At a rally in the Schlageterhalle of Königsberg, Adolf Hitler speaks about the situation in Austria and how he came to the decision to push forward with the Anschluss, claiming that it was God's will.
According to Hitler:
"And then one day there came the hour when one had to make the decision before one's own conscience, before one's own Volk, and before an eternal God who created the peoples.
And I made this decision two weeks ago, and it could not have been any different! For when people become deaf to every precept of justice, the individual must take the law into his own hands!
For then he must recall that ancient commandment: "God helps him who helps himself!" And God has helped us!"