Sunday, July 08, 2018

Suave man about town

Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0276, Hans Heinrich Lammers.jpg
Hans Lammer (1879-1962) in SS uniform
Today is the birthday of famed German fashion designer, Hugo Boss (1885-1948). Boss was a member of the Nazi Party, When the Nazi regime took power in 1933, his company designed uniforms for the SA, the Waffen SS, the Hitler Youth, the postal service, rail employees and later the Wehrmacht.

During the Second World War, he used forced labour in his factories. After the war Boss was tried and fined for his involvement with the Nazis. Years later, the company apologised for its Nazi past.

By Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2008-0276 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, Link

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