In the 1950s, more than 77% of all German government officials and judges were (former) nazis, which is an even higher percentage than during the actual Third Reich itself.
Hitler’s deputy Rudolph Hess spent the last 20 years of his life as the sole prisoner in a jail designed to hold 600 inmates. After Hess finally died in 1987 at a very old age, the British Military authorities had the prison torn down so it would not become any type of shrine to Fascism. On the same site a shopping centre was built.
The two sons of Archduke Franz Ferdinand were sent to Dachau and made to clean toilets for objecting to Hitler’s annexation of Austria.
Günther Quandt who is the founder of BMW, was a member of the Nazi party and supplied the Nazi regime with ammunitions. Hitler gave him the title of Wehrwirtschaftsführer or “Leader in the War Economy.”
When Luxembourg was liberated from Nazism in 1944, the returning government was so impressed with some regulations and laws concerning tax and employment the Nazis had made, that it decided to simply keep them.
After Nietzsche’s death, his sister edited his work to remove anything that didn’t align with the Nazi Doctrine. Writings that were Anti-Nazi, were edited to be Pro-Nazi, and used by Hitler’s party. The Nazis didn’t know she did this, and believed that Nietzsche was genuinely pro-Nazi.
Jaguar was originally called SS Cars and renamed itself in 1945 to avoid confusion with the Nazi organization.
The alternative history novel “The Man in the High Castle” features a “novel within a novel”. While the actual book is about Nazis winning WWII, the in-book novel is about an alternate universe in which the Nazis lose the war.
The German government will lose copyright of Hitler’s infamous book “Mein Kampf” in 2016, which means they can no longer uphold their 70-year-old ban on it. Germany is already threatening to ban any educational re-release of the book out of fear it will “advance” the Nazi ideology again.