Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Giants Stadium Sponsor- Nazi connection

The new Giants and Jets Stadium are currently negotiating a deal with Allianz for their Stadium rights.
So, what's the big deal? Most major stadiums have sponsor deals for their stadium rights and the amount of revenue the stadiums receive is staggering. In fact, the current rumor is the New Stadium will receive between $20M and $30M a year from Allianz.
As Repoted by Richard Sandimor of the New York Times, the big deal is Allianz financed facilities and personnel at concentration camps like Auschwitz and Dachau. Kurt Schmitt, its chief executive in the 1930s, served as Hitler's second economics minister and can be seen in a photograph from a rally wearing an SS-Oberf├╝hrer’s uniform and delivering the Nazi salute with Hitler standing in front of him.
They also insured valuables taken from Jews by Nazi's and they refused to pay life insurance policies of Jews and sent the funds that was due to Jewish beneficiaries to the Nazi's (as most German insurance companies did at the time).
What the hell is Woody Johnson and the Tisch families thinking? THIS IS NYC, the Jewish Capital of the USA, not to mention it's 2008.

As the great Max Kellerman quipped on his ESPN show this AM, "I guess Klu Klux Klan Stadium was already taken".

4 comments:

The Don said...

F'n Nazis! It won't happen. Good thing we have a quality, objective paper like the NY Times on our side, right Champ?

Btw, if any Jets season ticket holders out there would like to protest by forfeiting their tix, I'll gladly buy them off you.

ThePeoplesChamp said...

The Don,

Whether it happens or not is irrelevant. It's a travesty and disgrace that it got this far. And to think, I agree with the Times?

Maybe a TPC first.

Anonymous said...

"is Allianz financed facilities and personnel at concentration camps like Auschwitz and Dachau."

This was many years ago, Volkswagon and Ford did some bad stuff too, Foed Field

Kurt Schmitt, its chief executive in the 1930s, served as Hitler's second economics minister and can be seen in a photograph from a rally wearing an SS-Oberf├╝hrer’s uniform and delivering the Nazi salute with Hitler standing in front of him.

The CEO from 55 Years ago was a bad guy. Henry Ford was worse.

They also insured valuables taken from Jews by Nazi's and they refused to pay life insurance policies of Jews and sent the funds that was due to Jewish beneficiaries to the Nazi's (as most German insurance companies did at the time).

This was bad but so many jews died that if the companies paid out they would have all been out-of-business. Again this was 55 years ago.

A company is a cmopany. Are the sins of the father visited upon the son.

ThePeoplesChamp said...

Anonymous,

You're points are very valid and logical, but real world reality acts and thinks in a much more illogical manner.

Logically, there isn't any real reason not buy German cars anymore but many, many Jews will not simply based on the idea that it is a "German car".

Allianz may have cleaned themselves of the sins of the past (although according to the article that may not be the case). The problem is public perception and that will not change. Especially in a town like NY with the predominant Jewish population that exists here.