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I just read the paper and realized the new Pope is a fellow beer drinke.... eh,... I mean "Bavarian" :thumbup: :D

Niceeee!! ;)

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TGray5 said:
Yes and when he was in the military, he worked for an air defense unit guarding a BMW factory! True! :thumbup:
Not something to be proud of!

A disturbing and little-known aspect of the Nazi slave labor system was the involvement of big business. Many of the most respected German corporations had no scruples about using concentration camp labor. A company's decision to use slave labor was voluntary. By the end of 1944, one half a million ghetto and concentration camp inmates were chained to hundreds of corporations. The greatest offenders were either state-owned enterprises - such as BRABAG, the Herman Goring Works, and Volkswagen - or munitions and arms makers, such as Junkers, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, Krupp, Dynamit Nobel, and Rheinmetall-Borsig. By 1943, almost every major private corporation was complicit, including BMW.
 

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BillKach said:
Not something to be proud of!

A disturbing and little-known aspect of the Nazi slave labor system was the involvement of big business. Many of the most respected German corporations had no scruples about using concentration camp labor. A company's decision to use slave labor was voluntary. By the end of 1944, one half a million ghetto and concentration camp inmates were chained to hundreds of corporations. The greatest offenders were either state-owned enterprises - such as BRABAG, the Herman Goring Works, and Volkswagen - or munitions and arms makers, such as Junkers, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, Krupp, Dynamit Nobel, and Rheinmetall-Borsig. By 1943, almost every major private corporation was complicit, including BMW.
Well, in regards to what one could be doing in Hitler's Army, me thinks working an anti-aircraft gun is not too bad. The past is the past in my book. Additionally, in case you didn't know, service in the military under Hitler wasn't voluntary.
 

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BillKach said:
Not something to be proud of!

A disturbing and little-known aspect of the Nazi slave labor system was the involvement of big business. Many of the most respected German corporations had no scruples about using concentration camp labor. A company's decision to use slave labor was voluntary. By the end of 1944, one half a million ghetto and concentration camp inmates were chained to hundreds of corporations. The greatest offenders were either state-owned enterprises - such as BRABAG, the Herman Goring Works, and Volkswagen - or munitions and arms makers, such as Junkers, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, Krupp, Dynamit Nobel, and Rheinmetall-Borsig. By 1943, almost every major private corporation was complicit, including BMW.
..and General Motors and Ford ;)
 
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