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I can't find any original source for this quote. It doesn't sound like the kind of thing Hitler would say, because the German word for society (Gesselschaft) is not a word they used much in this sense. The Nazis preferred the word Volksgemeinschaft, meaning racial community, and they were fond of slogans like "Du bist nichts, dein Volk ist alles!"

However, these are racial terms. "Volk" refers to a racial group, not society in general. The Nazis recognized no social responsibility, other than to members of the "Aryan" race. In contrast, Americans are used to referring to themselves as a "people," from the Latin word "populis," a racially neutral term.

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