In its drive to promote only the politest of speech,Mercedes has announced that it is about to reclaim Professor Bunyip’s luxury car for this outrageous piece published recently.
It would be impolite of me to ask Mercedes to comment on this …
Daimler-Benz … avidly supported Nazism and in return received arms contracts and tax breaks that enabled it to become one of the world’s leading industrial concerns. (Between 1932 and 1940 production grew by 830 percent.) During the war the company used thousands of slaves and forced laborers including Jews, foreigners, and POWs. According to historian Bernard Bellon (Mercedes in Peace and War, 1990), at least eight Jews were murdered by DB managers or SS men at a plant in occupied Poland.
Doubtless an unconscionable slur, isn’t it actually the case that they took Hitler’s car off him for suggesting six million Jews died of gas or something?