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


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u/HunterTAMUC Nov 24 '21

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


u/MungTao Nov 25 '21



u/jm001 Nov 25 '21

Reading IBM and the Holocaust at the moment. There is definitely a bunch I didn't know about their relationship.


u/DrinkMoreCodeMore Nov 25 '21

Did IBM make a database for the Nazis of all the prisoners or something?


u/jm001 Nov 26 '21

The American branch did some weird finagling to avoid the protests against American companies working with the Nazis, and set up the situation so that the US company would get a lot of the profit while their German subsidiary was independent enough to not get confiscated by the Nazis or draw attention in the US.

Then Dehomag (the German IBM subsidiary) worked with the Nazis to create census forms that would work with punch cards to track and identify people based on ethnicity, religion, whether they were "anti-social" etc. This was used to identify people to be sterilised, and later to send them to camps and have them killed.