themselves to formulate their own attitude towards his impudent nonsense. Lest they might be considered as understanding nothing of art, they accepted every caricature of art, until they finally lost the power of judging what is really good or bad.

Taken all in all, there were superabundant symptoms to show that a diseased epoch had begun.

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The Religion of George Lincoln Rockwell

We believe that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world on the brink of Jewish-Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing Spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise, from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order and social justice for all men.”

—National Socialist Principle VII

Slowly, bit by bit, I began to understand. I realized that National Socialism, the iconoclastic worldview of Adolf Hitler, was the doctrine of scientific racial idealism—actually a new religion for our time … “

—This Time the World, p. 155

In 1940, a young student at Brown University left his studies to join the U.S. Navy to fight Adolf Hitler. Eighteen years later—in 1958—this same person, standing solemnly before a Swastika banner in his Arlington, Virginia, home, pledged his life to the Leader. Here is the amazing account of the personal conversion of Lincoln Rockwell, the man who was to restore the Movement of Adolf Hitler after the Second World War, as given in his book, This Time the World:


There was no doubt in my mind. I went home and hung the beautiful banner completely across the living room wall. In the center I mounted a plaque of Adolf Hitler. Then I placed a small bookcase under it and set three candles to burning in front, to make a holy altar to Adolf Hitler.

I closed the blinds, lit the candles, and stood before my new altar. For the first time since I had lost my Christian religion, I experienced the soul-thrilling upsurge of emotion which is denied to our modern, sterile, atheist “intellectuals” but which literally moved the Earth for countless centuries: religious experience. I stood there in the flickering candlelight, not a sound in the house, not a soul near me or aware of what I was doing—or caring.

But as I looked at the stern face of the greatest mind in twenty centuries, I felt the unbelievable flood of “religious” power pouring into me, which would be easily understood by any savage Indian standing on a mountaintop at sunrise and communing with the Great Spirit before battle—but which the intellectuals have denied themselves because of their conceit that they can “know” everything.

I recalled the words of the Leader: “When human hearts break and human souls despair, then from the twilight of the past the great conquerors of distress and care, of shame and misery, of spiritual slavery and physical compulsion look down upon them and hold out their eternal hands to despairing mortals. Woe to the people that is ashamed to grasp them!”

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I was moved beyond the power of words to describe. Goose pimples rose all over me, my hair stood on end, my eyes filled with tears of love and gratitude for this greatest of all conquerors of human misery and shame, and my breath came in little gasps. If I had not known that the Leader would have scorned such adulation, I might have fallen to my knees in unashamed worship—but instead, I drew myself to attention, raised my arm in the eternal salute of the ancient Roman legions, and repeated the holy words, “HEIL HITLER!”—meaning every tiny syllable with all my heart and mind and soul.

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No longer was Adolf Hitler only a great mind to me. Now I realized the inscrutable power of the human soul. Now I knew why the power of that human soul for ten thousand years, again and again, has conquered the mightiest aggregates of physical force and tyranny, regardless of odds or possibilities! I had run the full circle from savage and childish animal instinct—the primitive stage of most of humanity—to conceited and sterile intellectualism— the state of our convinced Marxists and liberals—and finally I had, with the help of the Great Leader, found my way back to the natural understanding of the world given freely to every dog and worm and ape and man, of which the intellect is only a sort of recent development or “trick.” I had found my way to that unconscious understanding of eternal riddles which can only be called “widsom”—the same perception of the essence of things which has, in different guises, formed the basis of the teachings of all great leaders in all times.

As the emotional storm subsided within me, it left me filled with a holy sense of MISSION, which is the fundamental weapon and armor of a revolutionary leader. Where before I had to fight the forces of tyranny and regression, now I HAD to fight them. But even more, I felt within me the POWER to prevail—strength beyond my own strength—the ability to do the right thing, even when I was personally over-whelmed by events. And that strength has not yet failed me. Nor will it fail. It is the Power beyond the atom, the Force called “religious” by the non-intellectual, “psychological self-hypnosis” by the “brains” of today, and the “Unknowable” by those who have learned true wisdom.

I knew with calm certainty exactly what to do, and I knew, in a hard-to-explain sense, what was ahead. It was something like looking at a road from the air, after seeing only the curve ahead from the ground.

