Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 35



19th October 1941

Above all, large families.
The essential thing for the future is to have lots of children. Everybody should be persuaded that a family’s life is assured only when it has upwards of four children—I should even say, four sons. That’s a principle that should never be forgotten.

NSDAPWhen I learn that a family has lost two sons at the front, I intervene immediately.

If we had practised the system of two-children families in the old days, Germany would have been deprived of her greatest geniuses. How does it come about that the exceptional being in a family is often the fifth, seventh, tenth or twelfth in the row?