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"You're my boy, Max. You know that? Such a good boy. You'll be all alone now. But don't fret. All of us are alone. Always. Though it may not look like it. You're going to have to stop crying and start fighting. I wish you could see... the strength within you."
―Klaus to Max before his death.[src]

Klaus Kreutz was a former Nazi and a member of the Kreisau Circle in Wolfenstein: The New Order.


Klaus Kreutz, a former Nazi Wehrmacht Soldier and now a member of the resistance, has a long, dark history with the Nazi regime. While he was a Nazi, he and his wife were trying desperately to have a child. Eventually, Klaus' wife was pregnant and gave birth to a son, but he was born with a club foot. Klaus knew what would happen if the child was found out to have a birth defect. Despite his efforts to cover it up, the Gestapo were informed and proceeded to take the child away, however Klaus' wife attempts to stop the Gestapo from taking their son away, only ending up getting shot in the head along with the child, thus leaving Klaus with a hatred of the Nazis.

The New Order[]

Klaus became the guardian and caretaker of Max Hass, a pacifist member of the resistance whom he regards as a son. He established a grudging relationship with B.J. after B.J. attacked him, mistaking Klaus for a Nazi given that he retained a tattoo of the eagle holding the swastika. When B.J. apologizes for the outburst later, owing to the tattoo, Klaus states that he plans to remove it once the Nazis are deposed.

He is fatally wounded by Nazi commandos under Frau Engel in a raid of the resistance base, while B.J. was returning from a mission in London. Although Max Hass took him to the helicopter, he died shortly after they reached safety.

The New Colossus[]

"Happy Birthday, Max!"
―Klaus Kreutz, Max's Birthday Card[src]

Mentioned by Max's Birthday Card and Memorial Masterpiece Art. Max Hass makes a monument of him in his room in the Eva's Hammer.

Personality & Traits[]

Klaus is known to be a very sadly dark character, obviously because of his past affiliation with the Nazis; however, he is also been known to be a somewhat nice person to certain people like his comrades and especially to Max Hass. When he found out he was going to be a father prior to him becoming a member of the Kreisau Circle, he considered his child, according to Caroline Becker as a "miracle".


  • He speaks with an Austrian, rather than "German" accent.
  • He keeps a 1946 version of the Luger in his shoulder holster, rather than the 1960 version. This could imply he left the Nazis relatively soon after the end of the war, or at least before the 'modern' technological innovations, or simply liked that weapon.
  • Klaus is the first former Nazi character to join forces with the Resistance, succeeded by Sigrun Engel. Both defected from the Nazis and joined the Resistance because of the party's cruelty and oppression of people around the world.
  • Klaus states his intent to remove his Nazi tattoo once they are ousted from power and the war is over. While Klaus never lived to see that happen, Max's mural in The New Colossus features a drawn Klaus without the tattoo, reflecting Klaus' wish.