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Amazon used “neo-Nazi” guards to control foreign workers

A documentary aired in Germany andflagged byBritish newspaper the Independent claims that Amazon employed security guards with neo-Nazi ties to oversee immigrant workers in its German packing and distribution centers.

Via the Independent:

The film showed omnipresent guards from a company named HESS Security wearing black uniforms, boots and with military haircuts. They were employed to keep order at hostels and budget hotels where foreign workers stayed. “Many of the workers are afraid,” the program-makers said.

Aspects of the guards' attire and the company's name carried neo-Nazi allusions, the Independent noted, and the firm's director is believed to associate with far-right groups:

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