Business and the Holocaust: General Information

business and holocaustThe great majority of German businessmen behaved in a decidedly unheroic manner during the Nazi era. Most of them, especially leaders of larger companies, not only refrained from risking their lives to save Jews, but actually profited from the use of forced and slave labor, the “Aryanization” of Jewish property, and the plundering of companies in Nazi-occupied Europe.Many firms, after filling the necessary prerequisites, were allowed to come in to the camps and choose the prisoners they wanted. Even after seeing the horrible conditions in these camps –  the death, starvation, torture… they chose to  exploit some of these people  for profit.

This was not restricted to German companies. Companies in neutral countries benefited by working with both sides in the war. American and European companies found ways to circumvent local laws and to profit from doing business with the Nazis in one way or another. Though many companies have publicly apologized and paid restitution to survivors or descendants, many still obscure their part in this shameful era of history.

Business and the Holocaust
Stock Maven Research Center
Extensive links to articles, government reports and organizations

10 Companies You Didn’t Know Were Involved in the Holocaust

List of the Major Companies
Involved in the Concentration Camps.
Jewish Gen

10 Global Businesses That Worked With the Nazis
Business Pundit

Publicly Traded Companies that Benefited from
Forced or Slave Labor, 1929-1945 MSCI ESG Research Report to CalPERS

2,500 Companies – Slave Labour in the Nazi Camp System

SS Main Economic and Administrative Department
EAMO was responsible for giving companies access to prisoners for slave labor

Revealed: How the Nazis helped German companies Bosch, Mercedes, Deutsche Bank and VW get VERY rich using 300,000 concentration camp slaves
Daily Mail

11 Companies That Surprisingly Collaborated With the Nazis
11 Points

Businesses That Worked With the Nazis
The Awful Truth

List of the Major Companies Involved in the Concentration Camps
Jewish Virtual Library

How the Allied multinationals supplied Nazi Germany throughout World War II

Ford & the Nazi War Efforts
Henry Ford was no Oskar Schindler
Corp Watch

Nuremburg Firms Employing Forced Labor 1939-1945

Step-grandchildren of Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels are worth billions after inheriting industrial fortune
Daily Mail

World: Europe US banks gave Jewish money to Nazis
BBC News

Swiss firms block access to records of Nazi-era slave labor
J Weekly

German Industry and the Third Reich: Fifty Years of Forgetting and Remembering
Anti-Defamation League

Dirty Little Secrets of WWII; Neutral Nations Helped the Nazis
WW2 in Color

Co-Opting Nazi Germany: Neutrality in Europe During World War II
Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies
Anti-Defamation League

How Wall St. Bailed Out the Nazis
Consortium News

Business and the Holocaust
The Secret History of World War II
Part VII: Cloaked Business – How Allied companies covered their deals with the Axis
Stock Maven Research Group

Companies Affiliated With Concentration Camps

Big Business and the Holocaust
Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies
Anti-Defamation League

Insurance in the Nazi Occupied Czech Lands
The Phenomenon Holocaust Project

Sworn Statement in which Former Reichsbank Employee Albert Thoms Reports on the Bank’s Receipt of Valuables Taken from Death Camp Victims (May 26, 1948)
German History in Documents and Images

YouTube Video: (44:52)
“The Dawes Plan, Wall Street’s Financing Of German Cartels, And Adenauer’s Right Hand Man”
Based on the Book:
“Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler” by Antony C. Sutton

YouTube Video: (43:46)
Hitler’s American Business Partners


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