NO, here you miss a point, the adective "Nazi" is perceived as highly negative and when referred to "methods" used by them this negative meaning is largely accurate.
There were and are a lot of things told (taught) NOT percieved to be evil at one time or another. Witches, scientists, muslims, sex, ...
And i really hate to defend this point on the example of the nazis, but just because one gets indoctrinated to see something as good or as bad, doesn't mean the nature of that thing has really to be that way.
I've had some first hand experience with that.
Depending on which side of the wall one was living, here in Germany, one was taught opposite things about, who was evil. So both sites couldn't be right. And in fact they weren't. They were both mostly wrong!
And the little bit of truth that was left, is called human nature.
Any german school child will tell you that the Swastika is a sign of evil and in fact, it's outlawed in Germany.
Ask some indian school children. They will tell you something quite different.
Good and evil, right and wrong lie completely in the eye of the beholder and are not part of the properties of the observed itself.
On a lighter note.
If someone calls you a a**hole, it is meant in a negative manner and usually also precieved that way. But when you ignore your indoctrination for a seond, what he really says is, that you're indispensable!
JFYI, not all of these brilliant physics and engineers were actually German, and not all of them worked on projects by their own will, however.
Yes, i know. Didn't meant german engineers in that way, but as contrast to (german[implied]) Nazis.
Which is wrong anyway, since the italians actually came up with the idea first.
Can you forgive us for stealing your thunder?