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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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