Friday, July 30, 2010

Henry Ford, anti-Semite 1863 Henry Ford (d. 1947), American car manufacturer and pioneer of the assembly-line; notorious anti-Semite.

Ford devoted much of his semi-retirement from Ford Motor to the publication of a newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, which he purchased in 1919. The paper ran for around eight years, during which it introduced to the United States a work (not written by Ford himself) called Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, which has since been discredited by virtually all historians as a forgery. The American Jewish Historical Society describes his ideas during this period as "anti-immigrant, anti-labor, anti-liquor and anti-Semitic" ...

In July, 1938, Ford accepted from Adolf Hitler's Nazi government the Grand Cross of the German Eagle ...

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