Hitler on Racial Respect
promise you I am quite free from all racial hatred. It is, in any case,
undesirable that one race should mix with other races. Except for a few
gratuitous successes, which I am prepared to admit, systematic cross-breeding
has never produced good results. Its desire to remain racially pure is
a proof of the vitality and good health of a race. Pride in one's own race
-- and that does not imply contempt for other races -- is also a normal
and healthy sentiment. I have never regarded the Chinese or Japanese as
being inferior to ourselves. They belong to ancient civilizations, and
I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own. They have
the right to be proud of their past, just as we have the right to be proud
of the civilization to which we belong. Indeed, I believe the more steadfast
the Chinese and the Japanese remain in their pride of race, the easier
I shall find it to get on with them.
Hitler-Bormann Documents (Feb. 13, 1945).