Skip to comments.Hitler Among the Cars, 1939
Posted on 06/04/2009 9:37:47 AM PDT by sbMKE
Caption: Adolf Hitler tours the 1939 International Auto Exhibition in Berlin. Three years before, at another Berlin auto show, Hitler announced that Porsche would design the "People's Car," or Volkswagen, an affordable, practical vehicle for the working German family.
Photo: Hugo Jaeger./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Feb 17, 1939
2010 GM KdF wagons for all!
It is amazing how close Obama is following Hitler’s footsteps. The only question is will Obama end up with more Jewish blood on his hands than Hitler. The direction Obama is going, I think he will.
in 100 days our enemies could not harm us as much as our own “leader” has.
The Teleprompter is FAR mightier than the sword.
The big Hitler probably did a better job of designing cars than our little Hitler is going to do. Hitler’s disciple, our very own Hitler, doesn’t know squat about cars, making cars or selling cars.
My aunt (father’s brother’s wife) tells how her parents ‘bought’ a Volkswagon. Yes, they were members of the Nazi party.
First you received a ‘card’, then you made ‘payments’. Sometimes, because you had no money, you were credited for party services. Once the card was filled, you then received the Volkswagen.
Obamamobiles for all!
I seem to remember that VW honored these cards after WWII, oor credited them partially. I used to be a VW freak before they stopped making then. Does my memory fail me?
This maybe funny for engine heads only....
Adolf Hitler had a keen interest in cars even though he did not like to drive. In 1933, shortly after taking over as leader of Germany, he teamed up with Ferdinand Porsche to make changes to Porsche's original 1931 design to make it more suited for the working man, thus founding Volkswagen. Hans Ledwinka discussed his ideas with Ferdinand Porsche, who used many Tatra design features in the 1938 "KdF-Wagen", later known as the VW Käferor Volkswagen Beetle. On 22 June 1934, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche agreed to create the "People's Car" for Hitler.
Changes included better fuel efficiency, reliability, ease-of-use, and economically efficient repairs and parts. The intention was that ordinary Europeans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme ("Fünf Mark die Woche musst Du sparen, willst Du im eigenen Wagen fahren" "Save five Marks a week, if you want to drive your own car"), which around 336,000 people eventually paid into. Volkswagen honoured its savings agreements in West Germany (but not in East Germany) after World War II.
It’s on the list...
The rest falls in place once you ‘control’ these ‘means’.
I’m saving that one!.....Thanks!
'Hitler Among the Cars, 1939'*** The leader of State deciding the design specs of "the people's car?" Where have I heard this before? ***
Adolph's collaboration with Porsche resulted in the Volkswagen.
But Barry's Gubmint Motors cars will look like this...
The problem is that The Kenyan doesn't have ¼ the brain power of Der Führer. 'Heck', ½ the people in a mental hospital are smarter and wiser than Obama.
(they can ramble utter nonsense forever and don't need a teleprompter)
This is NOT in defense of Hitler, if ya know what I mean.