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FACT-CHECK: Is Klaus Schwab Now Using a NAZI Symbol?

This is PART 4 of our series: A History of NAZI-FICATION of Ukraine

Time for a Fact Check!

Except we do real Fact Checks around here, not propaganda pieces disguised as Fact Checks like the MSM does.

And here’s the latest topic we’re investigating today: Is Klaus Schwab now using a NAZI symbol in his speeches?

You’d think that would be a headline from The Onion, but it’s not.

Sadly, this is a real question and spoiler alert: major parts of it are confirmed.

Let’s dig in…

So yesterday pictures of this APEC CEO Summit started going viral online.

Take a look:

Klaus was a speaker.

And take a look at that image behind him…

Ummmm, is that what I think it is?

Is that what we ALL think it is?

Let’s look at some other pictures:

Here’s a zoom in:

Of course, Macron was there:

And here is Klaus:

When the blue parts blend in to the blue background you can see it very clear….

It sure looks like the old NAZI symbol, doesn’t it?

It does to me, you decide for yourself…

Now let’s verify a few things.

Yes, the logo and the conference are real.

Not that any of us could stomach listening to this guy for more than 10 seconds but here’s a link to the full speech from Macron with the logo proudly visible:

Many are calling it a NAZI symbol on Twitter:

Here is a full page of Google search results to show it’s real:


Ok, so the image is real, that’s confirmed.

Does it look like a NAZI symbol to you?

Now to the question of whether Klaus Schwab is using the image.

To that we have to say it appears the image is for the conference and not Klaus directly.

So to that we rate it as incorrect that it is Anal Schwab’s image…he simply appeared at a conference where that was the logo.

I’m not making excuses for him, but it’s not fair to say it’s his logo.

But…is Klaus a good guy?


Read this:

FACT-CHECK: Was Klaus Schwab’s Father a “Close Confidant” Of Hitler?

It’s time to do a deep dive investigation!

And unlike those “Fact Checkers” in the MSM, we actually do an honest look with honest reporting.

Today’s question?

Was Klaus Schwab’s father a close friend and associate of Hitler?


And a related follow up:  Is New Schwabenland (in Antartica) related to Klaus or his father?

Let’s dig in!

Where did all of this start?

Well, I’m not sure where it necessarily started, but I do know how it got super popular, and that is the basis for most things these days: a Joe Rogan Podcast!

You gotta love Joe Rogan, especially the classic episodes.

And that’s what we have here.

So here is Sam Tripoli blowing Joe’s mind on the connection between Klaus Schwab, his father, Hitler, aliens and Antarctica!

Yes, really.

You can watch it here below and then keep reading for our analysis:

Now let’s go to Twitter.

I’m not saying any of this is confirmed yet, I’m just showing you what’s out there:

Now….what is true?

Let’s start with the basics.

Let’s go to Wikipedia and see who his father was:

Schwab was born to Eugen Wilhelm Schwab and Erika Epprecht[2][3] in Ravensburg. His parents had moved from Switzerland to Germany during the Third Reich in order for his father to assume the role of director at Escher Wyss AG.[4] Schwab’s family was monitored by the Gestapo,[5] which in 1944 also interrogated his mother (who was from Zurich) for using a Swiss accent in public.[4] He is a citizen of Germany although he has three Swiss grandparents and two Swiss brothers.[5]

That’s interesting.

His father was “Eugen”.

Kind of reminds you of the word “Eugenics” doesn’t it?

Must just be a wild coincidence!

So what else did we find?

Well….not much!

It’s actually shocking how little there is out there on Klaus’ father.

And as this next video shows, there’s almost NOTHING out there on Klaus himself before 1968…it’s as if he suddenly just appeared on the scene — because that’s normal, right?

The best information I can find — if you trust this sort of thing — is a Fact Check from Newsweek, who has debunked the story as False:

Here’s their full Report so we can let YOU decide — nothing to hide here:

As world leaders meet in Davos, Switzerland, social media users have attempted to create a familial link between the conference’s founder, Klaus Schwab, and Adolf Hitler.

Schwab, who was born in Ravensburg, Germany, in 1938 during the Nazi era, has been the target of multiple conspiracy theorists, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To that end, Twitter and Reddit users have shared claims that Schwab’s father, Eugen Schwab, was an “intimate confidant” of Germany’s infamous World War 2 leader.

The posts shared online in May, 2022, claim Klaus Schwab’s father, Eugen Schwab, was a close ally of Hitler, and include a photo of the World Economic Forum leader alongside a man in Nazi uniform.

The posts have received thousands of likes and engagements on both Reddit and Twitter.

🗣“On the left you can see the founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab.

On the right, his father, intimate confidant of Hitler, the industrialist and fascist “Eugen Schwab” in uniform. Klaus was born in Hitler’s Germany in 1938. At that time, his father was in charge

The Facts

Klaus Schwab has been a frequent target of conspiracy theorists, who have invented claims that he was related to the Rothschilds and that he wrote four billion people would die through planned epidemics.

The theory that his father was a close confidant of Hitler appears to be part of the same misinformation narratives.

To start, the photo shared online is not of Eugen Schwab, but of Nazi general Walter Dybilasz. The photo used in the post appears to be the same used in blogs cataloging details of Third Reich officers. It has been published multiple times including by someone who claims to have an original photo.