*   *   *

The world was obviously building up to an unheard-of, unprecedented clash between the dark forces of massed ignorance, greed, envy, hate and stupidity—mustered and led by the scheming Jew—and the perishing forces of Nature’s elite—the White man.

The Jew, with his Marxist democratic idea of the supremacy of mere numbers threatened to overwhelm the White man of the world, regardless of boundaries or political affiliations, by the sheer mass of the teeming colored and inferior masses, which outnumbered the white builders of civilization by more than 7 to 1.

Adolf Hitler had shown the way to survival. It would be my task on this Earth to carry his ideas and his “laboratory example” to total, worldwide victory. I knew that I would not live to see the victory which I would make possible. But I would not die before I had made that victory certain.

 

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Great Room in the Berghof before any furniture or carpets where placed inside. Photo by Eva Braun.

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Michael Karkoc -The Latest Victim of Jewish Hysteria

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Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson looks at the persecution of Michael Karkoc for this week’s broadcast of The Orthodox Nationalist.

Michael Karkoc is a 98 year old American citizen accused of “Nazi war crimes.” He has Alzheimers, yet he is being accused of “participating” in the suppression of the Warsaw uprising in July of 1944. While the Allied bombers destroyed civilian centers in Japan and Germany, the Polish government is arguing that the suppression of a riot is a crime. The main driving force behind this is not Jewish, but Attorney Robert Janicki, head of the Main Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes Against the Polish Nation.

The Polish indictment reads: “On 23rd July 1944, Karkoc’s company was responsible for the ‘pacification’ of villages in the Lublin region, including Chłaniów, in retaliation for the killing by Polish partisans of a German liaison officer. As a result, 44 unarmed civilians, including children and babies, were murdered in Chłaniów and in the neighbouring village Władysławin.”

The Ukrainian Self Defense Legion was a part of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS and was comprised of Ukrainian nationals from the western province of Galicia. It was created under the condition that it would “exclusively fight the Bolsheviks” and not the western Allies, including Poles.

The 14th Combat SS division was not even in Poland at the time of the riots. They were in Slovenia. There is no confirmation or evidence of anything untoward, but media headlines have already convicted this man. The main purpose of joining the legion was to lay the military groundwork for national independence, something the SS opposed.

According to Michael Melnyk’s (2007). To Battle: The Formation and History of the 14th Waffen-SS Grenadier Division, the history of the unit in July of 1944 shows them fighting off a massive Soviet attack from the Second Soviet Air Army and not in the least involved in pacifying local riots. They were instead, on the 21st of July, near the town of Olesko, up against a large number of Soviet tanks commanded by Marshal Ivan Konev. Most of its forces were destroyed in the fighting. Though a German Panzer counterattack rescued 400 Galicians from the town of Brody where they were dug in, the Soviets used their overwhelming numbers to destroy the unit by the 22nd. Yet, the Polish government wants to indict him for actions against civilians on the 23rd.  The evidence does not add up.

The Soviet 91st  Independent Tank Brigade “Proskurov” destroyed the German parts of the division later on the 21st and total losses for the division in this period exceeded 30,000. There is not a shred of evidence that the SS-Galicia unit was used against these villages or was even used as a police force. Even if it were, they were fighting guerrilla partisans, not regular soldiers, according to Melnyk.

Yet Robert Janicki claims 100% certainty of this old man’s guilt. The Center for Holocaust and Genocide studies calls him a “top commander” of the unit while also saying he was only a second lieutenant. This makes no sense at all, but as usual, truth does not seem to be the main reason for this.

Listen to the broadcast by turning on the ANS Radio below.

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Hanna Reitsch Erased from History

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As of March 8 Canadian organizers of an international celebration of women in aviation where standing by their decision to honor the late Hanna Reitsch, who was the first woman to fly a helicopter — and,an unrepentant NSDAP member, but after pressure by a Jewish group  there will be no mention of Hanna Reitsch after the mayor of Lachute announced Thursday his town wouldn’t allow the event to proceed if it glorified someone with a Nazi past.

As many as 800 women and girls are expected to gather at a municipal airfield in Lachute, 80 kilometres northwest of Montreal, on Saturday for the Women of Aviation Worldwide (WOAW) event — just one of many events taking place across four continents.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Reitsch’s first helicopter flight, and as CBC first reported Wednesday, organizers planned to celebrate that accomplishment with videos of Reitsch in action and posters about her.

Hanna Reitsch greets crowds in Hirschberg, Germany. 1941.

