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Volkswagen exposes the swastika as "S" for "socialism" - known as the "swastika hubcap" car, the VW hubcaps (when spinning at certain speeds) remind some people of the symbol of the National Socialist German Workers' Par

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Default Volkswagen exposes the swastika as "S" for "socialism" - known as the "swastika hubcap" car, the VW hubcaps (when spinning at certain speeds) remind some people of the symbol of the National Socialist German Workers' Par

The Volkswagen logo exposes the swastika as intertwined "S" shapes
symbolizing "Socialism" for the monstrous National Socialist German
Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a2a.html Graphic
examples are at http://rexcurry.net/swastika-vw-logo.JPG

Germany in the 1930's often used symbols for letters and words. Common
symbols under the National Socialist German Workers' Party often used
the "S" shape, including the side-by-side use in the "SS" Division and
the overlapping use in the Hakenkreuz - swastika. The German word for
"swastika" is "Hakenkreuz" ("hooked cross" or "armed cross").

Hitler was aware of the practice, and perhaps the source of the
practice, in that he evolved "Adolf Hitler" into "S Hitler" in his own
signature. http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a4.html It was a manner
of declaring his socialism every time he signed his name and it was
equivalent to signing "Socialist Hitler."

It is part of growing evidence that supports the discovery by the
historian Dr. Rex Curry (in the book "Swastika Secrets") that the
Hakenkreuz, although an ancient symbol, was used also to represent "S"
shapes for "Socialism" and its victory under the horrid National
Socialists. For additional proof of the use of the "S" shapes of the
"sieg" runes see a newly discovered youth's book at
http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a3.html and posters
http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1b.html and more posters at
http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html and German
medals at http://rexcurry.net/socialism/germany.html and flags and
banners at http://rexcurry.net/swastikaflags.html and for a fuller
explanation see http://rexcurry.net/swastikanews.html

Another rune, the Odal rune, was used as a symbol of the "Wiking
Jugend" (Viking Youth, or Viking Young'uns). The Volkswagen symbol
then emulated the popular runes its alphabetic symbolism, as discovered
by Professor Curry..

Born out of sinister intentions, the VW Beetle was propaganda for
German socialists in helping create unity in pre-war Germany. Hitler
imposed socialism in the car market and pushed the project.

In 1930 Ferdinand Porsche set up an automotive design company, the
Porsche Büro. In 1933, Adolf Hitler met with Porsche to discuss the
socialist leader's idea of a volkswagen.

Literally, the word "volkswagen" means "people's car" (cf. "folk's
wagon"). When the early VW versions were introduced, Hitler abruptly
changed the name of the car to KdF Wagen. KdF stood for "Kraft durch
Freude" which meant "Strength through Joy." The name-change upset
Porsche, as he was not a member of Hitler's Nazi-Sozi party, and he
didn't support Hitler's use of socialist propaganda to advertise the

The VW was known as the "swastika hubcap" car. Swastika hubcaps were
not known to adorn the car, however some people believe that the VW
hubcaps resemble the swastika at certain speeds of rotation.

There were many other socialist clichés. The "Strength through Joy"
program was part of a scheme to provide holidays to workers at
inexpensive rates. It was related to the "Beauty of Labor" (Schönheit
der Arbeit) office. The phrase "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work brings
Freedom") glared at concentration camps.

Near the end of World War II many men in the "Volksgemeinschaft"
(national community), both young and old, were called upon to serve in
the "People's Army " (Volksturm).

Audi still uses the German tag line "Vorsprung durch Technik." The tag
line is used either in original or in its English translation
"Advantage through Technology." It is an odd reminder of socialist
clichés from the 1930's. http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a2a1.html

Those clichés led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust
was a part): 62 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics; 35 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million
under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. It was the worst
slaughter in human history.

Sometime after 1945, the car company was re-named Volkswagen by the
British and the factory was placed under the control of a man named
Hirst. The British also renamed the town at the factory "Wolfsburg",
which was the name of a local castle.

