In 1919, Adolf Hitler joined a small right-wing group called the German Workers' Party. He took over as its leader, and changed its name to the National Socialists (Nazis). Nazism is called a far-right party today, because the NSDAP clashed with other socialist parties, most notably the communists. As such the Nazi’s ended up being branded "right" because the communists were already branded "left". That the Nazi ideology is extremely close to the communist ideology only goes to show how useless "left-right" is as a labelling. It tells you nothing and those who are using it to describe right wing groups show their ignorance of accurate history.
The Nazi ideology:
Lebensraum - the need for 'living space' for the German nation to expand.
A strong Germany - the Treaty of Versailles should be abolished and all German-speaking people united in one country.
Führer - the idea that there should be a single leader with complete power rather than a democracy.
Social Darwinism - the idea that the Aryan race was superior and Jews were 'subhuman'.
Autarky - the idea that Germany should be economically self-sufficient.
Germany was in danger - from Communists and Jews, who had to be destroyed.
The appeal of the Nazis
In the 1920s, the Nazis tried to be all things to all people. The 25-Point Program had policies that were:
Socialist - eg farmers should be given their land; pensions should improve; and public industries such as electricity and water should be owned by the state.
Nationalist - all German-speaking people should be united in one country; the Treaty of Versailles should be abolished; and there should be special laws for foreigners.
Racist - Jews should not be German citizens and immigration should be stopped.
Fascist - a strong central government and control of the newspapers.
As you go through this list, you will notice many of these same beliefs are held by the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats). Both the Nazi’s and the Democrats believe in big government that controls the thoughts and actions of the citizens. Both believe in total conformity to one ideology and will stop anybody from proclaiming a different ideology. Both the Nazi’s and the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) believe in censorship and control of the press. Both the Nazi’s and the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats) are anti-semitic. They both believe in complete government control of the economy and central planning.
The Nazi party was a party of socialists and believed in collectivism. The Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats) is a party of socialists and believes in collectivism. Yet, the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats) insists on calling everybody else a Nazi.