While posting in another thread about the recently arrested Hans Lipschis for crimes at Auschwitz, someone mentioned a fact i'd forgotton, that IBM
made their first computer to keep count of the prisoners in the death camps.
Then i started to think, how many more "household names" made it big using slave labour from the camps, or through contracts with the nazi's and the
result was a little surprising.
used prisoners of war and slave labour. He was an "avowed nazi", who had photo's of he and
Hitler on his wall. In 1946 he was fined 100,00 marks, lost his voting rights and his capacity to run a business, due to the fact he was an early
member of the nazi party and a "beneficiary of nacional socialism". He made the smartest SS and Hitler Youth uniforms in all of the Riech.
(I just knew that "deaths head" insignia had too much class for combat)
Kurt Schmitt, director of Allianz until 1933 was Hitlers Riechs ecomonic minister from 1933
until 1935. He joined the SS in 1935.
They insured Auschhwitz and complied with the regime from the 1930's until the fall of the Riech.
was still trading with the Nazi's long after the war started buying
directly from Germany, occupied France and Hungary, a German ally.
For 1943 alone the US embassy in London described the purchases as "fairly substancial from enemy territory".
, yes the famous aspirin makers made something that took all
the pain away from 6,000,000 inmates of the death camps, ZYKLON B
the cyanide based pesticide used
in the gas chambers. They also funded and aided Josef Mengele's experiments.
labour massivly throught the war.
, yes i was disgusted to, but not suprised. Coke played both sides for a while until the syrup
run out in Germany in 1941 and they could import due to restrictions. So, they invented a new fruit flavoured drink for the Nazi's..FANTA, the
unofficial drink of a new generation - of Hitler Youth.
The Luftwaffe needed tetraethyl lead gas. Standard had it. supply and demand. Without Standard, the Luftwaffe wouldn't have taken off.
, froze the accounts of jewish clients in Europe for the Nazi's and provided a banking
service for the Third Riech. They made millions of dollars in commisions of a special type of German mark they sold to Americans Nazi sympathisers of
Geman descent in the early years of the war.
RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHERS
Random House's parent company, Bertelsmann A.G., worked for the
Nazis... they published Hitler propaganda, and a book called "Sterilization and Euthanasia: A Contribution to Applied Christian Ethics" and the ever
popular "The christmas book of the Hitler Youth"
There are many many more to add but i havn't time.
I just found it amazing to think that the business's we take for granted today all have (or had) the same secret to hide.
edit on 9-5-2013 by andy1972 because: (no reason given)