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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz Reply with quote

I want to report a very interesting book recently published and which sheds new light on the origins of the beetle.
The book is "The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz: The Jewish Hitler's Volkswagen Engineer Behind" (RVP Publishers, 2011). The book is the result of more than five years of research by Paul Schilperoord, a Dutch technology journalist who is studying industrial design in Italy.

The book present the story of Josef Ganz, a Jewish engineer and journalist, whose designs and published work in the 1930s laid out the basics for the Volkswagen Beetle; in 1934 he was arrested by the Gestapo, chased from Germany and nearly airbrushed out of history. He ended his life in Australia in 1967, almost completely forgotten.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's being discussed here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=376311
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I missed the discussion and I will join it.
I realize that few people have read the book, and that the vast majority is skeptical about role Ganz had in the development of the concept.
In fact, the book provide a surprisingly large amount of "contemporary records" that deserves to be carefully examined before any comment be made.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

79SuperVert wrote:
It's being discussed here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=376311


Please use this thread
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