Nazisploitation is a subgenre of exploitation film that involves twisted Nazis torturing prisoners at death camps or brothels during World War II. Nearly all of them are very sexual in nature and focus on women in death camps or Nazi brothels, which are packed full of gore, sadism and degradation. Salon Kitty, a real Berlin brothel that was used by the SD for espionage purposes before and during World War II, inspired countless nazisploitation films.
Here’s a look at a few of the most influential nazisploitation films:
Love Camp 7 (1969): This film follows two female British officers who volunteer to enter a Nazi camp undercover in order to gain information from, and possibly rescue, an inmate. The camp’s female inmates serve as prostitutes for German officers and are subjected to torture, degradation and rape. When the female agents learn that their target is being held in solitary confinement, one of them arranges to be punished so that she can make contact. This leads to her to be stripped and strung up by her wrists. What follows is a hell of a battle.
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS (1974): Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts “medical experiments” on the prisoners. Ilsa’s goal is to prove that woman can withstand more pain and agony than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines. She also has a ravenous sexual appetite – every night she would choose one of her male prisoners and rape him. However, due to her insatiable lust, she gets frustrated when her current victim eventually ejaculates, and promptly has him castrated.
Last Orgy of the Third Reich (1977): About Lise Cohen, a woman taken to a special camp for female Jews, a camp run as a brothel to entertain the German officers and troops going in to battle. The camp is run with an iron fist by Commandant Starker and his minion Alma. Starker becomes irritated when Lise shows no fear, and devises cruel ways to scare her, to no avail. Lise then begins to play Starker’s game, but even though her life improves, she doesn’t forget the horrors she has seen and experienced.