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Henry Ford

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  1. Henry Ford Presented by Rena and Dennis

  2. Structure • General facts • His concerns • The Dearborn Independent (DI)‏ • Bonds to the NS • Henry Ford in BNW

  3. General facts • * 30 July 1863, Michigan • † 7 April 1947, Michigan • 1875: he had his own studio • 1878: he built his first combustion motor • 1879: he began an education as an engineer • 1893: he advanced as the chef engineer

  4. His concerns • 1896: he designed his first owndriving car • He founded the Detroit Automobile Company • Although his cars were better than others, 1901/02 the DAC was insolvent • 1903: he founded the Ford Motor Company • Ford got famous because of Barney Oldfield • 1908: the FMC released the Model T (Tin Lizzy, dt. Blechliesel)‏

  5. His Concerns • 1913: Ford invented the assembly line • 1918: Every second car was a Model T • Up to 1927: More than 15mio. Cars were built • Fords employees earned exceptionally well • Daily 5-6 $ • 1919: Fords son Edsel got new chairman • After Edsel´s death Henry took over the concern in the age of 79

  6. The Dearborn Independent • 1919 – The Dearborn Independent was bought by Henry Ford • He inhabited the DI until there was an action for slander • 1927 he closed down the DI

  7. Bonds to the NS • Ford produced vehikles for the NS- Regime (78.000 HGVs and 14.000 track vehicles)‏ • Ford factories were producing a lot of war machinery for the NS-Regime • Ford achieved the „Adlerschild des Deutschen Reiches“ as a reward for his attainments while coorperating with the NS- Regime

  8. Bonds to the NS • In addition to his award Adolf Hitler sent him his personal greetings • Some NS- officials defended themselves during the Nürnberger Prozess with Fords reading „The International Jew, the World's Foremost Problem“

  9. Henry Ford in BNW • Ford is a godly person • A difference in calculation of time: instead of AD the people in BNW are using AF (after Ford)‏ • Calculation of time starts in 1908 when the first Model T has been finished • "Our Ford" is used in place of "Our Lord"