Hanna Reitsch greets crowds in Hirschberg, Germany in 1941. (German Federal Archives/Schwahn)

Reitsch, who died in 1979, is remembered not only as a pioneering female pilot, but as a star of NSDAP propaganda.

“Notoriously, she is remembered for very close connections to Adolf Hitler,” said Jean Allman, a professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis, who has written about Reitsch.

Allman and other historians have described Reitsch as an “unrepentant” Nazi.

In an interview on CBC’s Daybreak, Lachute Mayor Carl Péloquin said when the (((town))) heard about the event, they contacted the promoter and made it very clear they wanted no part in it.

“We told them that we wouldn’t be accepting or tolerating any kind of events in relation with Nazism or any other kind of extremist movement,” he said.

Saturday’s event is to take place at a municipal airport on municipal land. Péloquin said the city received a letter from the organizers guaranteeing there won’t be any mention or tribute to anyone linked to the Nazis.

Marguerite Varin, the event organizer, wouldn’t comment on what discussions took place between herself and the city.

She said simply that anyone who had questions about it were invited to attend and find out for themselves.

Informed by the CBC(Canadian Public Radio) earlier this week about the planned celebration of Reitsch’s role in aviation history, the national director of the (((League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith))) Canada, Amanda Hohmann, called it “very troubling.”

B’nai Brith’s national legal counsel, Steven Slimovitch, said Thursday honouring Reitsch shows “a complete misunderstanding on how the fight against racism needs to be approached.” So they make no bones about it, they bully and scream Racist in order to suppress history, therefore proving Orwell’s prophetic quote ”

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

Here at ANS we have devoted our lives to keeping the truth alive even if it is but a whisper for the next thousand years, so here it  is , the amazing story of Hanna Reitsch

She was the first female stunt pilot and test pilot in aviation history. Born into a middle class German family in an area now part of Poland, her father was an ophthalmologist and her mother a homemaker with a simple belief in God. Hanna’s early goals were to be a flying doctor, but her passion for flying soon overtook her desire for a career in medicine and she left medical school to become a full time glider pilot.

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Because of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, Germany was not allowed to build powered aircraft, so Hanna learned to fly gliders. In the 1920s, she went on to become an instructor in glider pilot school, but quickly distinguished herself as a pilot and got jobs in German government films as a stunt pilot. Because she was the first female helicopter pilot and first human to ever fly a helicopter indoors, this attracted the attention of the Third Reich and the Luftwaffe. In 1940, the British Balloon Barrage had taken a number of fatalities on German pilots; the barrage balloon was deadly in that it could be flown at heights of 10,000 feet and the cable on which it was attached was very hard to spot when flying. The barrage balloon was a brilliantly simple idea and it was thought that there might be a way to use a simple technology to cut through the cables. Hitler was invited to see the testing of this new device. During the testing of devices to shear the cables, a snapped cable tore through the ends of her propeller and yanked the engine from her aircraft. Reitsch skillfully landed the crippled plane and in 1941 she was awarded the Iron Cross, First Class by Hitler for her bravery and skill. She was the first woman and ONLY woman to ever be awarded the Iron Cross during World War II, and the Luftwaffe diamond clasp, becoming a heroine of the Third Reich.

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Because of her fame, she was able to develop a close relationship with Hitler. During the war the Luftwaffe employed Reitsch to test a variety of planes, gliders, and flying bombs.  Reitsch was fiercely patriotic and an ardent supporter of Hitler, and believed in Hitler’s grandiose plans for the Third Reich. In the last days of the war, Reitsch was asked to fly her lover, General Robert Ritter von Greim, into Russian Army surrounded Berlin to meet with Hitler, and to try to persuade Hitler to fly with her to German controlled territory to carry on the war. Hitler refused to leave Berlin. So when she expressed her desire to die with Hitler in his Bunker, Hitler refused her request and ordered her to fly out of Berlin.

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The city of Berlin was already surrounded by Russian troops who had made progress into the downtown area where Reitsch had boldly landed her plane three days earlier. Reitsch escaped Berlin by taking off through heavy Russian anti-aircraft fire, flying the last plane out of Berlin before it fell to the Russians. Her eyewitness account of the last days of Hitler is an important part of history. Held for interrogation for 18 months by the American military after the war, she was eventually released.  “When I was released by the Americans I read historian Trevor Roper’s book, ‘The Last Days of Hitler’. Throughout the book like a red line, runs an eyewitness report by Hanna Reitsch about the final days in the bunker. I never said it. I never wrote it. I never signed it. It was something they invented. Hitler died with total dignity.”

