Fritz Sauckel Quotes

In my Gau as far as I know only Communists who had actually worked against the State were arrested.

As regards personal relationships I cannot say that I had any particularly personal intercourse with anyone.

It so happened that I was on a German sailing vessel on the way to Australia when the ship was captured and on the high seas I was made prisoner by the French.

I attended the elementary school at Schweinfurt and the secondary school.

Although as a sailor I despised politics - for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today - conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude towards political problems.

Through the Young Men's Christian Association and principally in Australia and North America as well as in South America I came into contact with families of these countries.

I was never informed in advance about the start of the war or about foreign political developments.

I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before.

As a cabin boy on a Norwegian sailing ship I earned five kronen a week in addition to my keep.

The citizen parties by an absolute majority elected a National Socialist Government.

The dissolution of the trade unions was in the air then.

As I as a worker came to know them the aims of German trade unions were political and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views.

I became Gauleiter in 1927.

I could not have the honour of being a German soldier because of my imprisonment in the First World War. And in this world war the Fuehrer refuses to allow me to serve as a soldier.

At that time we were very definitely told that under no circumstances should there be any secret chapters or any other secrecy in the life of the Party but that everything should be done publicly.

One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker.

I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.

My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely official nature and was very infrequent.

The controversies between the proletariat and the middle class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each getting to know and understand the other.

What would you do if your country's welfare depended on labor? When a ship is in a storm it requires one captain.

The Diet was dissolved by a Reich Government decree.

I was member of the Diet as long as it existed until May 1933.

I was elected to the Diet in the same way as at every parliamentary election.

Slaves who are underfed diseased resentful despairing and filled with hate will never yield that maximum of output which they might achieve under normal conditions.

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier. He refused to give me this permission.

Himmler Bormann and Goebbels they were probably bad fellows.

I did that all the more if I may say so because I was aware of the fact that there is an inclination to go to extremes in German people and in the German character generally.

I am dying innocent. The sentence is wrong. God protect Germany and make Germany great again. Long live Germany! God protect my family!

I'm a sailor not a politician.