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Porsche and its past

New book highlights Nazi ties


Porsche appears to have a different past than the company would have the world believe. New details suggest the company employed several hundred forced labourers to build bombs and vehicles for Hitler’s war machine. After a former labourer took the company to court in the late 1990s demanding reparations, Porsche reluctantly admitted that it had around 20 forced labourers working for the company. But, according to journalist Ulrich Viehöver, the number of labourers was closer to 300. In his new book, he describes company founder Ferdinand Porsche as “an unscrupulous profiteer in the Nazi regime.”

Der Spiegel

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  1. August von Finck, Sr. (July 18, 1898 – April 22, 1980) was a German banker.
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    He was born in Kochel, German the son of banker Wilhelm von Finck (1848-1924), founder of insurance giant Allianz and private bank Merck Finck & Co. Following the Anschluss of Austria to Nazi Germany, his business benefited greatly when the Nazis seized the Vienna-based firm of S M von Rothschild and in October 1939 sold it to Merck, Finck & Co. His son August von Finck, Jr. sold the businesses to Barclays in 1990.

    Finck was appropriate encountered to a group of industrial, that middle 1931 with Adolf Hitler in the hotel emperor yard and made available the NSDAP in the case some links coup 25 million reichsmark. [1] he was one of the participant of the secret meeting of the 20th of February 1933 of industrial with Hitler, with which a choice fund was concluded by 3 million reichsmarks for the NSDAP. (Translated)


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