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Adolf Hitler:
The Fuehrer Oath

(August 2, 1934)


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In taking the Fuehrer Oath, the German Army swears allegiance not to the Republic, not to the flag, not to the constitution, and not even to the office of the head of state, but to Adolf Hitler personally who has now attained absolute power over the German people.

The table below displays the oath of allegiance prior to Hindenburg's death and how it read after its key words were altered on August 2, 1934.

Oath of Allegiance
(before August 2, 1934)
The Fuehrer Oath
(effective August 2, 1934)
"I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:
I will at all times loyally and honestly
serve my people and country
and, as a brave soldier,
I will be ready at any time
to stake my life for this oath."
"I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:
I will render unconditional obedience
to the Fuehrer of the German Reich and people, Adolf Hitler,
Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht,
and, as a brave soldier,
I will be ready at any time
to stake my life for this oath."

Sources: Joric Center

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