Of what little information is available online, Dybilasz is said to have been born in 1892 and died in 1950, possibly in Soviet captivity. Some sources claim he was awarded the German Cross and obtained the rank of General-major. Other spellings of his forename include Watther and Walther.

Klaus Schwab’s father, on the other hand, was the managing director of a subsidiary of Zurich-based engineering firm Escher Wyss. The history of Eugen’s relationship with Nazism in general is complex, but there is no substantive evidence of ties to high-ranking German leadership, particularly Hitler.

A fact check published by accredited German journalists dpa used Denazifaction records to uncover that Eugen Schwab was a member of some National Socialist organizations, but that alone does not prove any relationship to German high command or a belief in Nazi ideology.

While the Escher Wyss branch in Ravensburg, Germany, (which Eugen managed) used prisoners of war and forced laborers, it is not clear whether the company was forced to do so by the Nazis or because of a lack of workers.

Similarly, while Escher Wyss made a turbine for a Norwegian hydroelectric power station used in the construction of an experimental reactor for military-use plutonium, whether the Ravensburg branch did so as well is not clear.

At the end of the Second World War, as Germany attempted to remove Nazis and Nazism from public life, Schwab was acquitted before a committee investigating prominent public figures.

A translation of dpa’s work states: “…it also seems unlikely that Schwab could have successfully denied that he would have been a member of the N.S.D.A.P. (the National Socialist German Workers’ Party) if he were a prominent Nazi.”

Crucially, there appears to be no evidence to suggest that Eugen Schwab was a confidant of Hitler, as the social media posts state.

Newsweek has contacted the World Economic Forum for comment.

Now, how about New Schwabenland in Antarctica?

Or Neuschwabenland as it is sometimes spelled.

That’s an interesting name, don’t you think?

Probably just another wild coincidence!

First of all, it does exist:

But we are unable to find any information on a link to the Eugen Schwab / Klaus Schwab family.

Here’s what Wikipedia reports:

The third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–1939) was led by Alfred Ritscher (1879–1963), a captain in the German Navy. The main purpose was to find an area in Antarctica for a German whaling station, as a way to increase Germany’s production of fat. Whale oil was then the most important raw material for the production of margarine and soap in Germany and the country was the second largest purchaser of Norwegian whale oil, importing some 200,000 metric tonnes annually. Besides the disadvantage of being dependent on imports, it was thought that Germany would soon be at war, which was considered to put too much strain on Germany’s foreign currency reserves. Another goal was to scout possible locations for a German naval base.[4][5]

Flag sometimes attributed to the New Swabia, but in fact it was flag of Reichskolonialbund and common flag for all German colonies during the Nazi period (NS was the only “colony”). There is also no evidence that the flag has ever flown in this territory. [6]

On 17 December 1938, the New Swabia Expedition left Hamburg for Antarctica aboard MS Schwabenland (a freighter built in 1925 and renamed in 1934 after the Swabia region in southern Germany) which could also carry and catapult aircraft. The secret[5]expedition had 33 members plus Schwabenlands crew of 24. On 19 January 1939, the ship arrived at the Princess Martha Coast, in an area which had lately been claimed by Norway as Queen Maud Land, and began charting the region. Nazi German flags were placed on the sea ice along the coast. Naming the area Neu-Schwabenland after the ship, the expedition established a temporary base and in the following weeks teams walked along the coast recording claim reservations on hills and other significant landmarks. Seven photographic survey flights were made by the ship’s two Dornier Wal seaplanes named Passat and Boreas.[1][7] About a dozen 1.2-meter (3.9 ft)-long aluminum arrows, with 30-centimeter (12 in) steel cones and three upper stabilizer wings embossed with swastikas, were airdropped onto the ice at turning points of the flight polygons (these arrows had been tested on the Pasterze glacier in Austria before the expedition).[1][7][8] None of these have ever been recovered. Eight more flights were made to areas of keen interest and on these trips, some of the photos were taken with colour film. Altogether they flew over hundreds of thousands of square kilometers and took more than 16,000 aerial photographs, some of which were published after the war by Ritscher. The ice-free Schirmacher Oasis, which now hosts the Maitri and Novolazarevskaya research stations, was spotted from the air by Richard Heinrich Schirmacher (who named it after himself) shortly before the Schwabenland left the Antarctic coast on 6 February 1939.[9]

MS Schwabenland in 1938

German map of Antarctica (1941) showing Neuschwabenland (territorial claim)

On its return trip to Germany, the expedition made oceanographic studies near Bouvet Island and Fernando de Noronha, arriving back in Hamburg on 11 April 1939. Meanwhile, the Norwegian government had learned about the expedition through reports from whalers along the coast of Queen Maud Land. Although some, notably Norwegian writer Bjarne Aagaard and German geographer Ernst Herrmann, have claimed that Germany never actually occupied the territory, it is well documented that Germany issued a decree about the establishment of a German Antarctic Sector called New Swabia after the expedition’s return in August 1939.[2][10]

Germany never advanced any territorial claims to the region, which were abandoned in 1945.[11]

So there you go!

Newsweek marks the claim FALSE.

We believe a more accurate ranking is UNDETERMINED.


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