General Motors is rightly famous for the
Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Buicks that roll off its assembly lines.
But the company is infamous, as well. As this JTA exclusive reveals,
GM has a Nazi-era skeleton that has been lurking in its closet. The
company was in league with Hitler commercially and helped power the
Third Reich’s war machine.
militaristic destiny, according to Hitler, was dependent
on a mass, four-wheeled mobilization. General Motors was
eager to help put that dream into motion. General Motors’
coldly calculating and elitist president Alfred P. Sloan
hated FDR and admired Hitler, who happened to be a
favored customer. Why did Sloan continue to embrace the
Nazi regime as its true nature became apparent?
General Motors was playing both ends to
the middle in the 1930s and 1940s. While GM was busy
getting the Third Reich rolling, the company was
hatching a lucrative criminal conspiracy to undermine
electric mass transit in dozens of American cities.
The concluding chapter of the General
Motors saga is still being written. GM’s historian says
the company never willingly contributed to the Nazi war
effort. But the full story will not be known until a
collection of critical in-house documents is made
“public” in the truest sense of the word. |
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