A Bit More on Socialism and "National Socialism"
Hitler increased the "Körperschaftssteuer", corporate tax from 20 % in 1932 to 40 % in 1935, he was cutting income taxes for most Germans, especially workers, but he dramatically raised the taxes for the richest 5 % of the population. Hitler was a big fan of "Taxing the Rich". He introduced all kinds of social programs, most of them like "Kindergeld" [literally "child-money", i.e. state subsidies granted to families "per child" - JR] are still part of the German social system. Hitler also made May 1st a national holiday in Germany, the same day that is celebrated by Socialists all over the world and later became the day for great parades in the communist GDR.
National socialism is not equal to communism, but it is definitely a socialist ideology, of course this is something the lefties will never accept.
While it is important to remember this materially "socialistic" aspect of the Nazi regime, it is equally important, as Ulrich emphasizes in his post, not to forget the ideologically "völkisch" or ethnic-national aspect. Perhaps no element of Nazi social policy more clearly articulated these two aspects than "Kindergeld": which was at once an expression of the regime's "socialistic" inclinations and part of a "natality policy" driven by "völkisch" concerns to preserve "the German people" in an ethnic sense. As Ulrich succinctly and accurately puts it: "The specificity of National Socialism consisted precisely in the conjugation of Race/Nation and socialism."