Tortuous? Nazi stands for National Socialist. It's not some strange accident that it's right there in the name. I mean, I'm sure we'll hear that it wasn't "true" socialism, but I'm not sure how we're supposed to recognize true Socialism as opposed to what people calling themselves that have actually done. Don't get me wrong, some of the Nordic states have managed a more peaceful version of it, funded by the oil wealth of their country, prudently invested for the good of the nation, but it's kind of hard to ignore that some of the worst mass-murderers in history flew the flags of Socialism or Communism, or that the Communists considered Socialism a means to move society towards their ideals.
See, the Nazis loved to talk about taking down the rich, like the rich Jewish bankers they demonized and blamed for all of the German workers' problems. And they pretty much did so to everyone they hated, robbing them of everything and then disposing of them.
Of course you might say that what they believed is all nonsense--and it is--but this is what they were doing and why they believed they were doing it. They believed that they were taking society back from a rich, corrupt elite. Sure, anyone can find anything they want to compare any group they dislike to Nazis, but it's hard to ignore that the flag they flew under.
And don't get me wrong, there are, as I've noted, more peaceful varieties thereof. But we can't just ignore facts when they become inconvenient, now, can we?
Or perhaps you haven't gotten that far in history class yet?