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The Engineer Behind The Original Volkswagen

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With Volkswagen Company  coming to Duluth next month, I thought you might find the history behind the original VW interesting. The original concept, what it looked like, how it evolved. Enjoy.

The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz” tells the astonishing story of Josef Ganz, a Jewish engineer from Frankfurt, who in May 1931 created a revolutionary small car: the Maikäfer (German for May Bug). Seven years later Hitler introduced the Volkswagen. The Nazis not only “took” the concept of Ganz’s family car—their production model even ended up bearing the same nickname

via Dark Roasted Blend: The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen.

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