The Nazis have appeared in many publications over the past 70 years. Below is an abridged overview of their history in the Earth-616 universe. For an unabridged version please see the Unabridged Nazi History. Further a full account of members of the Nazi Party in the Marvel Universe can be found here. A full listing of Nazi war machines unique to Earth-616 can be found here here.
World War II
The Nazis were a group of fanatical Germans who attempted to take over the world during World War II. They took control of the German government during the 1930's and were led by a man named Adolf Hitler. They believed that they were the superior race on earth, so they started to eliminate "inferior races", like the Jews, creating concentration camps designed to torture and extinguish them. The most famous but terrible of all was Auschwitz, were Magneto passed his childhood. They also sent many spies to stole the american secrets or destroy them, who were stopped by Captain America.
The Nazis possessed advanced technology, results of the experiments of three core Nazi scientists. The possibly greatest of these was named Arnim Zola, who specialized in conscience transference and the creation of artificial life. Another Nazi, perhaps as great as Zola, yet far more subversive, was Baron Zemo. He specialized in laser technology and created an adhesive called Adhesive X. The most terrible, yet least devoted to the Nazi's cause, was a mutated geneticist named Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mister Sinister. Sinister only associated with Nazis so he could study the genetic potential of the so called "master race". He also wanted to collect DNA samples from prisoners in the concentration camps.
The Nazis were eventually defeated by Britain and the United States in 1945. Zola transfered Hitler's consciousness into a clone he dubbed, Hate-Monger. Both Hitler and Zola headed for parts unknown. Baron Zemo fled to South America and Mister Sinister vanished. Hitler's right-hand man, Red Skull, formed his own organization. bent on world domination. Another Nazi operative, Baron von Strucker, formed HYDRA, an international terrorist organization.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: V2-missiles, Adhesive X, Panzer tanks, Tiger Tanks, MP40 submachine-gun, MG42 machine-gun
The nazis were almost the first Marvel villians, because most of the Golden Age comics presents Hitler or other nazis as the principal villians for Captain America, Human Torch, Namor, The Angel, and many other heroes.
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