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Translation of document 3863-PS
LAMMERS, OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT IN THE THIRD REICH [Staatsfuehrung in Dritten Reich.] Part II. The Leader State. [Der Fuehrerstaat] Verwaltungsblatt, 59, 1938, 2, pp. 563-565, 585-589. Out of this total basic concentration of power of authority in the person of the Fuehrer, however, no excessively strong and unnecessary centralization of administration in the hand of the Fuehrer results in the governmental administration. In my general elaborations on the basic concept of the Fuehrer state I have already pointed out that the subordinate leader’s [Unterfuehrer] authority, directed downward, forbids interference with every individual order he may issue. This principle is manipulated by the Fuehrer in his government leadership in such a manner that for example the position of the Reich ministers is actually much more independent today than formerly, even though today the Reich ministers are subordinated to the Fuehrer’s unlimited power of command in their entire official sphere, even in every individual measure and decision in the most trivial matters. Willingness to bear responsibility, ability to make decisions, aggressive energy, and real authority — these are the qualities which the Fuehrer demands primarily of his subordinate leaders [Unterfuehrer]. Therefore he allows them the greatest freedom in the execution of their affairs and in the manner in which they fulfill their tasks. Nothing is more foreign to him than narrow or fault-finding criticism. ********** By Divine Providence and the genius of Adolf Hitler the collapse of this (Austrian) dictatorship became the deliverance and salvation of the German Ostmark and the hour of birth of our glorious, beloved Greater German Reich. ********** Today the whole world knows that the “German National Socialist Revolution,” which was a real revolution even though no blood flowed, had its beginning on January 30, 1933. For this German National Socialist revolution did not signify merely a change in government. It was rather a complete upheaval of philosophy [Weltanschauung], and beyond that a radical change in state and political thinking in general. ********** According to National Socialist conception the most basic differences in mete are not accidental but determined by their blood.