Originally Posted by Jason4486
He was a great business man that did great things for BMW. However, he and his family were well a documented and significant force in the Nazi party and Hitler's regime from the very beginning. Even as far back as before the Nazi party even formed and they were called the National Socialist German Worker's Party. Somewhere in BMW's history, it is inevitable that BMW's success was due in part to Hitler's decision to favor and support the company whereas most others failed because of some act or omission by the Nazis to out them out of business and allow BMW to succeed. I say fuck the Nazis but I guess the were able to recognize something special in BMW and kept the company around to flourish.
True, but every single company in Germany during wartime was compelled to work for the 'government' eventually Nazi Germany. This is a pretty complex matter, and cannot be treated simplistically.