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Do you know beetle was designed by adolf hitler?

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Asked by Dinesh Sinwar, 05 Feb '11 04:33 pm
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Yeah, he's designed da beetle (volkswagen), did read it...
Answered by beena john, 05 Feb '11 04:40 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by sumati gayki, 04 Mar '11 11:22 am

 
  
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The first beetle was designed by Erwin Komenda under orders and specifications from Hitler......
Answered by A Moin, 05 Feb '11 07:06 pm

 
  
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That is really news to me.
Answered by anantharaman, 05 Feb '11 06:04 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by Shiva, 05 Feb '11 05:16 pm

 
  
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I do not think so
Answered by anil garg, 05 Feb '11 04:44 pm

 
  
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Yes , Adolf Hitler took the original design for the Volkswagen Beetle from the brainchild of a Jewish engineer, the Jerusalem Post reports. Historian Paul Schilperoord claims in his forthcoming book The True History of the Beetle that a prototype Josef Ganz designed in the late '20s had many of the Beetles distinctive features, such as a rear-mounted engine. He even called the completed prototype, constructed in 1931, the Maikfer, or "May-Beetle."
Hitler saw a later version of the Maikfer prototype at a Berlin motor show in 1931 and ordered Ferdinand Porsche to create a similar car, according to Schilperoord. "He obscured the fact that a Jew was behind the car's design," Schilperoord said. He later had Ganz arrested on trumped-up charges. Ganz escaped safely to Switzerland but never gained recognition for his design. He died in 1967.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 05 Feb '11 04:43 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by uv dabholkar, 05 Feb '11 04:35 pm

 
  
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Is it so ? have any evidence to p[rove this statement.
Answered by ts, 05 Feb '11 04:35 pm

 
  
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