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Audi’s nazi concentration camp past

May 28, 2014

Rob Prince:

This is raw footage shot by U.S. military photographers of Nazi concentration camps at the moment of liberation in 1945. I have seen like footage before, visited several camps – Buchenwald, Sachenhausen – (although it was years ago) – but I found this film striking, the power of black and white photography is there in every scene…it emphasizes all the victims of Nazism from all over Europe – even a few Americans. I watched the first twenty minutes of it and will watch the rest tomorrow. It says a lot that what in the 19th century was one of the most cultured and liberal countries in Europe – or anywhere else – could turn into modern day barbarians shortly thereafter. The Germans are not the only ones… they killed with gas, in the post war period others killed with napalm, phosphorus bombs, drones, For those of you think that Americans are incapable of such savagery I recommend Nick Turse’s “Kill Everything That Moves” about the U.S. military intervention in Vietnam, or pretty much anything about the French war against Algeria (1954-1962)….Cheers, RJP…

Steve Weissman – on the victory of far-rightwing, neo-Nazi parties in France and Germany

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video is called HD Stock Footage: WWII German Atrocities in Concentration Camps.

From the Daily Mail in England:

Audi employed thousands of concentration camp inmates during Second World War and was ‘firmly ensnared’ in Nazi regime, shocking investigation finds

Firm hired 3,700 concentration camp inmates in deal brokered by the SS

Another 16,500 labourers also forced to work in Auto Union plants

New study was commissioned by Audi in ‘house cleaning’ exercise

Many workers were forced to live in unheated barracks, report finds

Disabled employees shipped north to be executed, according to historians

By Allan Hall in Berlin

Published: 16:18 GMT, 26 May 2014 | Updated: 18:36 GMT, 26 May 2014

Car giant Audi employed thousands of concentration camp inmates during the Second World War and was ‘firmly ensnared’ in the Nazi regime, an investigation has found.

During the war years Audi was known as Group Auto Union…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. wfewatts@gmail.com permalink
    May 28, 2014 8:37 am

    Excellent. I haven’t watched anything but read the whole article. I still can not get my mind around how the crown jewel of European culture & intellectual / academic study could descend into barbarity so quickly. Thanks

    Sent from my iPad

    • May 28, 2014 9:11 am

      William..I hope you watch it; I know terrible, painful to watch, but worse to experience… much worse. if i remember correctly most of the film was censored and hidden for a long time…had something to do with U.S.-German post war relations…

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