The Pan-German League seeks to invigorate the German-national attitude, especially to awaken and cultivate the awareness that all parts of the German people belong together racially and culturally. This task entails that the Pan-German League advocates:
1. the preservation of the German ethnicity [Volkstum] in Europe and overseas, and support for the same in threatened areas;
2. the resolution of questions regarding education, upbringing, and schooling in keeping with the German ethnicity;
3. the fight against all forces that impede our national development;
4. an active policy of pursuing German interests throughout the world, especially a continuation of the German colonial movement to the point where it produces practical results.
Source: Alfred Kruck, Die Geschichte des Alldeutschen Verbandes 1890-1939 [The History of the Pan-German League 1890-1939]. Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1954, p. 10 f.
Original German text reprinted in Rüdiger vom Bruch and Björn Hofmeister, eds. Kaiserreich und Erster Weltkrieg 1871-1918 [Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War 1871-1918]. Deutsche Geschichte in Quellen und Darstellung, edited by Rainer A. Müller, vol. 8. Stuttgart: P. Reclam, 2000, p. 131.
Translation: Thomas Dunlap