There is something eerie in the efficiency with which the Nazis ruled the whole country, including its population and industry, realizing their evil designs. Everyone knows about the big three corporations who collaborated with the Nazis. Hugo Boss designed the uniforms awesome SS (as well as the monotone brown shirts SA and Hitler Youth); Volkswagen punishment for Hitler designed the "Beetle" and pressed it, using forced labor; IBM has developed a punch card that was used to streamline the process of extermination of people by race and class .
However, this was not the only companies that were operating in collusion with the Nazis - the other global entities, which today can still learn, too, sold their souls to the devil in many ways - and you may be surprised at the sight of some of the names listed below.
10. Chase Bank
If you think about conspiracy Chase Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) with the Nazis is not so much and amazing. One of the main holders of its shares, Dzh.D.Rokfeller directly funded pre-war eugenic experiments the Nazis.
Between 1936 and 1941, Chase and other banks the U.S. has helped the Germans to get over 20 million in U.S. dollar terms, while earning more than $ 1.2 million commission - of which Chase pocketed half a round. In those days it was a lot of money. The fact that the German mark, to finance operations, had its origin in Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany, apparently not bothered Chase - in fact, the bank improve its business after Kristallnacht (the night in 1938, during which Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria were targeted massacres.) Chase also froze the accounts of French Jews in occupied France before the Nazis even thinking to ask him about it.
Henry Ford was itself a notorious anti-Semite, who published a fascinating collection of articles titled "The International Jew. The original global problem. " Ford even sponsored their own newspaper, which he used as an element of propaganda, accusing the Jews in World War I, and in 1938 received the Order of the merits of the German Eagle, the highest distinction of Nazi Germany, which was awarded to foreign nationals.
The German administration released a third of Ford trucks for the military needs of the German army during the war, with extensive use of prison labor. What shocks even more - perhaps servile labor was used in the production of Ford in 1940 - when the U.S. subsidiary of the company still retained full control.
8. Random House
You may not have heard of Bertelsmann AG, but you will hear about the books published by many of its subsidiaries, including Random House, Bantam Books and Doubleday. During the Nazis in power, Bertelsmann published Nazi propaganda literature, such as "sterilization and euthanasia - a contribution to applied Christian ethics." She even published works Willie Vesper, who spoke with an enthusiastic speech by burning books in 1933. In 1997, Random House became the center of another debate about Nazism, when added "personality, fanatically loyal certain activities, practices, etc. or their desire to learn "to the definition of" Nazi "in Webster's dictionary, the Anti-Defamation League that led to a statement that the publishing house" downplays and denies the bloodthirsty intent and the Nazi regime. "
When you think of Kodak, immediately before the eyes stand idyllic family photos and memories caught on film, but you should keep in mind actually - it's forced labor that was used in the company's German subsidiary during World War II. Kodak subsidiaries in neutral European countries were brisk business with the Nazis by giving them a market for their goods, and valuable foreign exchange. The Portuguese unit, even listed the profits unit in The Hague, which was then under Nazi occupation. Moreover, this company was not concerned with only one camera manufacturer - it has mastered the manufacture of fuses, detonators and other military goods for the Germans.
Fanta - flavored drink with orange, which was originally conceived for the Nazis. Quite correctly, the import of ingredients for Coke, which gives the brand its name, was limited and the control unit of Coca-Cola in Germany, Max Kite invented a new drink that could be made from available ingredients.
In 1941, Fanta debuted on the German market. Mack Kite himself was not a Nazi, but his efforts to maintain the smooth functioning unit Coca-Cola throughout the war meant that the company get hold of a fair profit and the end of the war could go back to the spread of Coca-Cola among stationed in Europe, the American soldiers.
Allianz is the twelfth largest company in the world of financial services. Not surprisingly, being established in 1890 in Germany, she was in her largest insurer, when the Nazis came to power. As such, it was quickly tied things with the Nazi regime. Its director, Kurt Schmitt was also minister of economy, Hitler, and the company provides insurance facilities and staff of Auschwitz. Its CEO is responsible for the practice of paying compensation insurance was destroyed as a result of Kristallnacht, the Nazi state of Jewish property rather than the eligible beneficiaries. In addition, the company has worked closely with the Nazi government in tracking life insurance policies of German Jews sent to death camps, and during the war in favor of the insured property the Nazis seized from the same Jewish people.
While Bayer and is infamous due to the fact that began as a gas producer unit Zyklon B, used by the Nazis in gas chambers, it is not the only pharmaceutical company with skeletons in the closet. The Swiss chemical company Ciba, and Sandoz merged to form a Novartis, famed for its first drug Ritalin (the infamous psychostimulant that is widely used in the U.S. to treat childhood hyperactivity, approx. Mixednews). In 1933, the Berlin branch of Ciba the powers of all the members of its Board of Directors of the Jewish nationality, and replaced them more "acceptable" Aryan personnel; Meanwhile, Sandoz was engaged in similar activities for its own Chairman. During the war the company produced for the Nazis dyes, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Novartis frankly his guilt and tried to make amends for its characteristic of other companies accomplices way - sacrificing $ 15 million compensation fund to Swiss victims of Nazism.
In 2000, Nestlé in connection with the use of it at the time of slave labor in the fund paid out more than 14.5 million dollars to settle claims by victims of its actions and those of Holocaust survivors and Jewish organizations. The firm made the admission that in 1947 it acquired a company that enjoyed during the war, forced labor, and also stated: "There is no doubt either one can assume that some corporations in the group Nestlé, operating in countries controlled by National Socialist (Nazi) regime, exploited the forced laborers. " Nestlé in 1939 in Switzerland, provided financial assistance of the Nazi Party, as a result of winning a lucrative contract to supply the chocolate to the needs of the entire German army during World War II.
BMW admitted to use during the war forced 30 000 unskilled workers. These prisoners of war, forced laborers and prisoners of concentration camps produced engines for the Luftwaffe and so were forced to help the regime to protect themselves from those who tried to save their own. In wartime, BMW has focused exclusively on the manufacture of airplanes and motorcycles, not claiming to be anything else but to be a supplier of military vehicles for the Nazis.
1. General Electric (GE)
In 1946, the U.S. government has imposed a fine on General Electric for its misconduct during wartime. Together with Krupp, a German industrial company, General Electric deliberately overstated the price of tungsten carbide, which is a vital material for the machining of metals needed for the war effort. However, being fined a total of some 36,000 dollars, General Electric has made itself only to this fraud about a half million dollars, thus preventing the mobilization and raising the price of victory over Nazism. GE, moreover, before the war broke out, bought a stake in Siemens, has made itself an accomplice than the use of slave labor for the construction of the very gas chambers, where they found their end, many sick workers.
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