Volkswagen will always have to answer for its past, the company being a product of the Nazi Germany era of the late 1930s. Though the company today is totally different from the one that sprang up at that time, its past simply cannot be forgotten.
The company was faced with another reminder of that this week, when a photo appeared on Twitter showing that a wall inside a Mexican dealership was displaying a poster celebrating the legendary Beetle, taken during the Nazi era. On the poster, the swastika was clearly visible.
Without delay and without hesitation, the German firm broke its ties with the distributor, which is located in Mexico City.
In a statement, the Mexican division of Volkswagen condemned the images in question and underlined its commitment to defending human dignity.