Nazi occultisme in Wolfenstein

Overzicht van de serie:

  • Castle Wolfenstein (1981)
  • Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (1984)
  • Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
  • Spear of Destiny (1992)
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)
  • Wolfenstein. Enemy Territory (2003)
  • Wolfenstein RPG (2008)
  • Wolfenstein (2009)
  • Wolfenstein. The New Order (2014)
  • Wolfenstein. The Old Blood (2014)

1. Schloss Wevelsburg

Uit: Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 2001

Het eigenlijke kasteel Wevelsburg in Noordrijn-Westfalen, Duitsland

2. De Speer van Longinus

Uit: The Spear of Destiny, 1992

Trevor Ravenscroft, The Spear of Destiny, 1973

3. Marianne/Helena Blavatsky

Marianne Blavatsky in: Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 2001

Helena Blavatsky, 1831 – 1891, and the ‘root races’

4. Karl Willigut

Karl Villigut in: Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 2001

Karl Maria Wiligut (alias Weisthor), 1866 – 1946, samen met Heinrich Himmler

5. Heinrich ‘de vogelaar’ Himmler

Heinrich I, nicknamed ‘the Fowler’, 876 – 936 en Heinrich Himmler in: Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 2001

Heinrich I in een meer traditionele pose.

6. General ‘Totenkopf’ Deathshead

General Deathshead in: Wolfenstein. The New Order, 2014

De SS Totenkopfring naar ontwerp van Willigut.

7. The Black Sun

De Black Sun in: Wolfenstein, 2009

De Schwarze Sonne (ook wel Sonnenrad) genoemd, vgl. Swastika

De Schwarze Sonne op de vloer in Schloss Wevelsburg

8. The Veil

De Veil in: Wolfenstein, 2009

Madame Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, 1877

9. Da’at Yichud

Geheime documenten van Da’at Yichud uit: Wolfenstein. The New Order, 2014

Gesprek met Set Roth bij verzet uit: Wolfenstein. The New Order, 2014

Da’at Yichud is an ancient mystical society. For millennia we’ve operated with utmost secrecy, up until right now. (…) We do not pray. We invent things. The technology developed by Da’at Yichud is centuries ahead of anything you’ve ever seen or imagined and highly dangerous in the wrong hands. The Nazis found our safe-keep. They stole our secrets. They used them to win the war. Everything they have accomplished. Everything was built upon our knowledge, but it wasn’t our only safe-keep. We have hundreds of them hidden in the secret places of the world. Some small and tentative like the one the Nazis found. Others [are] great halls of knowledge stacked high. Magnificent inventions. Things that to you will seem like magic. I can open the gates of such a place. (…) We don’t believe in things supernatural. We believe in God. The Da’ad Yichud is a philosophy. It is a way of understanding God through knowledge. It is based on pure reason, pure rational thought. Not supernatural bubkis. (…) There was never any purpose or intent of use beyond the act of creation. We create to commune with God.

10. Theodicee

Gesprek met Set in concentratiekamp uit: Wolfenstein. The New Order, 2014

Blazkowicz: Yet, you are a believer.
Roth: I often wonder what kind of a God would sanction suffering such as this. And I question myself whether my faith is misplaced.
Blazkowicz: May be he is testing us.
Roth: If he is testing us, we are failing gloriously.

Gebed van een soldaat uit: Wolfenstein. The New Order, 2014

Sweet heavenly father, help me. Help me, God! Why are you doing this to me? Why? You hate me. God. Oh, why do you hate me? Every day I read my bible. I haven’t even French kissed my fucking fiancé. I am saving it for my wedding night. God dam you, what’s the point, Jesus? Please, Jesus. Jesus, save me! Save me, you fucking asshole. I have been through hell already, can’t you see that? I have been shot, stabbed, and I was almost rapped in the head, for fuck’s sake. Broke my fingers, broke my hand, broke both my feet. Shot in the arm, lost my fucking eye, for Gods sake! Don’t I deserve one night with my girlfriend.

11. Anya Oliwa en Emma Lazarus

The mighty woman with the torch uit: Wolfenstein. The New Order, 2014

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), The New Colossus, 1883

12. Esther, Purim & Streicher

Het is Purim vandaag uit: Wolfenstein. The Old Blood, 2014

Julius Streicher, opgehangen op 16 oktober 1946 (5707 Joodse kalender)

Heil Hitler! Dies ist mein Purimfest 1946. Ich gehe zu Gott. Die Bolschewisten werden eines Tages Euch auch hängen.