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After the war she was doggedly unrepentant about her support for Hitler and the NSDAP. She wore her Iron Crosses proudly and wrote a somewhat defensive and self-serving memoir, “Fliegen, mein Leben” (1951), which was translated in 1954 as “Flying is My Life.” In this book she presents herself as a patriot, and makes no moral judgments about Hitler and Germany. ” Hanna Reitsch was interviewed and photographed several times in the early 1970s in Germany by US investigative photojournalist Ron Laytner. At the end of her last interview she told Laytner: “And what have we now in Germany? A land of bankers and carmakers. Even our great army has gone soft. Soldiers wear beards and question orders. I am not ashamed to say I believed in National Socialism. I still wear the Iron Cross with diamonds that Hitler gave me. But today in all Germany you can’t find a single person who voted Adolf Hitler into power.” Then she uttered the words that many feel kept her out of the history books: “Many Germans feel guilty about the war. But they don’t explain the real guilt we share – that we lost.” She spent her remaining post war years as an outcast. She spent her last years quietly in Ghana as an instructor in a flying school that she helped establish. Two years before she died, at 65 years of age she set a new women’s distance record in a glider. Hanna Reitsch died quietly in bed of a massive heart attack at age 67 in Frankfurt, Germany one year after setting a new women’s distance record in a glider.

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The Third Reich’s 1933 Law on Animal Protection

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The government has resolved on the following law, which is hereby made known:

Section I
Cruelty to Animals

#1

(1) It is forbidden to unnecessarily torment or roughly mishandle an animal.
(2) One torments an animal when one repeatedly or continuously causes appreciable pain or suffering; the torment is unnecessary in so far as it does not serve any rational, justifiable purpose. One mishandles an animal when one causes it appreciable pain; mishandling is rough when it corresponds to an unfeeling state of mind.

Section II
Measures for the Protection of Animals

#2

It is forbidden:

  1. to so neglect an animal in one’s ownership, care or accommodation that it thereby experiences appreciable pain or appreciable damage;
  2. to use an animal unnecessarily for what clearly exceeds its powers or causes it appreciable pain, or which it-in consequence of its condition-is obviously not capable of;
  3. to use and animal for demonstrations, film-making, spectacles, or other public events to the extent that these events cause the animal appreciable pain or appreciable damage to health;
  4. to use a fragile, ill, overworked or old animal for which further life is a torment for any other purpose than to cause or procure a rapid, painless death;
  5. to put out one’s domestic animal for the purpose of getting rid of it;
  6. to set or test the power of dogs on cats, foxes, and other animals;
  7. to shorten the ears or the tail of a dog over two weeks old. This is allowed if it is done with anesthesia;
  8. to shorten the tail of a horse. This is allowed if it is to remedy a defect or illness of the tail and is done by a veterinarian and under anesthesia;
  9. to perform a painful operation on an animal in an unprofessional manner or without anesthesia, or if anesthesia in a particular case is impossible according to veterinary standards;
  10. to kill an animal on a farm for fur otherwise than with anesthesia or in a way that is, in any case, painless;
  11. to force-feed fowl;
  12. to tear out or separate the thighs of living frogs.

#3

The importation of horses with shortened tails is forbidden. The minister of the Interior can make exceptions if special circumstances warrant it.

#4

The temporary use of hoofed animals as carriers in the mines is only permitted with the permission of the responsible authorities.

Section III
Experiments on Living Animals

#5

It is forbidden to operate on or handle living animals in ways that may cause appreciable pain or damage for the purpose of experiments, to the extent the provisions of #6 through #8 do not mandate otherwise.

#6

(1) The minister of the Interior can at the proposal of the responsible government or local authorities confer permission on certain scientifically led institutes or laboratories to undertake scientific experiments on living animals, when the director of the experiment has sufficient professional education and reliability, sufficient facilities for the undertaking of animal experiments are available, and guarantee for the care and maintenance of the animals for experiment has been made.
(2) The minister of the Interior can delegate the granting of permission to others among the  highest officials of the government.
(3) Permission may be withdrawn without compensation at any time.

