Such a controversial topic should come with a disclaimer. In no way shape or form by me posting this I agree with the horrible atrocities that were
done. They were a sadly misguided people who in the end got what was coming to them. Behind the madness though they set some policies that were
quite impressive by todays standards. In some crazy way they set the standards for some common things we now use and aspire to today.
Banning of Vivisection
Nazi Germany was the first country to ban vivisection in the world, enacting a total ban in April 1933. Nazis such as Hermann Goering, Heinrich
Himmler and Adolf Hitler were very concerned about animal conservation, particularly pertaining to how animals were butchered. Most current laws in
Germany, and indeed the world, are derived from the laws put forth by the Nazi Party. (Incredibly ironic how they defended the way animals were
butchered and how they cruelly slaughtered Catholics, homosexuals, gypsies and jews.)
The Nazis cared about the native German people as well as the native German animals. In 1934, a national hunting law was passed to regulate how
many animals could be killed per year and to establish proper "hunting seasons". These hunting laws have now been applied in most Western
The Nazis banned smoking in restaurants and public transportation systems, citing public health, and severely regulated the advertising of
smoking cigarettes. There was also a high tobacco tax. Several health organizations in Germany even claimed at the time smoking heightened the risks
of miscarriages by pregnant women. Now a commonly known fact.
Established as the first freeway system in the world, the autobahn was a revolutionary feat of engineering that forever changed the way humans
travel. Hundreds of countries have emulated the system Hitler put into place, including America and Britain. Forever connecting rural, suburban and
city folk with commuting on a highway. A chance for even the farmer to have a city job.
Literally meaning "People's Car", this vehicle was presented as a car that every German citizen could afford to buy. One of the most popular
vehicles in the world, known for reliability(yeah right), stylish design and ease of use.
Contributions in Fashion
The founder of Adidas, Adolf Dassler (whose nickname was Adi), was a Nazi. He produced shoes for the Wehrmacht during the war, as well as
providing American and Nazi athletes with his footwear during the Berlin Olympics. Jesse Owens won the sprinting event wearing Adolf Dasslers shoes.
Adolf Dassler had a brother named Rudolf Dassler. He founded another shoe company called Puma. Hugo Boss was a Nazi who, from 1934 was an official
supplier of uniforms to the SA, SS, Hitler Youth, NSKK and other party organizations.
By far the saddest topic on here and a perfect choice to close this thread. Through the use of torture, the Nazis discovered information that is
still used discretely by doctors today. They were able to experiment on patients without backlash from the community. Gathering information that
would have never been obtained by a more civil people. My wife has even informed me that her medical textbooks have a lot of information cited from
In a closing note. I do not condone hatred, bigotry or rascism. It is just a topic of discussion and nothing more.
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