10 Companies You Didn’t Know Had Ties to the Nazis

10 Fortune 500 companies that were closely associated with the Third Reich

The Nazis loved Ferdinand Porsche for his engineering prowess and gave him the title of Great German Engineer, even though he was Czech at the time and Hitler considered Czechs subhuman. At the behest of the party, Porsche gave up his Czech citizenship in 1934 and became a full-time German. He later joined the Nazi party and the SS, with members of the latter serving as drivers and security at his factories. Porsche’s engineering genius earned him the rank of SS Oberführer (“senior leader”), an SS Honor Ring and a War Merit Cross.


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