Nazis weren’t socialists. Just Stop.
Look, I get why you think that. “National Socialism! It’s right in the name!” It’s easy to think that, but I’m here to tell you exactly why you’re wrong.
And it’s a matter of stipulative definitions. If you don’t know what they are:
If you want a clear example of how they’re used, one such example is the social justice definition of racism, dissected in the link.
They’re definitions that only apply to one very specific context, and Hitler’s usage of the term Socialism was clearly shown to be a stipulative one in a speech on November 16th, 1928.
“We have to strip the terms ‘Nationalism’ and ‘Socialism’ of their previous meaning. Only that man is a nationalist who stands by his people, and only that man is a socialist who stands up for the rights of his people both internally and externally.”
Standing up for the rights of Aryan Germans was, in Nazi Germany, the definition of a socialist in the phrase “National Socialist”. This was in connection to what he pushed as the “National Community” which was the Aryan version of American Exceptionalism (”we’re better than everyone, we have a right to expand and take what we need, etc.”). It wasn’t “Nationalism + Socialist”, a mixing of two ideologies. It was an entirely new ideology.
He would go on to explicitly say that National Socialism “did not lie in socialism as a universal panacea nor was it a nationalist variant of that idea.”
“But what about the economics of Germany?”
He explained the over-arching philosophy of Nazi Germany’s economy as well in a meeting in 1930 with Strauss in Munich. He was asked in reference to major German corporations like Krupp, ver-batim
“Would everything remain unchanged in terms of ownership, profits and management?”
“But of course. Do you think I’m mad enough to destroy the economy?”
He would only step in and seize control of corporations when they worked against what he determined to be “the national interest”.
Which is why, when you rub two brain cells together, Schindler had enough money to save all those Jewish people. He had political clout and wealth not from being a Party Member (like in soviet russia) but from being a rich businessman who didn’t work against the “national interest”.
Another thing to keep in mind was that Hitler didn’t call socialists “Socialists”. He labeled them and their movement as “simply marxist(m)”.
He even used socialists and communists as scapegoats and persecuted them. The Reichstag fire was famously blamed on communists. He had Goebbels actively prevent socialists from running articles and speeches promoting their ideas. Socialists were regularly arrested and sent to labor camps. The Night of Long Knives explicitly targeted Socialists and Communists for execution.