Die Wahrheit (German: The Truth) is a faction in Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies that is part of the Schutzstaffel. Led by SS-Oberführer Wolfram Von List, it was responsible for plundering various artifacts across the world. It is an antagonistic faction in Vanguard Zombies, and was first mentioned in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in intel for Outbreak.
World War II
When the artifacts of five Dark Aether Elder Gods arrived in their world, Die Wahrheit was responsible for finding and taking possession for many of them - including the artifact of Kortifex the Deathless, one of the most powerful deities in the Dark Aether.
This artifact would come into the personal possession of Wolfram Von List, where he would be spoken to by Kortifex. Through the artifact, Kortifex initiated a symbiotic connection with Von List - granting him the power to raise the dead. Using this power, Von List traveled to Stalingrad where he used the corpses of those who fought at the Battle of Stalingrad to create an undead army. With this army, Von List planned to march across Europe and defeat the Allied Powers once and for all; ensuring an Axis victory for World War II.
Von List eventually failed in his plan, as the Allies still won the Second World War. He would be remembered by his great nephew, Hugo Jager as well as Omega Group leader Lev Kravchenko. During a conversation, the Omega colonel discussed Die Wahrheit and their alliance with Kortifex.