The film contained strong anti-war themes and was perceived by Nazi officials to have anti-Nazi messages.
Arbeit Macht Frei was an instance of the Big Lie, a promise of liberation to those who labored in the Nazi death camps.
Many of the Nazi death camps were located inside the territory that is now Poland, yes.
Flash forward to our own bloody 20th century and the Nazi bonfires of Jewish, anti-Nazi, and other “degenerate” books.
One of his brothers died of diphtheria during the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II.
Goerner is one of the important Nazi agents in the Mid-West.
He began to meet secretly with Nazi agents without telling Jung about it.
A second Nazi would-be ground strafer seemed to jump straight up in the air.
Only a picked handful of the most trusted Nazi agents were invited.
And when I think of that Nazi snapping that light in my face—Boy!
1930, noun and adjective, from German Nazi, abbreviation of German pronunciation of Nationalsozialist (based on earlier German sozi, popular abbreviation of "socialist"), from Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei "National Socialist German Workers' Party," led by Hitler from 1920.
The 24th edition of Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (2002) says the word Nazi was favored in southern Germany (supposedly from c.1924) among opponents of National Socialism because the nickname Nazi, Naczi (from the masc. proper name Ignatz, German form of Ignatius) was used colloquially to mean "a foolish person, clumsy or awkward person." Ignatz was a popular name in Catholic Austria, and according to one source in World War I Nazi was a generic name in the German Empire for the soldiers of Austria-Hungary.
An older use of Nazi for national-sozial is attested in German from 1903, but EWdS does not think it contributed to the word as applied to Hitler and his followers. The NSDAP for a time attempted to adopt the Nazi designation as what the Germans call a "despite-word," but they gave this up, and the NSDAP is said to have generally avoided the term. Before 1930, party members had been called in English National Socialists, which dates from 1923. The use of Nazi Germany, Nazi regime, etc., was popularized by German exiles abroad. From them, it spread into other languages, and eventually was brought back to Germany, after the war. In the USSR, the terms national socialist and Nazi were said to have been forbidden after 1932, presumably to avoid any taint to the good word socialist. Soviet literature refers to fascists.