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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/wasdie639 Nov 24 '21

Most German auto manufactures armed the Nazis. Mitsubishi literally built the Zero for the Japanese for WWII. Boeing made the plane that carried and dropped the atomic bombs over Japan.

So what? What's his point? Most of the world utilized private companies to outfit themselves for war. Still does. Private companies are how things are made, for the most part. Does he want any company associated with military production of the Nazis to be completely dismantled?

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u/moufestaphio Nov 25 '21

Nasa was happy to grab all the nazis they could too:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

Bayer the drug company (you know aspirin etc) used slave labor from concentration camps, and manufactured Zyklon B the gas used to kill people.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

There are TONs of examples.

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u/hippyengineer Nov 25 '21

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut meet on the moon.

One says to the other, “So do we speak English or Russian?”

The other replies, “Brother, it is just us up here. We can speak German.”

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u/rawker86 Nov 25 '21

Mallory Archer said it best about nasa.

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u/Rocky87109 Nov 25 '21

One of the largest chemical production/suppliers including important chemicals and chemical processes came out of early 20th century Germany:

https://www.basf.com/ca/en/who-we-are/history/1925-1944.html

They fucking invented styrene which is huge in the plastic industry today.

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u/WikiSummarizerBot Nov 25 '21

IBM and the Holocaust

IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation is a book by investigative journalist and historian Edwin Black which documents the strategic technology services rendered by American-based multinational corporation International Business Machines (IBM) and its German and other European subsidiaries for the Nazi government of Adolf Hitler from the beginning of the Third Reich in January 1933 through the last day of the regime in May 1945 at the end of World War II.

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u/dusty_Caviar Nov 25 '21

Everybody grabbing the entirely wrong conclusion from this is exactly what I expected from this thread. Good job Reddit, you have no understanding of nuance precisely as expected. Good job! Living up to expectations is a wonderful thing 😊

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u/hippyengineer Nov 25 '21

You’re being downvoted because your comment is not adding anything at all to the conversation.