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Heil! *raspberry* Heil! Fuehrer's face! Those Wacky Nazis covers a variety of Nazi stereotypes. Before we get on with the list, we also suggest you take a look at Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, World War II, Ghostapo, The Holocaust, and Stupid Jetpack Hitler. And, by way of contrast, All Germans Are Nazis. Character types The culturedone who stands around in vest, braces and lederhosen listening to classical music (usually Richard Wagner) on a gramophone, who says "You see, Herr Captain, ve are not all animals.". The loud one who is usually on the phone shouting "Get me ze Führer!". The pervy, leather- coated Gestapo officer who is super- creepy and maybe even Camp Gay; possibly inspired by Ernst Röhm and many of the high- ranking members of the SA, Hitler's original personal guard.
By the time of their destruction on Hitler's orders, the SA was populated by numerous homosexuals or suspected homosexuals. Also possibly inspired by Rudolph Hess, known in some circles as "Fräulein Anna" and Hermann Göring, whose appearance was evidently rather campy. The tight- assed Obstructive Bureaucrat who goes through the trouble of donning his entire uniform - including jodhpurs and Wellington boots - before talking to someone (even if said someone is on the phone and unable to see what he is wearing). Ends every conversation with a "Heil Hitler!" and a loud click of his heels. The round- spectacled, black- gloved, sadistictorture master who emits a shrill giddy laugh after every sentence. May or may not overlap with "Gay Nazi" above.
A female officer in the mold of The Baroness. In more salacious productions she'll be a sadistic dominatrix who tortures prisoners and forces them to perform sex acts for her own (and presumably, the audience's) amusement. The older German who wishes Germany was still Imperial Germany. He is constantly saying "This is not the Germany I fought for in the Great War," and has an old war medal. A bumbling Luftwaffe sergeant in direct charge of the American prisoners of war.
May or may not be more devious than he appears. May have visited one city in the US, and claims to have loved it ("I vas in New York, you know. I love the US! Vhen ze var is over, ve vill all be friends.") The cultured one above may do the same with fond memories of London, and hopes to pick up friendships in Britain once this dreadful business is over. The officer with a conscience, usually based on Erwin Rommel, so probably a bit of a Magnificent Bastard.
Tries to convince himself of My Country, Right or Wrong, and serves as a Worthy Opponent to the Allied heroes. May have a full- on Heel- Face Turn, or else get a tragic death at the hands of his own superiors for his conscience. The Nazi who joined the party/SS/army to get the chance to kill people for fun.
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The slightest provocation (or none at all) means certain death for prisoners and civilians. Possibly modeled after real life sadist and Nazi SS Josef Blösche aka "Frankenstein", who killed over 2,0. The "Oskar Schindler" type - the guy who really has a heart of gold and works to save the persecuted or works with La Résistance, a la 'Allo 'Allo! May overlap with the Erwin Rommel type above. The "I'm just a soldier doing my job" Nazi, either regular military officer or SS, who feels My Country, Right or Wrong. The teenaged grunt who often finds himself in way over his head. Probably gets killed by the Allied soldiers, who lament the death of one so young.
The mindless drone who simply does what he is told out of ignorance and lack of ambition. This stereotype isn't completely unfounded because German soldiers in WWII were trained to be extremely obedient, sometimes to a fault because they would at times not act unless given orders. That said, it's not much comfort given that Wehrmacht war crimes (with the partial exception of the hundreds of thousands of instances of sexual assault) were the result of explicit orders from officers. The mindless drone who does anything he is told, with a certain lack of ignorance but not ambition. The Nazi Nobleman with a fancy aristocratic title and ancestral castle; who may overlap with any of these.
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The mad doctor obsessed with purifying the race, discovering immortality, etc., through horrifying surgical/robotic/occult means. May also overlap with "Frankenstein", above. Basically Mengele with a bit of Karl Otto Koch, mixed with the alien vampire robozombie stereotype. The crooked officer or bureaucrat who makes himself rich at the expense of the regime. Expect him to be killed by the people he wronged, or executed for ripping off the Reich.
