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Despite the more than fifty other major corporations committed to the prospect of paying reparations for the use of forced factory labor in Germany and German-occupied territories during World War 2, the Ford Motor Company has refused to even discuss the issue.
Yet, as this week's Nation cover-story shows, Ford's collaboration with the Third Reich was far more extensive than even previously thought. While news of Ford's collaboration with the Nazis during the war is not new, the extraordinary extent of its activities, both in Germany and Vichy France, is.
Currently available at http://www.thenation.com, The Nation's investigation by author Ken Silverstein reveals that the Dearborn, Michigan company made huge revenues by producing war materials for the Wermacht; the man selected to run its German subsidiary was an enthuastic backer of Adolf Hitler; and Ford's active cooperation with the Nazis continued until at least August 1942--fully eight months after the U.S. entered the war.