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    Volkswagen boss apologises for evoking Nazi Auschwitz slogan 'work sets you free' when discussing the company's profits

    • Herbert Diess made the gaffe at a conference in Wolfsburg on Tuesday
    • He had been discussing Volkswagen's profits when he said 'Ebit macht frei'
    • His phrase had sounded much like the Nazi death camp slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
    • VW's history is rooted in Adolf Hitler's backing of the 'people's car' in the 1930s



    VW boss apologises for evoking Nazi Auschwitz slogan 'work sets you free' when discussing profits | Daily Mail Online
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    yeah - opps

    That's unfair. Hardly any of his relatives were Nazi war criminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    That's unfair. Hardly any of his relatives were Nazi war criminals.
    That's assuming we know who his relatives were...


    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
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    Young lad in fancy dress at a party, vs. sober Nazi organisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    That's assuming we know who his relatives were...


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenBastard View Post
    Young lad in fancy dress at a party, vs. sober Nazi organisation.
    You can't call the royal family a Nazi organisation. Sure they made some mistakes, but the Queen Mum won the bloody war!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    You can't call the royal family a Nazi organisation. Sure they made some mistakes, but the Queen Mum won the bloody war!
    I'm sure the 20 million Russians who lost their lives helping her *win* that conflict would have something to say about that statement.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I'm sure the 20 million Russians who lost their lives helping her *win* that conflict would have something to say about that statement.
    They couldn't have done it if she hadn't visited the East End. No thanks to your fellow travellers. Scottish nationalists tried to forge Nazi alliance | UK news | The Guardian
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