10 Insane Nazisploitation Films Featuring Sex And The Swastika

The Nazisploitation film cycle was to last for a very brief period in the 1970s. It mainly consists of Italian…

Clare Simpson

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The Nazisploitation film cycle was to last for a very brief period in the 1970s. It mainly consists of Italian films which all copied each other and pilfered ideas from better Nazi-themed movies like The Night Porter.

These films dealt with the concentration camps as a hotbed of sexual shenanigans and kinkiness. The vast majority of people who watch the Nasty Nazi films find them either execrable or hilarious – depending on what movie they are watching. Yes it is wrong to laugh at war crimes but some of these films are just so dumb, it is impossible to be offended by them.

On the other hand, there are films on the list which are revolting in their sleaze factor and willingness to exploit the Holocaust for their own perverted agendas. However, these films exist and we have to put up with them. Hence, I decided to give Nasty Nazi films a list of their own.

If you are likely to be offended, I would recommend you stop reading the article now, as it deals with some pretty obnoxious material…

 

10. Elsa Fraulein SS (1977)

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The Italians are not the only country to give us Nazisploitation! The French got in the act with this 1977 effort. Much more tame and palatable than its Italian cousins, Elsa Fraulein SS most resembles Tinto Brass’s Salon Kitty.

In the dying days of the Third Reich, Hitler appropriates Elsa to send a train full of young sexy prostitutes to the battle lines in order to improve soldier morale. The train is also used to gather intelligence on possible dissenters and plotters. Plenty of men are killed for their pillow talk with the prostitutes. But sexy, evil Elsa – a perverted Nazi fanatic – finds her position undermined as her lover starts an affair with another woman on the train.

As I said above, the movie is pretty tame. It is one of the Nasty Nazi films that promotes sexy young female playthings rather than women forced into camps and tortured for their politics or race. It is not a very good film – it aspires to be Salon Kitty but doesn’t have the moolah to achieve the glossiness of that film. There is also little nudity and the violence is lame which is bad for Nazisploitation fans who like a harder flavour of film. All in all, despite the attractiveness of the female leads, this is a minor entry into the Nazisploitation genre.