Bring me your finest examples of Nazis getting punched.
February 7, 2017 6:23 AM   Subscribe

I wish to compile a list of visuals of Nazis being punched. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in locating movies, tv shows, music videos, etc. where this is a thing that happens.

I have a media project brewing where these clips will be useful. A rough timestamp estimate for longer media would be greatly appreciated if possible.

I have a moderately expansive view of the term "Nazi"; examples of "Nazi by any other name" are fine as long as a fairly media-savvy person would make the connection. I would like to be reasonably specific about punching, or at least close-quarters hand-to-hand combat.

Please assume that I have reviewed the relative merits of punching Nazis versus not punching Nazis.
posted by athenasbanquet to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have no timestamps to offer but my starting point would be Indiana Jones. Followed by Inglorious Basterds. Followed by Saving Private Ryan.
posted by milqman at 6:30 AM on February 7, 2017 [2 favorites]

In the Doctor Who episode "Let's Kill Hitler" Rory punches Hitler!
posted by Hanuman1960 at 6:39 AM on February 7, 2017 [7 favorites]

Top Secret, with a bonus that I won't spoil.
posted by bondcliff at 6:46 AM on February 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

This image from the "Punching Nazis" Tumblr is correct in that the guy on the ground is Fascist leader Oswald Mosley, who was punched and knocked down (yaaaay) at a Fascist rally. But the reddit group that originally posted the photo gave it the wrong date/context--it's not 1933, it's 1962, at a Fascist rally in London that was disrupted by huge protest:

"Crowd Wrecks Mosley Rally" (newsreel)

1962: Violence flares at Mosley rally
posted by theatro at 6:46 AM on February 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

There was a "Fash Bash Bash" in NYC recently of clips of punching/resisting fascists. I didn't go, so I cannot tell you what they showed. Maybe you can contact the organizers. It's described in this article.

That article led me to this one, which may be helpful.
posted by zorseshoes at 6:53 AM on February 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Can you use stills? My favorite of all time is always A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag. This woman is the daughter of a woman who was in a concentration camp. Make sure you use the complete image with a high resolution, because the expressions on the nazis' faces in the background are also very satisfying - they're just flabbergasted that just some lady would dare to hit him. I also think that the contrast between the ordinary woman with her bag and someone who thinks he's this big, bold example of Aryan manhood (and really looks like a preening fool) is powerful.
posted by Frowner at 7:13 AM on February 7, 2017 [6 favorites]

Specifially Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a whole game of punching Nazis.
posted by LoonyLovegood at 8:25 AM on February 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Does this count? Hermione punches Malfoy.
posted by Namlit at 8:34 AM on February 7, 2017 [8 favorites]

Trina Robbins!!
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 8:59 AM on February 7, 2017

The iconic cover of Captain America #1.
posted by the sobsister at 9:42 AM on February 7, 2017

Danger 5? How about punching a giant robot driven by Hitler?
posted by enfa at 9:49 AM on February 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks for all the responses so far! Video clips are more immediately useful than stills, but I'm considering whether/how to work photos/drawings in.
posted by athenasbanquet at 10:18 AM on February 7, 2017

Here's the reel from the Fash Bash event mentioned by zorseshoes.
posted by dysh at 10:31 AM on February 7, 2017

Almost all of Kung Fury.
posted by JohnFromGR at 12:28 PM on February 7, 2017

How to deal with Nazis, from SLC Punk.
posted by ZeroDivides at 3:32 PM on February 7, 2017

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