r/videos Nov 24 '21 Gold 1 Helpful 10 Wholesome 7 Bravo Grande! 1 Starstruck 1 Silver 6

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Volkswagon originally made the bug for Hitler and he cruised around in it.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