The aging (but evil) senior officer with cadaverous features, usually an SS member to link his skull- like visage with the death's head motif. Will normally be combined with one of the roles above, or feature in a minor role as a visitor from Berlin here to remind the Big Bad that "Zer Führer is not patient, he expects results". Partially based on SS- Oberführer Dr. Oskar Dirlewanger, whose physical features◊ matched 1. The abysmal performance of his unit was the only thing which limited his ability to do even more evil.
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There were many branches of the Nazi military, each associated with the above subtropes to a varying degree. Most of the more evil, sinister Nazi archetypes tend to belong to the SS, the paramilitary wing of the Nazi party (and the ones who ran the Holocaust). SS members are immediately recognizable by their ominous all- black uniforms (which were only dress uniforms; in the field, they wore standard fatigues, albeit with special insignia). More mundane Nazis may belong to the Wehrmacht, which was comprised of the Heer (Army), Luftwaffe (Air Force) and Kriegsmarine (Navy), where they are less likely to be members of the Nazi party at all and more likely to be conscripts. This isn't Truth in Television, despite what unsubstantiated (and deeply biased) post- war memoirs might lead one to believe by deliberately or accidentally misrepresenting the Wehrmacht's deep commitment to Nazism and depressing litany of War Crimes - which include the policy that no German soldier would be tried for War crimes committed against Soviet citizens because they were going to exterminate them all anyway (Hitler approved, but it was the Wehrmacht's idea). By 1. 93. 9 the Wehrmacht was basically like any other branch of the government - highly politicised, and constantly competing for Hitler's attention and patronage.
A big part of this change was because the people who made up the army itself had changed. The old core of Weimar- Republic officers accounted for less than a tenth of the newly- expanded army by 1.
But even the Weimar- era officers weren't exactly not- racist either, for Imperial Germany had been involved in such pleasantries as the genocide of the Herero people in German West Africa. Anyhow, the Wehrmacht's increasing politicisation came at the expense of its military professionalism, and by 1. They never even attempted to redress this. If Nazis are out hunting for La Résistance or Jews, you might encounter The Gestapo, the German Secret Police, though they tend to be less of a threat than their rivals in the SS.
Last but not least are members of the German spy service, the Abwehr, who are the most likely to secretly be working with the Allies. Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, the head of the Abwehr, loathed the Nazis and put much of the Abwehr's energy into feeding them false information, smuggling Jews out from under their noses, and unsuccessfully trying to kill Adolf Hitler. Then there are neo- Nazis. Generally today they tend to be somewhat stereotypical skinhead punks, covered with tattoos, listening to rage rock, with no real agenda besides anger and violence, and generally representing a particularly nasty strain of disaffected youth, often led on by calculating hatemongers with more cynical motives. These are common in cop shows, and are given a particularly chilling representation in the film American History X. Other films, like The 5.
State portrays them as asinine thugs, dumber than a box of rocks. It's also important to note that not all skinheads are Neo- Nazis, and making such an association around a traditional or anti- racist skin tends to invite a reaction.
On the other hand, during the earlier days of the Cold War, spy shows, such as Mission: Impossible or The Man from U. N. C. L. E., the protagonists would occasionally take a break from battling the commies in order to put a stop to someone's attempt to reinstate the "The Fourth Reich." These Nazi wannabes would invariably be vaguely Germanic, paranoid, arrogant, obsessed with "discipline," and usually very morally rigid (such as announcing that in the New Order, women would be limited to making babies, their "proper function").
In short, such characters were little more than broadly drawn cartoons, although they do have some factual basis (e. Nazi commando Otto Skorzeny's post- War activities). Given that the entertainment industry is predominantly Jewish, and World War II was still a recent memory for most people, it's not surprising that any Nazi character would be denied even the tiniest human characteristic. As well, some German or Jewish actors who played Nazis, notably John Banner (Sgt. Schultz) and Werner Klemperer (Col. Klink) on Hogan's Heroes insisted that their character never succeed (in fact neither character was a party member, and Schultz sided with the prisoners on several occasions).
Another with some (increasingly small) currency today is the fugitive Nazi war criminal, who may well be hiding out in Latin Land (especially Argentina, it seems) or even the continental United States. Perhaps he's working as a dentist..