Wearing paper clips was a symbol of rejecting Nazi ideals and racism during WWII.
Ingeborg Rapoport is the oldest person to ever receive a regular Doctorate degree. She submitted her thesis on diphteria in Nazi Germany 1937 but was refused oral examination because she was jewish. She successfully defended her thesis 2015 at the age of 102.
In 1936 part-time inventor Anton Loibl, a Nazi, and Hitler’s chauffeur, invented bicycle reflectors. The SS went into business with him. The Nazis then brought in traffic laws requiring all bicycles to have reflectors, creating a cash windfall for the SS.
The Nazi Sieg Heil was ridiculed by some people. Since “heil” is also the imperative of the German verb “heilen” (“to heal”), a common joke in Nazi Germany was to reply with “Is he sick?”, “Am I a doctor?”, or “You heal him!”
Hitler used the phrase, “Lügenpresse” to accuse the media outlets who were unsupportive of the Nazi party of false reporting.
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.