Business is the way in wartime. Time flourished and even millions of people in Nazi concentration camps that business was being affected by the devastating effects of the war. Most of these companies continue to exist and flourish today. Some of these companies had admitted their past and paying fees in multi-million fund for Holocaust victims.
1. Deutsche Bank
Israel, according to Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States commissioned the Committee, Deutsche Bank Reichsbank had purchased 4,446 kilograms of gold. The Central Bank during the war. At that time, gold was estimated at more than five million dollars.
One of these purchases, Deutsche Bank “Melmer 744 kg of gold was achieved”. Melmer according to Bruno Melmer gold concentration camps and the SS officer who was taken away from the prisoners was repaired after the bullion bars.
Another part of the Deutsche Bank in Nazi war Adolf Hitler was given a loan. The loan was used for the construction of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The period August – November 1942, 363,211 Jews were killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
In 1998, Deutsche Bank AG accepted the moral responsibility for their own affairs “darke during
1937, the luxury car maker Daimler Benz DB 601 was manufactured aircraft engines and LG3000 truck accessories such weapons. Where the aircraft engine had been in hiding in a forest south of Berlin, Daimler plant.
In 1942, production is focused on preparing for the Navy, Air Force and components that were used for the military. Military vehicles and thus require many workers, it was also on the rise.
In the beginning, Daimler-Benz hired women to fill, but it still was not enough. Daimler-Benz had used forced labor to work for them. Even prisoners of war prisoners, hostages and concentration camps were closed for plants where closed.
The prisoners were locked in barracks, camps, bad. Concentration camp prisoners were observed by the SS and they were very inhumane conditions. He was loaned to others for money. Daimler-Benz 63,610 were forced from ordinary citizens or if they were prisoners of war or concentration camps.
After the war, Daimler admitted links the past with the Nazis and to provide active care “, Responsibility and Future”, German Industry Foundation, which aims to provide humanitarian assistance to forced labor during the war, have participated in the initiative.
During World War II, Audi, known as the Giant Group Auto Union, which was used by thousands of concentration camp labor. A management company that will receive services from 3,700 people in concentration camps. Aside from the concentration camps, had worked at the plant for another 16,500 slaves.
It was when all the information collected was an economic historian, studied the history department head of Audi Rudolph Boch of Germany and Martin kukusky University. Audi he had access to the archives for the cleaning of the history of the firm.
The study of more than twenty thousand forced laborers worked in auto-Saxon union activities and that the concentration camps, including nearly a fifth of the population was revealed.
In concentration camps in Germany were very poor. Most of the slaves lived in France most unheated barracks.
Disabled workers will be sent to the Flossenbürg concentration over again and replaced by the numbers of prisoners.
Before the war, 688 German prisoners of war were sent to the death march, half die before them.
Audi had admitted guilt in times of war and slave paid millions in a fund for workers and children.
Guenther Quandt, whose family owns BMW had used forced labor in his arms factories.
May 1,1933, Guenther joined the Nazi Party, Hitler was the supreme control in Germany it was only a month. After he was awarded the many lucrative state agreements. The company’s war was his business. He acquired many Jewish companies through firms “Aryanisation”.
In 1937, a guide entitled Guenther Wehrwirtschaftsfuhrer, arms economy was bestowed with a title granted.
After long years of silence, was admitted to the BMW 2001 used forced labor to the company. Gabriele Quandt, that his grandfather Guenther ammunition, used under fifty thousand slave workers to work in Boat batteries and artilleries admitted.
Russian prisoners of war and forced laborers were mostly even been forced to work for Ukraine slaves company.
One area where the execution of the BMW plants in Hanover. This area was displeased that hang over their own forced labor.
Gabriel declared wrong to ignore what happened in the past.
Siemens gas chambers eventually forced laborers were known to forced labor during the Holocaust to create killing.
Zyklon B, was originally a pesticide that was used for the elimination of the Jews in the gas chambers. In Germany, Zyklon means “cyclone” a very toxic gas man, woman and child had died.
In the fall of 1941, the Maximilian Grabner, the head of the political department at Auschwitz, ordered Zykon B gas chamber opening room. Were involved in the gas 200 – 250 Jews, including children. During killed with poison gas, was called to help, but after a few minutes, silence gripped the room.
In 2001, the company had tried to use the word “Zykon” a new line of products that includes the oven, but the move was seen as insensitive. Later, he withdrew his application.
Siemens had expressed its deep regret and started a fund for victims and their families.
