From Norman Davies, Europe
Willi Munzenberg, Stalin's master propagandist, understood the motives of the Nazi storm troops:
Hitler: “National socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd ties with a democratic order”
It was the Nazis who first instituted May Day as a national festival for (German) workers.
Most Nazi leaders were unbelievers; Hitler himself was a lapsed Catholic.
"'Brown on the outside', he would say of the unemployed urban tough guys of the [Nazi] SA, 'red on the inside.'"