In 1947, Dunkelvolk was hired by Doctor Matthias Jäger to help him and his goons search for the Philosopher's Stone to resurrect an army of Nazi soldiers. During his quest, Dunkelvolk was captured by Soviet forces and locked in a prison where he met Indiana Jones. After watching Jones escape from prison, Dunkelvolk pleaded with Indy to release him as well, promising him a great reward but Indy denied him his freedom. However, Dunkelvolk managed to get out eventually.
Dunkelvolk ran afoul of Indy in Ireland and failed to locate a fragment of the stone which was then in Jones' possession. Hoping to please his master, Dunkelvolk captured Soviet Major Nadia Kirov and presented her to Jäger. As Jäger started up the resurrection ceremony in a tower, Dunkelvolk attempted to kill Indy who had arrived to stop it. Completely berserk, Dunkelvolk ended up being thrown off a balcony by Indy and impaled on the crucifix of a statue.