#7

In carrying out experiments on animals (#5), the following provisions are to be observed:

  1. The experiments may only be carried out under the complete authority of the scientific director or of a representative that has been specifically appointed by the scientific director.
  2. The experiments may only be carried out by someone who has previously received scientific education or under the direction of such a person, and when every pain is avoided in so far as that is compatible with the goal of the experiment.
  3. Experiments for research may only be undertaken when a specific result is expected that has not been previously confirmed by science or if the experi­ments help to answer previously unsolved problems.
  4. The experiments are only to be undertaken under anesthesia, provided the judgment of the scientific director does not categorically exclude this or if the pain connected with the operation is outweighed by the damage to the con­dition of the experimental animals as a result of anesthesia.
    Nothing more severe than a difficult operation or painful but unbloody experiment may be carried out on such an unanesthetized animal.
    Animals that suffer appreciable pain after the completion of such a difficult experiment, especially involving an operation, are, in so far as this is, in the judgment of the scientific director, compatible with the goal of the experiment, immediately to be put to death.
  5. Experiments on horses, dogs, cats, and apes can only be carried out when the intended goal may not be achieved through experiments on other animals.
  6. No more animals may be used than are necessary to-resolve the associated question.
  7. Animal experiments for pedagogical purposes are only permitted when other educational tools such as pictures, models, taxonomy, and film are not suf­ficient.
  8. Records are to be kept of the sort of animal used, the purpose, the procedure, and the result of the experiment.

#8

Experiments on animals for judicial purposes as well as inoculations and taking of blood from living animals for the purpose of diagnosing illness of people or animals, or for obtainment of serums or inoculations according to procedures that have already been tried or are recognized by the state, are not subject to provisions #5 through #7. These animals, however, are also to be killed pain­lessly if they suffer appreciable pain and if it is compatible with the goals of the experiment.

Section IV

Provisions for Punishment

#9

(1) Whoever unnecessarily torments or roughly mishandles an animal will be punished by up to two years in prison, with a fine, or with both these penalties.
(2) Whoever, apart from the case in (1), undertakes an experiment on living animals (# S) without the required permission will be punished by imprisonment of up to six months, with a fine, or with both of these penalties.
(3) A fine of up to five hundred thousand marks or imprisonment will, apart from the punishment mandated in (1) and (2), be the punishment for whomever intentionally or through negligence:
1. violates prohibition #2 though #4;
2. acts against regulation #7;
3.violates guidelines enacted by the Ministry of the Interior or by a provincial government according to #14;
4. neglects to prevent children or other persons that are under his/her supervision or belong to his/her household from violating the provisions of this law.

#10

(1) In addition to the punishments in #9 for an intentional violation of the law, an animal belonging to the condemned may be confiscated or killed. Instead of confiscation it may be ordered that the animal be sheltered and fed for up to nine months at the cost of the guilty party.
(2) If no specific person can be identified or condemned, the confiscation or killing of an animal may be undertaken in any case when the other prerequisites are present.

#11

(1) If someone is repeatedly guilty of intentionally violating the provisions that are punishable according to #9 the local authorities that are responsible can prohibit that person from keeping certain animals or from business involving them either for a specified period or permanently.
(2) After a year has passed since the imposition of the punishment the re­sponsible local authorities may rescind their decision.
(3) An animal subject to appreciable negligence in provision, care, or shelter may be taken away from the owner by the responsible local authority and ac­commodated elsewhere until there is a guarantee that the animal will be cared for in a manner above reproach. The cost of this accommodation shall be paid by the guilty party.

#12

If in a judicial process it appears doubtful whether an act violates a prohibition of #1, (1) or (2), a veterinarian shall be summoned as early in the process as possible and, in so far as it concerns a farm, an agricultural official of the gov­ernment shall be heard.

Section V
Conclusion

#13

Anesthesia as it is understood in this law means all procedures that lead to general painlessness or eliminate localized pain.

#14

The Minister of the Interior can issue judicial and administrative decrees for the completion and enforcement of this law. In so far as the Minister of the Interior does not make use of this power, local governments can make the necessary decree for implementation.

#15

This law becomes binding on February 1, 1934 with the exception of #2, (8) and #3, (11), for which the Minister of the Interior must see the time of imple­mentation in consultation with the Minister of Food and Agriculture.

The laws #1456 and #360, (13) of the law of May 30, 1908  remain unchanged.

Berlin, November 24, 1933

Signed:
Adolf Hitler
Chancellor              

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