The Swedish security police tracked Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's membership in a Swedish Nazi movement in the 1940s, one of the revelations of the business leader's Nazi past revealed in a new book.

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Written by businessavante
3003 days ago

Guys like that can never understand why their veneer of respectability fails them once they're caught, either: "Why, I'm Joe Muckamuck, a shining citizen, beloved by all" Wrong! You're just another war criminal, and now everyone knows!



Written by businessavante
3003 days ago

Hi Rivkah.

If there's one thing I know about men with a 'past' as they age, it's that they slowly go into denial (even if their past misdeeds are a lot less malignant than this guy's). By the time they're 'mature' & successful in business (why do they always seem to succeed?), they have nothing but warm remembrances about their young, criminal days. Since he's faced lesser allegations before, it's good to remind him once again of what he did - what others (and the records) haven't forgotten. It's so convenient to mistreat people (or worse, as here) and then live in a cloud of forgetfulness. Well, now he knows it's not going away - it'll dog him for the rest of his life. It's sort of like a murderer who gets nailed 40 years later - time to face the music, buddy! (Speaking of facing the music, maybe they can make him listen to Yoni's '70's "torture" music video from yesterday?)

Duncan



Written by alinisrael
3003 days ago

Rivkah,

This is not surprising news, but disturbing nonetheless. To think that someone who was an active supporter of the Nazis rose up in the corporate world to achieve such success makes you wonder. I would be interested to see how this will turn out as he says he wishes to fess up and come clean.

Alan



Written by saraib820
3003 days ago

BTW Al and Devon,

When I saw this story this morning I googled it under "news." It was being carried on four websites. I just googled it again and that number is up to 200. I guess it's spreading so we'll have to see what emerges.

Rivkah



Written by saraib820
3003 days ago

It will be interesting to see Al. Especially here where IKEA is a huge deal and Naziism -I think that's a word- hits deeply. I have my hopes up of a big scandal but as a realist, it probably will die down.

Rivkah.



Written by 9devon9
3003 days ago

Rivkah,

This is a potential blockbuster. Having ones nazi past uncovered is never good for business. Thanks for this info.

~~Devon



Written by saraib820
3003 days ago

Devon,

Considering only several hundred Nazis were tried and/or executed, there are many out there with the inconvenient background. I hope it will be a blockbuster but have my doubts.

Rivkah



Written by yoni67
3003 days ago

Just uncovered this from Mengele's diary:

"He was such a nice lad...so supportive of the Fuhrer and so good making furniture. Ahhh such good sofas, chairs, vooden tables, lighting fixtures, lamps...all at a very reasonable price. Such a good lad."

Yoni



Written by yoni67
3003 days ago

This story is in the process of breaking internationally today. I hope the chain suffers irrepairable damage from these revelations!



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