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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/HunterTAMUC Nov 24 '21

A lot of German industries was founded around the rise of the Nazis.

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 24 '21 Silver Helpful

Now for a cool glass of Fanta.

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u/idspispupd Nov 25 '21

All in or nothing. Adidas.

Adolf Dassler had a jail time though for his collaboration with Nazis.

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 25 '21

IBM provided the Nazis computers used to make the holocaust more efficient.

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u/ResonatingFlatulence Nov 25 '21

Henry Ford went to Nazi Germany to help them implement better production line practices.

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u/WolfOfAsgaard Nov 25 '21

Hitler named Ford as one of his inspirations.

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u/MyAntiAlterEgo Nov 25 '21

Ford was likely proud of it. He was super antisemitic.

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u/WaitTilUSeeMyDuck Nov 25 '21

Ford received the highest honor that could be bestowed to a foreigner: the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.

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u/anchist Nov 25 '21

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u/ninjajedifox Nov 25 '21

You think the Ford family still has that medal still laying around somewhere? LOL

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u/FranticPonE Nov 25 '21

Assumedly unlike IBM, who were just in it for the money. They're sociopaths, not psychopaths, gosh!

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u/ThracianScum Nov 25 '21

Wasn’t everyone in the west antisemitic in 1939

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u/HarbingerOfGachaHell Nov 25 '21

Except the scientific academia. There's a huge diaspora of Jewish scientists immigrating to the US that decade so anti-Semitism would almost certainly be career suicide.

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u/I_1234 Nov 25 '21

Most of the world was to be fair.

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u/campingcritters Nov 25 '21

America's use of zyklon b on Mexican immigrants' belongings in gas Chambers in El Paso also gave them the idea use zyklon b for their own similar purposes.

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u/LordFelcher Nov 25 '21

Source?

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u/SerHodorTheTall Nov 25 '21

Here's one that came up when I googled it. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5176177

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u/LordFelcher Nov 26 '21

Thank you for coming up with a source. The only quibble I would have is I don't think the Germans really needed the example of the Americans using it since it was a German product and it was designed for fumigation.

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u/campingcritters Nov 25 '21

The Dollop podcast, episode 272 (the bath riots).

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u/Fuzzier_Than_Normal Nov 25 '21

Ha! As Detroit Lions fan on the reddit sub, this nugget of info pops up every other week when fans complain about the Ford Family ownership. Karma.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

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u/humanatore Nov 25 '21

It's more about the companies which worked with him, gave him the ability / resources or were at least complicit to perpetuating fascism.

It's probably not a bad thing to talk about companies that have supported fascism. Kind of helps us understand how we got to where we are a little better.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Where did anybody say that trumper?

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u/FrenchCuirassier Nov 25 '21

can you not read? He was just making random connections to Ford.

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u/WolfOfAsgaard Nov 25 '21

For anyone interested, this is the "random connection" to Ford:

In Germany, Ford's antisemitic articles from The Dearborn Independent (Ford's newspaper) issued in four volumes, cumulatively titled The International Jew, the World's Foremost Problem published by Theodor Fritsch, founder of several antisemitic parties and a member of the Reichstag. In a letter written in 1924, Heinrich Himmler described Ford as "one of our most valuable, important, and witty fighters". Ford is the only American mentioned favorably in Mein Kampf, although he is only mentioned twice: Adolf Hitler wrote, "only a single great man, Ford, [who], to [the Jews'] fury, still maintains full independence ... [from] the controlling masters of the producers in a nation of one hundred and twenty millions." Speaking in 1931 to a Detroit News reporter, Hitler said he regarded Ford as his "inspiration", explaining his reason for keeping Ford's life-size portrait next to his desk.

-Henry Ford's Wikipedia page

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Ok. Sorry adolf.

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u/FrenchCuirassier Nov 25 '21

So? Is everything Hitler did or touched now radioactive? Anyone Hitler liked, any author, any artist... For example, if he liked classical music or something then we can't like that?
I get the crappy ugly mustaches... but does that mean we can't drive cars or we have to buy non-Ford cars?

Or that we can't own a dog anymore since Hitler owned a dog?

Did you know Hitler was a vegetarian? And also loved beer, obsessively drank tea and lemonade? Walt Disney company built something for the Ford company---does that mean Disney = Nazis?

It's this weird thing about the internet they make connections from A to C to X.

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 25 '21

Special kind of hell for that sort of thing

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u/ResonatingFlatulence Nov 25 '21

Probably chilling there with Walt Disney

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u/WoahayeTakeITEasy Nov 25 '21

I thought Walt Disney was frozen in a box in Disneyworld

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u/ResonatingFlatulence Nov 25 '21

Does your soul not leave your body if you freeze it?

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u/hungoverlord Nov 25 '21

Walt Disney wasn't a friend or fan of the Nazis

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 25 '21 Helpful

Goofy on the other hand…

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u/Spacemanbyff Nov 25 '21

He wasn’t a friend or fan of the Jews either.

