Nazisploitation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nazi +‎ -sploitation

Poster for the Nazisploitation film Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS.

Noun[edit]

Nazisploitation (uncountable)

  1. (film) A subgenre of exploitation film that involves villainous Nazis committing criminal acts of a sexual nature, typically against people held in their concentration camps and prisons during World War II.
    • 2008, Nathan Lee, "Nazisploitation Making a Comeback", The New York Times, 14 August 2008:
      You should see “Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS,” the notorious sleazefest now considered a touchstone of the Nazisploitation craze of the 1970s.
    • 2010, Claire M. Hall, "Where Does Evil Sit in the Classroom?: Problematizing Teaching about Hitler, Nasty Nazis, and the Holocaust", in Monsters in the Mirror: Representations of Nazism in Post-war Popular Culture (eds. Sara Buttsworth & Maartje M. Abbenhuis), Praeger (2010), →ISBN, page 227:
      As a result, Nazisploitation has ensured that Nazi evil has had an impressive staying power.
    • 2012, Benedikt Eppenberger, "Eine Armee Gretchen: Nazisploitation Made in Switzerland", in Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture (eds. Daniel H. Magilow, Elizabeth Bridges, & Kristin T. Vander Lugt), A&C Black (2012), →ISBN, page 155:
      In general, Nazisploitation movies encompass those that use the fascination of Nazi imagery, ideology, symbols and artifacts to increase its commercial appeal.

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