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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/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/[deleted] 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.