He joined a struggling group called the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, better known as the Nazi Party. Despite its name, this party had no ties to socialism. Hitler, who had been born in Austria, dreamed of uniting all German-speaking people in a great German empire. In his view, Germans blue-eyed, blond-haired “Aryans” formed a “master race” that was destined to rule the world. “Inferior races,” such as Jews, Slavs, and nonwhite. 1932, 6 million Germans were unemployed.