From 1933 to 1944, IG Farben was considered the largest investment of the Nazi party, he played a key role 81 million Reichsmark. IG Farben was created in earnings in all their branches. He provided the Nazis and its allied bombers with IG Farben petrol.
The company had built a plant near Auschwitz concentration camp for forced labor. Two million dollars for the construction of concentration camps were used. Auschwitz, Monowitz and adjacent to the factory, thousands of prisoners had died. It was estimated that there were 370,000 prisoners died due to food shortages and poor working conditions.
IG was Farben AGFA, including BASF, Hoechst and Bayer. Other smaller German companies were part of the union. IG Farben was the largest lead role as a major chemical company.
When Hitler gained power, his ultimate goal was to destroy 600,000 Jews. Once they have been identified Jews, and they will face punishment. The computers at this time, however, the records of the church and the government would be impossible to find all the Jews data. In 1933, a computer was invented yet.
But even if there are no computers, and the company had created a punch and sorting systems. Punch cards and sorting system was a pioneer of the computer and it was created by IBM.
IBM Germany or had been known as Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen GESELLSCHAFT (Dehomag) design provided with the staff and Technologic support the Nazis. Technologic humanitarian disaster relief in the form of automation.
In other parts of Europe were two machines that are placed in Germany and several other thousands. IBM concentration camps used automation systems.
IBM: the punched cards used in automation systems were available in one source.
With the information gathered in the IBM punch cards, sets Jews were identified. Jews Nazis, was deported hunger and ghettoized.
8. Hugo Boss
Participation of Hugo Boss, the company owner has been subject for years. That Hugo Boss was smart black uniform design for the SS was not a myth. However, there is no truth to the myth. Black uniform design that worked with Walter what the heck is used in the senior SS officer Karl Diebitsch 1932.
Hugo Boss clothing design, even if not here, he was one who designed it.
He asked his garment factory started, the organization of his early customers “National Socialist part”, then the boss to Brown Shirts which is referred to as the Nazis in 1924, born Rudolf was.
April 1, 1931, Bass had joined the Nazi Party. He joined the party for two reasons. He said that as an executive, it would be good to win contracts from the Nazis. Similarly, the idea that Hitler was the only person left Germany.
By 1933, boss paramilitary wing of the Nazi SS, Hitler Youth and was known to Brownshirts, clothes.
After the business was doing well in 1938 that produced the uniforms of the army. In 1940, he earned 1,000,000 Reichsmark.
As I began to grow their business, they need more employees. Sadly, in 1940, the Boss 140 was used for eight months of forced labor. This number was increased by another four prisoners of war with France.
After the war, Hugo Boss was fined 100,000 marks for his support of Nazism. To surrender its right to vote and to run away from the business, he appealed and continued their business. Hugo Boss died in 1948.
The company in 1999 had contributed to a fund that would compensate forced laborers. (Source)
According to the US after the war was declared National Archives files, subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company was traded with Nazi Germany.
Kodak had used slave labor in Germany. Berlin Kopenick the plant two hundred eighty slave labor and slave labor was Kodak’s Stuttgart plant.
A Kodak subsidiary in Portuguese had aided the Nazis in another way. The Hague, in the middle of 1942 to the profit of the company branch is occupied by the Nazis.
Kodak branch in Spain in 1942, imported items from Germany bought and paid seventeen thousand Reichsmark.
Wilhelm Keppler, “Kodak by US intelligence from Hitler’s personal economic adviser, because of personal and business connections with the firm was known as a man”. Keppler, who was advised Kodak to its Jewish employees.
Bertelsmann is one of the main division of Penguin Random House is an international media company. The company was established in 1835 and it formed a deep relationship with Adolf Hitler’s regime.
Bertelsmann had published papers and books containing explicit anti-Jewish sentiment. Part of the propaganda publications that focuses on youth. And “exciting series,” “Hitler were published to promote the teaching of the Christmas book” Nazi Youth.
It was also known that Heinrich Mohn, then company president, SS, Hitler’s concentration camps and was donated to the Special Forces. Mohn’s, was not included in the Nazi Party, he was a member of the SS symbol was with patrons, the Nazi political arrangements.
After that I had a direct use of Jewish slave labor in Latvia and Lithuania company has studied the role of the Nazi war Bertelsmann was also detected by a commission.
The company was the Propaganda Ministry and the largest publisher of German troops who had nineteen million printed books.
Bertelsmann his role during the war it was much regretted.