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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

why was Henry Ford and other entrepeneurs not tried for War crimes after WWII for aiding the Nazis ?

is it not true that many heads of western companies,,many , if not most , based in the USA helped, funded Hitlers rise to power as well as greatly helped them build factories, weapons, tanks etc.

what about Standard Oil? did they provide the Nazis with oil as well? was this during the War or just before?

please explain what you can

thanks for your answers!

Update:

HAVE EVEN READ THAT HENRY FORD OR GENERAL MOTORS SUED THE US GOVERNMENT AFTER WWII FOR BOMBING THEIR FACTORIES IN GERMANY ...IS THIS ALSO TRUE? WHICH FACTORIES, MAKING WHAT AND WHERE THEY WERE AT? HOW THEY WON THIS AND WHEN?

Update 2:

WHICH "SUBSIDIARY NAMES" DID FORD AND GENERAL MOTORS AND OTHER WESTERN COMPANIES GO UNDER WHILE MAKING WEAPONS FOR GERMAN IN GERMANY? WHY THEY DID THIS? AND WHY THEY CHANGED THE NAME TO A "SUBSIDIARY NAME"? WERE PROFITS SPREAD DIFFERENTLY ? WHICH PORTION WENT TO THE HEADS OF GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, GENERAL ELECTRIC , ETC?

Update 3:

DID FORD HELP THE NAZIS ESTABLISH FACTORIES FOR MAKING WAR EQUIPMENT AT THE SAME TIME AS HE DID THE COMMUNISTS IN RUSSIA?

DID HE ACTUALLY TRAVEL TO RUSSIA AND HELP THEM SET UP THE BASICS TO BUILD FACTORIES OR WAS IT SIMPLY HE SENT ENGINEERS TO DO THIS FOR HIS COMPANY? WHEN THIS HAPPENED?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    One of the reasons it was not only ford it was all of the Following and the US government needed their support for WW2 and to try all these companies would not have ben productive

    in fact SKF ignored the request to stop selling to Germany in 1943 becaue they were making to Much money

    here are a few that contributed up to and including 1945

    SKF of Philadelphia

    Standard Oil refuelling U Boats caught by the US coast Guard in 1943

    IG Farben Owned By standard oil which was owned By prescott Bush and the Rockerfellers

    Du Pont

    IBM

    ITT owned 51% of Fokker Wolf up to 1945

    Coco Cola they developed Fanta in Germany

    Ford Opel in Germany owned and controlled fully by ford

    Chrysler

    Westrick,

    Texaco

    Standard Gas & Electric

    The International Harvester Company

    Herman Metz, a director of the Bank of Manhattan, controlled by the Warburgs.

    the Rockefeller Chase Bank remained Open in Paris up to 1944 doing Business with the Nazis

    Moreover, American assistance to Nazi war efforts extended into other areas.

    The largest tank producers in Hitler's Germany were General Motors (controlled by the J.P. Morgan firm),Opel a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford built his Trucks up to and including 1945

    the Ford A. G. subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company of Detroit. The Nazis granted tax-exempt status to Opel in 1936, to enable General Motors to expand its production facilities.

    General Motors obligingly reinvested the resulting profits into German industry.

    Henry Ford was decorated by the Nazis for his services to Nazism. with the "Grand cross of the German Eagle" which was never handed Back

    Alcoa and Dow Chemical worked closely with Nazi industry with numerous transfers of their domestic U.S. technology. Bendix Aviation, in which the J.P. Morgan-controlled General Motors firm had a major stock interest, supplied Siemens & Halske A. G. in Germany with data on automatic pilots and aircraft instruments. As late as 1940, in the "unofficial war," Bendix Aviation supplied complete technical data to Robert Bosch for aircraft and diesel engine starters and received royalty payments in return.

    all this is proven facts in any document when you reaserch trading with the Enemy WW2

    but here a couple of Links that have been around since about since 1939

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    Source(s): Criminal Record Search Database - http://criminalrecords.raiwi.com/?zSpo
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  • 1 decade ago

    The NAZI's received support from Henry Ford and other industrialists because, they were so strongly anti-communist. The Communist Manifesto stated that Communism was to rule the world. The capitalists and industrialists would have lost everything they owned if Communism were allowed to spread around the world. And what happened after WW2 ended? The Cold War began with eastern Europe now under Communist rule. Who would have blamed them for aiding the NAZI's at the time. They had been basically duped by Hitler anyway, like so many others were. I am not sure about the matter of Henry Ford suing the government over factories bombed, but given how crazy the legal system works in this country, it would not surprise me that it happened.

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  • 1 decade ago

    At the end of the day it came down to profits and money made, germany was offering millions of dollars in exchange for munitions and factories, Henry Ford and entrepeneurs thought that they were just helping Germany to build it's military up but didint no Germany would end up starting another world war. The same also goes with oil as both the uk and us were in charge of were oil went in the world at the time.

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