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    Ford.

    On the roads of Europe, German Ford trucks testify to the work of German industry. The agile, reliable and easy to maintain Ford truck will be a welcome help in solving the major tasks that await our continent after the war.


    That is the English translation of a 1944 issue of "The Illustrated Magazine of Leipzig" advertising German wartime built Ford trucks. Apparently Germany in 1939 had some Ford plants on their soil which continued manufacturing the trucks after the start of the war. Thought people here might find that interesting.

    This is the link. The Ford truck is the second featured advertisement down from the top. Other advertisements are shown as well from that year and give insight into the situation of that year from the German side.

    http://www.calvin.edu/cas/gpa/ads.htm
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    In 1922, the New York Times reported that Henry Ford had made large financial donations to Adolf Hitler's political campaign in Bavaria. Upton Sinclair, in his book The Flivver King, stated that Ford's contributions had amounted to no less than $70,000. Hitler openly praised Ford and had a large portrait of him hanging in his office.

    In 1938, after the Nazis rose to power, Ford received a special birthday present from Hitler. The Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle (Grosskreuz des Deutschen Adlerordens) was the highest honor the Reich could bestow on a foreigner. On Henry's 75th birthday, two representatives of the German government came to his office in Dearborn, Michigan and presented him the medal. It was accompanied by a personal greeting from Hitler himself.



    Ford proudly accepted the honor, and never relinquished it. Not after Germany started World War II, not after America was attacked by Japan, not even after the depravities of the Holocaust were revealed. Throughout the war, Jewish groups had unsuccessfully urged Ford to return his medal, as the head of IBM had done. Ford had a better idea. He decided they would have to pry it from his cold, dead, Jew-hating hands.

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    Post Re: German Built Ford Trucks of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by lg
    In 1922, the New York Times reported that Henry Ford had made large financial donations to Adolf Hitler's political campaign in Bavaria. Upton Sinclair, in his book The Flivver King, stated that Ford's contributions had amounted to no less than $70,000. Hitler openly praised Ford and had a large portrait of him hanging in his office.

    In 1938, after the Nazis rose to power, Ford received a special birthday present from Hitler. The Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle (Grosskreuz des Deutschen Adlerordens) was the highest honor the Reich could bestow on a foreigner. On Henry's 75th birthday, two representatives of the German government came to his office in Dearborn, Michigan and presented him the medal. It was accompanied by a personal greeting from Hitler himself.



    Ford proudly accepted the honor, and never relinquished it. Not after Germany started World War II, not after America was attacked by Japan, not even after the depravities of the Holocaust were revealed. Throughout the war, Jewish groups had unsuccessfully urged Ford to return his medal, as the head of IBM had done. Ford had a better idea. He decided they would have to pry it from his cold, dead, Jew-hating hands.




    This reminds of IBM's involvement with the Reich, suppling (Hollerith) Tabulating machines. Hitler also awarded the head manager of IBM, Thomas Watson, a special medal...but Watson later returned it back to Hitler after the pressure that he was getting too involved with 'the enemy', considering the current situation & views in the US against Nazi Germany. (this action of returning the medal enraged/insulted Herr Hitler & the Reich...Watson was shunned & his posters that adorned the Dehomag factories were promptly torn down!)

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