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Slave Cars

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by baldilocks

File this under “things I wish I had said.” A Face­book friend who wishes to remain anony­mous has a few sug­ges­tions for those who wish to uproot racism and any­thing that racists have produced.

Just remem­ber, folks, Daimler-​Mercedes-​Benz built Ger­man war machines and Mercedes-​Benz designed and built Hitler’s car. Cer­tainly hope you’re not sport­ing one of those racist death­mo­biles as a sign of your affluence.

*****

If you’re black, I cer­tainly hope you don’t work for or own a Volkswagen.

How soon we forget.

The colos­sal extent of slave labour used by modern-​day Ger­man blue-​chip com­pa­nies to get rich dur­ing the Third Reich has been laid bare by the nation’s top busi­ness magazine.

WirtschaftsWoche has pub­lished a league table illus­trat­ing the Nazi past of top Ger­man firms like Bosch, Mer­cedes, Deutsche Bank, VW and many oth­ers, which involved the use of almost 300,000 slaves.

The league table fol­lows rev­e­la­tions ear­lier that Audi, which was known as Auto Union dur­ing the Nazi period, was a big exploiter of con­cen­tra­tion camp sup­plied slave labor, using 20,000 con­cen­tra­tion camp inmates in its factories.

Many of the com­pa­nies listed by WirtschaftsWoche have already had inter­nal reck­on­ings with their Nazi past.

In 2011, the dynasty behind the BMW lux­ury car marker admit­ted, after decades of silence, to using slave labour, tak­ing over Jew­ish firms and doing busi­ness with the high­est ech­e­lons of the Nazi party dur­ing World War Two.

Gabriele Quandt, whose grand­fa­ther Guen­ther employed an esti­mated 50,000 forced labour­ers in his arms fac­to­ries, pro­duc­ing ammu­ni­tion, rifles, artillery and U-​boat bat­ter­ies, said it was ‘wrong’ for the fam­ily to ignore this chap­ter of its history.

But BMW were not the only Ger­man firm to profit from the sud­den influx of slave labour.

Slave labor. I know a a num­ber of SJWs who drive Ben­zes and BMWs; and even more drive the People’s Car aka Volkswagen.

But if some want to purge the USA of any­thing with racist ori­gins, I’d say that they should start with themselves.

Ben­zes and Beam­ers are too expen­sive to main­tain, but I’ll take a VW off your hands.

Just try­ing to help.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

Hitler’s Benz

by baldilocks

File this under “things I wish I had said.” A Facebook friend who wishes to remain anonymous has a few suggestions for those who wish to uproot racism and anything that racists have produced.

Just remember, folks, Daimler-Mercedes-Benz built German war machines and Mercedes-Benz designed and built Hitler’s car. Certainly hope you’re not sporting one of those racist deathmobiles as a sign of your affluence.

*****

If you’re black, I certainly hope you don’t work for or own a Volkswagen.

How soon we forget.

The colossal extent of slave labour used by modern-day German blue-chip companies to get rich during the Third Reich has been laid bare by the nation’s top business magazine.

WirtschaftsWoche has published a league table illustrating the Nazi past of top German firms like Bosch, Mercedes, Deutsche Bank, VW and many others, which involved the use of almost 300,000 slaves.

The league table follows revelations earlier that Audi, which was known as Auto Union during the Nazi period, was a big exploiter of concentration camp supplied slave labor, using 20,000 concentration camp inmates in its factories.

Many of the companies listed by WirtschaftsWoche have already had internal reckonings with their Nazi past.

In 2011, the dynasty behind the BMW luxury car marker admitted, after decades of silence, to using slave labour, taking over Jewish firms and doing business with the highest echelons of the Nazi party during World War Two.

Gabriele Quandt, whose grandfather Guenther employed an estimated 50,000 forced labourers in his arms factories, producing ammunition, rifles, artillery and U-boat batteries, said it was ‘wrong’ for the family to ignore this chapter of its history.

But BMW were not the only German firm to profit from the sudden influx of slave labour.

Slave labor. I know a a number of SJWs who drive Benzes and BMWs; and even more drive the People’s Car aka Volkswagen.

But if some want to purge the USA of anything with racist origins, I’d say that they should start with themselves.

Benzes and Beamers are too expensive to maintain, but I’ll take a VW off your hands.

Just trying to help.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!