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Volksauto – the people’s car
Hitler’s idea of making a car for the working classes was revolutionary in 1930s Germany. The Volksauto (later renamed the Volkswagen, meaning “the people’s car”) was built at a price ordinary people could afford. Hitler’s decision to put the car into production also gave the German motor industry, that was struggling at the time, a much needed boost. A few weeks after Hitler’s order to build the Voksauto was given, the flagging motor trade started to recover. Unsurprisingly, 80 years on, what today we know as the Volkswagen Beetle, remains as popular, as ever. Thanks Adolf.
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