In 1935 the Nazis held a competition in which baby pictures were sent in and the “most beautiful Aryan baby” was chosen by Joseph Goebbels. The baby they picked, and used in propaganda for years, was actually Jewish; the photo had been sent in to make the Nazi party look ridiculous.
There was a magician by the name Jasper Maskelyne who used “magic” to help against the nazis in WWII. He would hide tools and maps in everyday objects and fool the Nazis by using illusions.
Hermann Goering banned vivisection and announced an end to the “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments” and said that those who “still think they can continue to treat animals as inanimate property” will be sent to concentration camps.
In 1944 Nazi scientists developed an experimental drug named “D-IX” which could force an equipment laden soldier to march 88.5 km without rest. They had plans to supply these pills to all German troops but war ended before mass production.
In the aftermath of WW2, over 1500 scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were recruited by the United States instead of being prosecuted for war crimes. In fact, the German rocket program was a significant contributor to NASA’s entry into the space race.
The idea of having the Olympic torch run from ancient Olympia to the host country was invented by the Nazis for the 1936 Berlin Summer Games.
When JRR Tolkien was asked for proof of Aryan descent in Germany, 1938, he replied, “If impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.”
During the Nazi occupation of Ukraine, the football match between the Nazis and a group of Ukrainian players from the famous soccer club FC Dynamo Kyiv took place. The Ukrainians were clearly superior to the occupiers, because they beat them easily over several matches – the last result being at 8-0. Unfortunately, the Nazis didn’t like being humiliated, so the Gestapo got involved. The Gestapo just did what they did best: they arrested and tortured most of the Ukrainian players. At least one of them died at their hands. Those who survived were shipped off to a work camp – and most were ultimately executed.
The Nazis developed experimental drug cocktail in which the Nazi doctors found that equipment-laden test subjects who had taken the drug could march 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) without resting.