In a bizarre way, some Nazism may still exist at Volkswagen within
Germany. In 1949 Hirst left the company, now re-formed as a trust
controlled by the West German government. Volkswagen is said to still
be owned by the government of Lower Saxony, though it is not "run" by
the state government. Ferdinand Porsche's grandson, Ferdinand Piech,
was chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002. With
half of all voting shares, he also remains the largest individual
shareholder of Porsche AG. Stock can be purchased in Volkswagen
companies. Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is
headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world's largest automakers.
Volkswagen AG (the Volkswagen Group) consists of the Volkswagen plants
in Wolfsburg, Brunswick, Hanover, Kassel, Emden and Salzgitter. It is
the parent company of all other companies in the Volkswagen Group,
which are either wholly owned subsidiaries or companies in which
Volkswagen AG has majority ownership. The Company operates 44
production plants in 11 European countries, as well as seven countries
in the Americas, Asia and Africa, etc.

Volkswagen's iconic buttressing of V and W was the creation of an
engineer named Franz Reimspiess. He was also the same man who perfected
the engine for the Beetle in the 1930s.

Nikolai Borg, 86, who now lives in Austria, says he was involved in the
development of the VW logo. The young commercial artist impressed
others when he won the competition for the creation of a logo for the
"Deutsche Jugendherbergswerk" (German youth mountain hostel work?).
Borg says that he was invited to draw the car logo in a request from
high-up: Dr. Ing. Fritz Todt, with the "organization Todt" the general
inspector for roads and a militarily organized building troop used in
the entire theater of war. Borg made nine drafts with different
connections of the letters V and W before the final version was

Before WW II, when the car was still socialism's "Strength through
Joy" car the logo was surrounded by the gear shaped emblem of the
German Labor Front, a socialist group that built it. The National
Socialist German Workers' Party had begun as the "German Workers'
Party" before adding "National Socialist" to its name.

The original design featured the letter V above a W and surrounded by a
cog. After the war, Britain had the cog changed to a circle and that
design was filed for copyright in 1948. The Volkswagen or "people's
car" project was part of the Nazi Kraft durch Freude propaganda scheme
run by the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF). The logo of the DAF was a
swastika surrounded by a cog - from which the VW logo was derived.

To control trade unions and the economic workforce, the National
Socialist German Workers' Party (the National Socialistiche Deutsche
Arbeiter Partei - NSDAP) created the German Labor Front (Deutsches
Arbeitsfront - DAF) in 1933. The purpose of the German Labor Front was
to control the German labor unions through a centrally controlled
organization led by National Socialists. The German Labor Front
adopted a paramilitary structure similar to that of the National
Socialist German Workers Party. While membership was called
"voluntary," essentially every German worker was required to be a
member. This was particularly true of those workers associated with
prime industries such as cars, transportation, utilities, textile
trades, armament manufacturing, legal services, agriculture and the
like (in other words, just about everything of course). The
organization was divided into two parts including the National
Socialist Factory Organization (Nationalsozialistische
Betriebsorganization-NSBO) and the National Socialist Trade and
Industry Organization (Nationalsozialistische Handels und

Members of the German Labor Front were required to own and wear
uniforms that denoted their status within the structure of the
organization. Following the outbreak of war, members were often
required to serve as factory guards or to volunteer for membership in
associations like the National Air Protection League
(Reichsluftschutzbund) and other Air Protection (Luftschutz) groups.
In this capacity, it was their job to help protect industrial
facilities as well as to coordinate with outside organizations that
helped to ensure the safe operation of factory facilities. Many
members of the German Labor Front also served as official members of
the Factory Police (Werksschutzpolizei-WSP). By 1942, the German Labor
Front also organized independent and locally trained members who
volunteered to operate anti-aircraft flak batteries to protect
individual factories from Allied bombs.


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