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IKEA, NAZIS and SLAVE LABOR


One of the places famous for serving "Swedish" meatballs is Ikea. "Those famous Swedish meatballs you get in Ikea are actually Turkish, admits Swedish government," tweeted TRT World, Turkey's publicly funded international television news channel. Ikea is a super evil Nazi Swedish company.



Ikea's founder Ingvar Kamprad (who only died last year) was a MASSIVE NAZI. Around the same time he started Ikea, Kamprad joined Sweden's fascist movement. He regularly attended meetings with pro-Nazi extremist groups, maintained a long-running friendship with a leading Swedish fascist and, according to some accounts, was an active member of the Swedish version of the Hitler Youth.

On numerous occasions, the Swedish billionaire admitted he was once involved in the Nazi movement and apologized, blaming his activities on youthful "stupidity" and calling them his "greatest mistake." But his past dogged him until the end of his life. Some detractors accused him of trying to conceal the uglier aspects of his affiliations. Among them was Asbrink, whose book offered evidence that Swedish law enforcement had identified Kamprad as a Nazi.

"Kamprad said in 1998 that he would get everything up on the table and that there would be nothing hidden," Asbrink told the Telegraph in 2011. "Why then didn't he tell us that he was a member of the worst Nazi party, and that the police found it serious enough to create a file on him?"

The Swedish newspaper Expressen was the first to publish an account of Kamprad's involvement in Swedish fascism during World War II. In 1994, when Kamprad was in his 60s and long after Ikea had burgeoned into a global business, Expressen ran stories reporting that he had been a follower of Per Engdahl, the leader of a fascist movement that called Adolf Hitler "Europe's savior" and urged Sweden to enter the war on the side of the Axis Powers. Sweden remained neutral.

Kamprad and Engdahl became close over several years. In 1948, Kamprad bankrolled a book of Engdahl's political screeds, and two years later, he invited Engdahl to his wedding. Kamprad would later admit that he was lured into the movement by the speeches of another Swedish fascist, Sven Olov Lindholm, according to the Guardian. He was also reported to have been involved with the Nordic Youth, a Swedish pro-fascist group.

Kamprad was an active member of the Svensk Socialistisk Samling, effectively Sweden's Nazi party, and even offered his membership number, as the Telegraph described upon its publication. Asbrink found that Swedish authorities had intercepted letters from Kamprad in which he boasted about recruiting new members and said he "misses no opportunity to work for the movement," according to the Telegraph. The book further alleged that authorities believed Kamprad probably held "some sort of official position within the organization."

Just like Hitler used Jews as forced labor, Kamprad's Ikea used East German Slave labor for 30 years after WWII to build its business. A new study about forced labour in former communist East Germany shows how companies like Ikea, Siemens and Aldi profited enormously from slave workers who toiled for them in grim factory jails. In 2012 Ikea officially admitted that it sold furniture which had been produced by prisoners of the German Democratic Republic, Soviet Russia's most hardline ally in the eastern bloc.



Ikea was not alone. The study shows that a substantial portion of the West German 'economic miracle' came as a result of the slaves put to work in the east with 6,000 firms in all using them. The Germans officially admitted using slave labor in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Their economy was based on SLAVE LABOR until the Berlin Wall fell.

A political prisoner in Naumburg, told investigators that he was sent to VEB Metallwaren Naumburg, one of East Germany's state-owned enterprises. He was put to work placing metal pegs in chair legs and furniture rollers, and remembered seeing boxes with the Ikea logo.

The study says that cynical leaders in East Germany put prisoners to work from 1949 onwards - first in the steel mills and coal mines - and later in the factory prisons churning out the western consumer goods. The practice didn't end until the 1990s. Throughout that entire period Ikea - as well as many West German Companies - was profiting from SLAVE LABOR.

Jochen Staadt, a professor at the Free University of Berlin, said it was well known at the time that East Germany was using prisoners to work in factories but that West Germany encouraged the production of goods in the East because it allowed the East because costs were lower. IE, you can make a lot of money off of SLAVES.