Min menu

Pages

Alyssa Milano is dubbed a clown after her protest against Elon Musk backfired

 



Alyssa Milano is dubbed a clown after her protest against Elon Musk backfired


Hollywood star Alyssa Milano tried to protest Twitter CEO Elon Musk, but was labeled a clown because of the failed stunt. Ignorant Milan said:


I have prepared my Tesla.

I bought VW ev.

  • I love him. I'm not sure how advertisers buy space on Twitter.
  • The company's publicly traded products in line with hatred
  • and white supremacy don't seem to be profitable business strategies.


Volkswagen was founded in 1937

in line with Adolf Hitler's goal of enabling German households to acquire their first vehicle. During World War II, the Wolfsburg-based company manufactured vehicles for the German army, using more than 15000 slave workers from concentration camps ".



According to

the Holocaust Memorial Museum of the United States:

Like many other industries

car manufacturing in Germany has been severely affected by the Nazi system. Reflecting the regime's anti-Semitic policies, the German General Car Club ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club eV, or ADAC) expelled Jewish members in 1933. Jews were denied the right to drive cars after Crystal Night in 1938.



Car ownership and travel were supposed to be another part of Volksgemeinschaft's Nazi vision. In 1942, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels described Germany's future as "a happy people in a country full of prosperous beauty, traversed by silver strips of wide roads open to the humble car of the little man."


As a reflection of this goal

the Nazi organization "Power through Joy"

(Kraft durch Freude, or KdF)

which sought to highlight the advantages of national socialism through entertainment and travel, was chosen as one of its main efforts to promote the "people's car" (Volkswagen) to the German public.


In a country where car production still focuses mainly on luxury models and where only one in fifty German has a car, the 999 Reichsmark only costs a German, while the program has introduced a savings plan to make such a car affordable.



Adolf Hitler's admiration for technology in general and for cars in particular sparked this effort. Cars are "humanity's most wonderful mode of transportation," he claimed.

In 1934

  • Hitler proposed an essential fuel-efficient vehicle that
  • could transport two adults and three children
  • the engine of which would be strong enough to pass
  • the new Autobahnen route in Germany.


The "popular car" was designed by renowned engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who was based on a model he created in 1931.


On 26 May 1938

Nazi dignitaries gathered near Wallersleben in northern

Germany to lay the foundation stone for Volkswagen's work.



The Führer himself was present

predicting that this Volkswagen

  • initially known as the Kraft-durch-Freude-Wagen
  • or KdF-Wagen, would be  a symbol of
  • the national socialist people's society.


The Volkswagen plant eventually became a huge complex known as the "City of the KDF" ["Stadt der Kdf-Wagen"] and was expected to produce at least 1.5 million cars annually.

In fact :

  1. the plant had just begun small-scale production of
  2. what would become a Volkswagen Beetle when
  3. the company halted civilian production with the beginning of World War II.

In the end

the vast majority of Germans who completed their savings books did not receive long-awaited people's cars, as Volkswagen entered military production.


Volkswagen and forced labour

The war was a serious obstacle for Volkswagen

where the factory was designed to produce civilian vehicles.

Since its inception, it has not had a sufficient workforce.

In search of employment, the huge complex in Wallersleben soon began to spread forced labor.

In fact

  • Volkswagen was one of
  • the first companies to benefit from forced labour
  • for Soviet prisoners of war.


The plant employed a variety of categories of workers

including German employees and migrant workers

as well as prisoners of war, inmates of mass arrests (including Jews)

and in increasing large numbers of Soviet and Polish foreign civilian workers known as "Ostarbiter" ["Eastern workers"]. The first concentration camp was set up at the site, Arbeitsdorf, at the factory's property in April 1942. Forced workers eventually made up nearly 60% of KDF-Car's workforce.


The company actively pursued forced labour from the detention camp system. One of the engineers of the Volkswagen plant travelled to Auschwitz and selected 300 skilled miners from massive transfers of Hungarian Jews in 1944. In addition, 650 Jewish women were transferred to assemble military ammunition.


The official relationship between Nazi and Volkswagen concentration camps was solidified when the Valersleben facility officially became a sub-camp of the Nuengami concentration camp. In general, the Volkswagen plant contained four concentration camps and eight forced labour camps.


World War II: Hitler Youth | Full Movie (Feature Documentary)



Civilian forced labourers provided

  • the remaining amount of the compound's workforce. By May 1944
  • the number of "eastern workers" in the complex had swelled to
  • more than 4,800, half of whom were women.


Some of these workers were recruited

but the majority were forcibly deported from their homelands to increase severe labour shortages in agriculture, manufacturing and arms industries.


Like the prisoners of concentration camps and Soviet war prisoners at the facility, these workers were badly sheltered, malnourished, working under deplorable and often dangerous conditions. A Polish forced worker described his feelings upon arrival in the city of KdF-Car.