Top 10 Brands that Supported the Nazi Party

These brands are famous worldwide, and are ones that we all know and even use. However, despite their convenience today, they all hold a much sinister past. You see, these brands all had ties to the Nazi party.
The Top Ten
1 Fanta

The soda that was created by Coca Cola, a drink that we've all had at some point in our lives. Fanta was actually created in Germany, by Max Keith. When Coca Cola first decided to try expanding their brand globally, it was a hit world wide, thus making it an American staple. Max Keith wanted a similar drink that was popular worldwide, but made in Germany. However after the Second World War, Coca Cola parted ways with Germany. That didn't stop Keith from creating Fanta, using leftover fruit scraps from factories. With his connections to the nazi party, he was able to market Fanta across Germany and even Europe. However after the war was over, he was forced to hand over Fanta to the US. Fanta has now rebrand themselves to distance them from it's past.

2 Volkswagen Volkswagen is a German automotive manufacturer founded in 1937. Headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company produces a wide range of vehicles, from sedans and hatchbacks to SUVs and commercial trucks. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest car manufacturers and focuses on creating cars for the mass market. The company aims to lead in the transition to electric vehicles and more sustainable mobility.

Created in the 30's, Hitler wanted the government to create a vehicle for the common working class Germans. Working with Volkswagen, they created the Volkswagen Beatle, which became a well known car today. This car was catered to the working class Germans. Volkswagen even set up concentration camps near their factories and used holocaust victims to work in their factories.

That's quite shocking

Hmm not a great look.

3 BMW BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

Another car company that was involved with the Nazi party, the owners were actually good friends with Hitler. BMW also used slave labours, and it vehicles were supplies to the Nazis.

4 Ford The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

Henry Ford was famously known for his anti-semitism, which is no surprise that he was good friends with Hitler. Despite producing cars for the Allies, he had also supplied cars for the nazis as well.

5 Adidas Adidas AG (stylized as adidas since 1949) is a German multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after Nike. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists 8.33% stake of the football club Bayern München, and Runtastic, an Austrian fitness technology company. Adidas' revenue for 2018 was listed at €21.915 billion. more.

Following the split from his brother, Adi went on to create Adidas, which is derived from the first three letters of his first and last name. Both shoe companies were famously in a feud which even divided Germany at that time.

His first name "Adi" is short for "Adolf".

This is an interesting one.

6 Puma Puma SE, branded as Puma, is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, which is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. Puma is the third largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. The company was founded in 1948 by Rudolf Dassler. In 1924, Rudolf and his brother Adolf "Adi" Dassler had jointly formed the company Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory). The relationship between the two brothers deteriorated until the two agreed to split in 1948, forming two separate entities, Adidas and Puma. more.

Created by Rudolf Dassler was famously in a rivalry with his brother Adi. Both brothers being members of the Nazi party had their own brand of shoes together in 1920. However after Rudolph was forced to serve in the military, he got angry at his brother believing him to be the cause of it. This led to the brothers splitting up, and going their own separate ways.

7 Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss became a memeber if the Nazi Party, and designed uniforms and brown shirts for them. Like Volkswagen, Hugo Boss was produced with the hands of holocaust victims. After his death, the brand lives under his son-in-law, Eugen Holy. Hugo Boss has now funded reparations for the slave victims. As of today, it has become a popular luxury clothing brand.

8 Kodak

Hitler's top economic adviser had connections to Kodak. He even tried to convince Kodak to fire Jewish employees. Germany's Kodak branch also relied in slave labours. Kodak's branches in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal also were involved in doing business with the Nazis.

9 Nestlé
10 Swarovski

The brand that is famed for its exquisite glass figures and accessories used political connections to expand its empire. The family that owned the business were open supporters of Nazism as well has being in good terms with Hitler.

The Contenders
11 Siemens
12 Bayer
13 Krispy Kreme

Yes, even the beloved donut shop supported the Nazis. The family that owns Krispy Kreme had ancestors that were members of the Nazi party, and also profited off of the slave labour. As of today, Krispy Kreme apologizes for its associated with the party and donated their money to charity,

14 Allianz
15 Chanel Chanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.
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