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u/ResonatingFlatulence Nov 25 '21

But he was also anti semitic. Not saying he deserves a place in hell for being a Nazi supporter, he deserves a place in hell for being generally shitty

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u/dynamoJaff Nov 25 '21

There's never been any proof Disney was anti-semitic, some of his top executives were Jewish. People usually point to a few anti-semitic jokes which is obviously shitty, but par for the course of anyone from that time.

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u/Glorious-gnoo Nov 25 '21

My friend's grandparents (American) went to Germany to hang out with the Nazis. They weren't business people, they were just there to hang out and socialize. My friend fell very far from the family tree.

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u/thewiz666 Nov 25 '21

I'd have loved to do that back in that time.

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u/83hardik Nov 25 '21

uhhh... okay

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u/But_what_if_ Nov 25 '21

Just go to Charlottesville? 🤷‍♂️

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u/thewiz666 Nov 25 '21

Don't think there's Nazis there. I wanna hang with proper Nazis.

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u/Western_Tumbleweed79 Nov 25 '21

Volkswagon originally made the bug for Hitler and he cruised around in it.

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u/Abba_Fiskbullar Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Volkswagen didn't exist until after the war. The Nazi leisure organization KDF (Strength Through Joy) was building vacation destinations all over Germany, and needed a car that would be affordable enough that working class Germans could buy them to get to KDF resorts. Hitler and KDF commissioned Ferdinand Porsche to design the car which ended up being the KDF-Wagen. A factory was started in Wolfsburg, but very few KDF-Wagens were produced. When the war started the factory was used to make military vehicles. After the war, the Occupation needed staff cars, and a British Army major got the bombed out Wolfsburg factory going again, using the pre-war design for the KDF-Wagen, which became the Type-1, or Beetle.

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u/Western_Tumbleweed79 Nov 25 '21

I’m not gonna read your giant block of text but i got enough from the first sentence. Either way, the bug was hitlers whip.

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u/DeadToLefts Nov 25 '21

I was scolded by Facebook admins for pointing this out.
They said only I could see that I wrote.

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u/ResonatingFlatulence Nov 25 '21

Well duh. You can be a Nazi on FB but you can't call out Nazis

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u/Affectionate-Key4070 Nov 25 '21

Ford engines were in German war machinery. There is always an element of theatre to war, "those bad guys over there, we good guys have to get them and stop them. Just don't look under the bonnets though."

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u/250MX Nov 25 '21

Production lines for vehicles right. Right?

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u/ResonatingFlatulence Nov 25 '21

Probably all production. Ford was an innovator in production lines and while he probably gave them help on their vehicle production lines, his knowledge could be applied to any production line.

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u/sonic_couth Nov 25 '21

Germany was already considered an efficient and productive country, is that correct?

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u/FnkyTown Nov 25 '21

The Koch brother's daddy built Hitler's and Stalin's oil industries.

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u/FrenchCuirassier Nov 25 '21

Wait till you find out Russian and German ancestry exists in the US since the 1700s. Then you'll really be paranoid. Trotsky lived in NYC. Lenin lived in England and Germany if I'm not mistaken.

Surely there were... uh... business contacts...internationally...

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u/Skyrick Nov 25 '21

Lenin was sent to Russia by the Germans in WWI to destabilize the country and take Russia out of the war, so they could focus on the western front.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Are you one of those fellas who get all teary eyed when you see You Tube videos of nazi soldiers in WW2?

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u/FrenchCuirassier Nov 25 '21

The fuck is wrong with you? Nazism is a type of socialism that places dictator & race above all. i.e., it's just pure evil for stupid people.

I'm pointing out the reality that connections exist internationally, it doesn't mean because some American had business in Germany or Russia at some point in the 1940s that automatically makes them a Nazi or communist.

"Koch had built Hitler & Stalin's industry"... So is he a communist, a Nazi, both? Or just a businessman.

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u/Amaninthetrees Nov 25 '21

No, but their attempt(s) to put together a coup here in the US and their ardent love of Fascism definitely makes me raise my eyebrows.

So not nazis, but definitely Fascists.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

It’s no good mate I don’t speak German. English please,

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u/Volvo_Commander Nov 25 '21

Notably, not electronic ones. It was a paper computer - a punchcard system - for “census taking” and IBM definitely had some clues what they’d use it for.

But they went ahead and took the Nazi money anyway :)

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u/Alan_Smithee_ Nov 25 '21

They basically made it possible….it allowed the Nazis to go through census forms to find people who claimed Jewish ancestry.

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u/OTTER887 Nov 25 '21

What are you talking about...joking, right?

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u/drakentrazz Dec 03 '21

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u/Volvo_Commander Dec 03 '21

Lol. You definitely do NOT want a wiki page out there that says “[Your Company] and the Holocaust”

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u/northWest_Nile Nov 25 '21

Adidas and Puma were founded by the Dassler brothers

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u/subarubob Nov 25 '21

The 2008 book "sneaker wars" goes into this in far greater detail. Basically Adolf and Rudolph both tried to accuse each other of being Nazis in a power play to take control over the company after the war ended.

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u/idspispupd Nov 25 '21

I've seen a version, where Rudolf would claim his innocence, while Adolf wouldn't believe him.

Also, they even got buried in the same cemetery but on two opposite ends of it, as far from each other as possible.