GM accused of having served as Hitler's Carmaker
Car wars: Doing business with the NazisGermany’s glorious militaristic destiny, according to Hitler, was dependent on a mass, four-wheeled mobilization. General Motors was eager to help put that dream into motion.
What did GM know – and when?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?
The two faces of GMGeneral 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.
A carmaker’s legacyThe 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.
comments powered by Disqus
- Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism
- In a county that tried to amend U.S. history course, a lesson in politics
- Overhauling La Guardia, an Airport With a Historical Name but a Tarnished Image
- Now it can be told: The weakening of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is the crowning achievement of GOP partisans who detested the law
- Japanese textbooks may sanitize history, but comic art books don't
- Historians Against the War gathering signatures for new resolution to AHA on alleged violations of academic freedom in Israel
- Academic Seeks Death Certificate for Outlaw Billy the Kid
- Murderer of historian of Czech Jewry goes on trial
- Election results are in for the American Historical Association
- Nial Ferguson warns Obama’s bet on Iran has low odds of success