Ritterbusch, Seyss-Inquart, Geelkerken and Mussert speeches on celebrations of 11th anniversary of founding of Nationaal-Socialisti sch Beweging (NSB) in Netherlands 12/1942
Fanfare. Greeting in Dutch and German. Applause. Cornelius van Geelkerken, representing NSB leader, speaks in Dutch - remembers comrades who fell in the East and in Africa fighting for New Europe. NSB has survived 11 years of struggle unvanquished. US and English imperialism. Volk and Vaterland. Applause. Representative of NSDAP Party Chancellory, Willi Ritterbusch, speaks in German. Greetings from Bormann and NSDAP; cooperation NSDAP and NSB based on shared nature and ideals. NSB began its struggle in difficult times, yet it recognised spiritual needs of Dutch nation and devoted itself to them. Applause. NSB's success in such unfavourable circumstances proves it is motivated by "pure love for the people". NSDAP wishes NSB the moral courage to be ready at any time to make political sacrifice and to be able to encourage its fellow countrymen. Must support Hitler's law, "You are nothing, your country is everything". Applause. Reichs Commissioner, Seyss-Inquart in German. General congratulations. Fate of Europe depends on European Nazis. Best wishes from Fu_uhrer. Seyss-Inquart sees his task as the offering of advice and help, born of experience. His past in Austria. Joy at Anschluss. [Reel 2] Post 1918 the small state of Austria only survived state crisis by reentering the Greater German Reich. Thus Seyss-Inquart learnt that to put one's fate in Hitler's care was to be sure of success and victory. Applause. German entry into Amsterdam - Dutch Nazis responded and aligned themselves with "Europe". Danger to New Europe from East compounded by threat from American capitalism. Europe now fighting for her very existence and for a new spiritual and political order. In New Europe each nation will have a place according to its cultural ability, its military strength and its economic investment in the community. Applause. Dutch contribution has been in manpower for the Eastern Front and for industry. Dutch who work in German factories are only there as a temporary war measure. Free trade and balance of power are principles of New Europe. Dutch task to become self-sufficient in food until Russian grain arrives. Military situation : German successes; naval situation: U-Boat successes. 1943 will be a hard year. (Tape goes blank briefly.) Hitler does not wish to treat Dutch as vanquished nation; he wants them to share opportunities of New Europe, if they share the tasks and duties. Duty of Dutch Nazis to recruit countrymen and to undertake political development of Holland. Mussert is now leader of the Dutch people. [Reel 3] Applause. Final structure of New Europe cannot be established until the boundaries have been fixed. When the time comes Mussert will be fully informed. Seyss-Inquart determined to involve and consult Dutch in administration of their country. Applause. Will of Fu_uhrer that Dutch Nazis should be leaders of political development of their country. Applause. Address in Dutch by Mussert - history of the movement and the war. Deutschlandlied.