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"Nazis. I hate these guys."
―Indiana Jones[src]

The Nazis were members of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), also known as the Nazi party. Based in Germany, the political organization rose to power in the country during the early 1930s.

Led by Adolf Hitler, they believed in Aryan racial superiority, and rejected democracy, which prompted a desire to manifest itself through the control of other countries, and the purging of "inferior" races, which they believed had weakened Germany and whom they blamed the disastrous outcome of World War I. As the Nazi party grew in power, they set up a paramilitary group, the Schutzstaffel (SS) which was directly loyal to Hitler, unlike the regular German military.



Nazi führer Adolf Hitler

The Nazis ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945 as a fascist state, calling it the Third Reich. Under the leadership of Hitler, Germany rebuilt itself into a strong industrial and military power, and began to flex its muscle in the international community, trying to build a greater Germany by annexing neighboring lands with German populations. Nazi Germany started World War II by invading Poland, which caused the United Kingdom and France to declare war on Germany. During World War II, the SS carried out much of the "Final Solution", which resulted in the deaths of several million Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally or physically impaired, intellectuals, communists, dissidents and others seen as undesirable by the Third Reich.

Indiana Jones recognized the growing threat of the Nazis, both to archaeology and to the United States of America. He frequently found himself in conflict with Nazi agents and archaeologists, who saw him as a threat to their goals; they wanted to use historical and mystical artifacts to support their theories of racial superiority or to gain mystical powers to use on behalf of their goals of conquest. Nazi ideology, ambitions, and finances also lured many foreigners to work on their behalf, such as Rene Belloq, a Frenchman, and Walter Donovan, an American (though it is noteworthy that both held a very low opinion of their employers, seeing them as "necessary evils" rather than genuine partners). After defeating Hitler's plans in several archaeological races, Jones would again face them in World War II, this time as a member of the American Office of Strategic Services which sent him on several missions to Europe with his friend George McHale.

Failed resurgences[]

"Yesterday belongs to us, Dr. Jones."
―Jürgen Voller[src]

1947 saw Matthias Jäger attempt to revive the Nazi movement with the aid of the Philosopher's Stone until his efforts were thwarted by Indiana Jones.

In 1969, after several years living in America as "Professor Schmidt" of Alabama University, NASA scientist Jürgen Voller launched an operation assisted by a collective of ostensibly former Nazi forces and sympathetic neo-Nazis like Klaber to utilize the Antikythera to time travel back to 1939 and assassinate Adolf Hitler, whose vision Voller saw as having been compromised by mistakes and madness, to engineer a Third Reich victory more in line with the physicist's ideology. However, Voller's efforts to conquer history only led to a miscalculation of his own and left his corpse in 3rd century BC Syracuse.

Nazis in the world of Indiana Jones[]




Sieg Heil

Nazis gathering in Berlin in 1938.


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