A well-known anti-semite
, Henry Ford, published anti-Jewish
slanders and was awarded the highest medal Hitler
could award a foreigner (The Grand Cross of the German Eagle
). Ford was even named in Hitler's auto-biography, Mein Kampf
, as the only man in America
who was fully independent from Jewish control.
A US Army
report shows Ford, the company, as an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler's regime
whose German division made huge profits in becoming an "arsenal of Nazism
, Ford claims to have lost control of its German division, Fordwerke
, before it started using forced labor. However, according to a well-researched and damning report in The Nation, "Robert Schmidt, the man appointed to run Ford Werke in 1939, states that the company used forced laborers
even before the Nazis put the plant in trusteeship." Ford also placed a rabid Nazi
as head of Fordwerke, and US Government
documents show that Ford was in constant communication with the Ford plants in Nazi-occupied Vichy France.
From a US Forces report on Fordwerke: "Of the 350,000 trucks which the motorized German army possessed in 1942, 100,000 to 120,000 were Ford-built
. Of the Wehrmacht's total of 650,000 mobile units of all kinds, 15 to 20% were built by Ford, including approximately 10,000 half-trucks."
It's interesting to note that while Americans of Japanese
ancestry were rounded up and placed in camps by the US government, large companies like Ford were allowed to help build the Nazi military without much interference.
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