Yes! you guessed it. The man in the frame is the founder of the Volkswagen. Volkswagen was founded by Adolf Hitler, with the help of Ferdinand Porsche.
Before the rise of Hitler, the German economy was in a very bad shape; as a result people couldn’t afford to buy cars.
When Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933 he promoted the idea of a cheap, fuel-efficient car that the working man could afford. The chancellor required that the Volkswagen carry two adults and three children, go up to 60 miles per hour, get at least 33 miles per gallon, and cost only 1,000 reichsmarks. Hitler may also have named the car the Beetle. He employed the designer Porsche to adopt some of his existing plans toward this end.
On 28th of May 1937, the government of Germany, then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party–forms a new state-owned automobile company, then known as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH. Later that year, it was renamed simply Volkswagenwerk, or “The People’s Car Company.”
But by the time the factory was complete, Hitler had invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. The factory was dedicated to building military vehicles, and the people’s car fell by the wayside during World War II.
After the war, the factory ended up in the British section of occupied Germany. The British military re-opened the factory, named it Volkswagen, and finally gave control of the company to the German government.
By 1955, over 1 million cars had been built. The VW beetle started selling in the U.S., and in 1972 the people’s car overtook the Ford Model T to become the most popular car ever made.
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