Nazi, a shortened version of the German word Nationalsozialist, was originally used as a word for union supporters of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (English: National Socialist German Worker's Party) in 20th century Germany on Earth. During World War II, the term became used in a more general sense to describe any German military force.
In the 1930s and 40s, the Nazi Party came to power with Adolf Hitler at the helm, creating the Third Reich. The party expanded their ideals by conquering other nations and imposing their values, beating or killing anyone who outspokenly disagreed with them and not tolerating people outside their established norms. The Holocaust remained a prime example of carrying out these values, with the enslavement and slaughter of millions of people from groups such as Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, dissenters and prisoners of war in concentration camps.
The Nazi Party stole symbols and rituals from various historical powers such as the Roman Empire, such as the "Heil" greeting, derived from a formal Roman greeting. The swastika was also taken from another historical era.
In 1945, the Nazi Party fell from power, surrendering to the Allied forces.
Canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- TOS: "Patterns of Force"
- VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II"
- ENT: "Zero Hour", "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II"
Fan Continuities[edit | edit source]
On October 31, 2161, Charles Tucker III was hit by a spatial and temporal interphase caused by the Traveler manipulating Wesley Crusher's 2367 warp bubble experiment. This same manipulation caused American soldier Chuck McBride to be sent to the warp bubble while Tucker was sent, in place of McBride, to Upper Bavaria, in Germany, on April 29, 1945. Tucker then became a part of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, and he met inmates Milena Chelenska and her younger sister, Noemy, and their neighbor, Mrs. Klinghofer (In Between Days: Day of the Dead).
In 2270 a General Noric lead an attempt to over throw the Ekosian government with a secret super weapon that was capable of wiping out whole cities. The plot did see the destruction of one Zaon city and the death of chancellor Eneg but Noric and most of his men involved in the attack were killed in the counter strike by Zaon and Ekosian government forces. (Star Trek: Eagle- Patterns of Destruction (Eagle episode) )