Hitler did not have Mussolinis revolutionary socialist background. . . . Nevertheless, he shared the socialist hatred and contempt for the bourgeoisie and capitalism and exploited for his purposes the powerful socialist traditions of Germany. The adjectives socialist and worker in the official name of Hitlers party (The Nationalist- Socialist German Workers Party) had not merely propagandistic value. . . . On one occasion, in the midst of World War II, Hitler even declared that basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same.