US corporation General Motors and Adolf Hitler


This 6 June 2019 video from the USAS says about itself:

D-Day: How the US Supported Hitler’s Rise to Power

Historian Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay to discuss the role of Ford, GM, and other industrialists in rearming Germany and supporting Hitler’s rise to power.

Edwin Black, book cover

From History News Network in the USA:

Hitler’s Carmaker: From War Profiteering to Undermining Mass Transit (Part 3)

By Edwin Black

Mr. Black is the author of the award-winning IBM and the Holocaust and the recently published Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives.

Click here for his website.

Click here for Part 1. And click here for Part 2.

During the late 1930s, Hitler’s persecution of Jews was building to a frenzy even as fears of a war escalated.

Nevertheless, General Motors’ German automotive subsidiary, Opel, remained a loyal corporate citizen of the Third Reich — content to obediently do the Nazi regime’s bidding, and unstintingly supporting Hitler’s program on many fronts.

These included economic and employment recovery, anti-Jewish persecution, war preparedness and domestic propaganda. In return, Opel prospered.

Hitler was pleased — very pleased.

In 1938, just months after the Nazis’ annexation of Austria, James D. Mooney, head of GM’s overseas operations, received the German Eagle with Cross, the highest medal Hitler awarded to foreign commercial collaborators and supporters.

On Nov. 9-10, 1938, shortly after Mooney’s decoration, nationwide pogroms broke out in Germany against the Jews — Kristallnacht.

Criticisms by survivors of the US Holocaust museum: here.

Standard Oil, Shell, and Hitler´s Luftwaffe, see here.

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