What is the German shortform for Nazi?
It comes from the word "NAtionalsoZIalisten". That is how the party was called.
Nazi is short for National Socialist Party. If you belonged to Hitler's political party, you were a Nazi. Not all German soldiers and quite frankly most were not members of the party. But, they did have to swear an allegiance to Hitler. You can say they were Nazi soldiers but not all German soldiers were Officially members of the party.
first answer: The political movement was known as National Socialism, which in German was Nationalsozialismus --- this was shortened to two letters from each part pf the word Nationalsozialismus Nazi is an acronym derived from the German word Nationalsozialistische (National Socialist). second answer: In Germany they were the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP in German; in English it is the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party.
The German Workers' Party was the German political party of National Socialism. It became the Nazi party when Hitler became its leader. The party was actually called the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Nazi is a nickname. the party is also sometimes called the NSDAP because of the German spelling of the party's name: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Before Hitler joined the Nazi Party, it was know as "the German Workers Party", When Hitler becomes leader of the Germans Workers Party, he renamed it National Socialist German Workers' Party or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. It was sometimes was called NSDAP because of how it's spelt and pronounced in German but the official nickname of the party was "NAZI" hence why it's called Nazi Party.