When the soldier was decapitated like Massad before him, Donovan commanded Helmut to bring forward another "volunteer". While Helmut and a colleague carried out the order, Indiana Jones and his group were captured, and Helmut was directed to stand down, for Jones would be taking the volunteer's place instead.
When Elsa Schneider crossed the threshold with the Grail, causing a cataclysm that threatened to destroy the temple, Helmut and the other Nazi soldiers ran, leaping over the crack in the floor that formed. They barely made it and thereafter ran out.
Behind the scenesEdit
The role of Helmut was uncredited in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
According to his shoulder insignia, Helmut is a captain. However because the Nazis in Hatay are wearing Heer (Army) uniforms, but taking orders from an SS officer, it's unclear whether Helmut would be a hauptmann (Heer) or haupsturmführer (SS).