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This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller. But in , the Germans found out that there was a considerable discrepancy between the 1,5 million Reichsmark of Dutch participations held in HAIC as had been stated and the actual, true value, which turned out to be to million RM.
This is not, however, a conclusion drawn by Simone Derix. One begins to wonder what there was actually left to confiscate from Fritz Thyssen once he fled Germany at the onset of war in Derix admits that his flight happened not least because he preferred to complete his self-interested financial transactions from the safety of Switzerland, with the help of Heinrich Blass at Credit Suisse in Zurich.
For Simone Derix to point this out on behalf of the Thyssen organisation is significant; even if she fails to draw any appropriate conclusions, as they would most likely be at odds with her blue-sky remit. Truly, and in the words of the far more experienced Harald Wixforth no less: Apparently they travelled from Genua, sailing on But what exactly were those wishes? The hubristically delusional Fritz obviously thought he could get rid of Hitler as easily as he had helped him get into power.
Which makes one wonder, why German historians previously felt the need to misrepresent these facts. It illustrates the seriousness in which he was considered to have been guilty of albeit blue collar war crimes, which should have been punishable by incarceration:. Thyssen suffered a collapse and had to go into medical care. In that court, as befitting his insincere character, Fritz Thyssen described himself as penniless. After studying chemistry in Zurich and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he became an assistant at a research laboratory of the Shell Petroleum Company in St Louis.
He then wrote his dissertation at Budapest University and began working in natural resources deposit research. In , Seismos was bought for 1.
So, of no little importance for a company which so far, in Thyssen-backed histories, had been portrayed, if at all, as being of little consequence. And not for the secretive Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza either, whose son Heini Thyssen shortly after the war would get his Swiss lawyer Roberto van Aken to lie to the US visa application department thus: From Februar , Armaments and Munitions Minister Albert Speer recommended all possible support for the development of rockets. While Simone Derix entirely fails to address any aspects of this topic, the lawyer and historian Frank Baranowski has unearthed a highly important document and explains on his website: Deutsche Bank negotiated the transfer of the share capital of 1 million Reichsmark into various hands.
The majority was acquired by the solicitor and notary Paul Langkopf of Hanover , RM , which was most likely done on the orders of a client who wished to remain anonymous.
MABAG came to see itself as a company entirely geared to the production of armaments, ….. It just so happens that Paul Langkopf was a professional whose services had been engaged by various members of the Thyssen family over the years. The secrecy of the transaction fits his style completely. Finally Simone Derix covers two other important topics in her book — as did we, albeit to a different degree -; namely: In both matters, members and associates of the Thyssen family played questionable roles, using their high-level diplomatic and other positions, to help the Thyssens play off one host nation against another, in their pursuit of limitless personal advantage.
Kouwenhoven, general representative of Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, copyright Stadsarchief Rotterdam.
Three Thyssen brothers in harmony: Stephan Thyssen-Bornemisza with his wife Ingeborg, Hanover, ca. Other members included Roland Freisler and Heinrich Himmler. He writes that Thyssen never put any serious time and effort into the posts and never became involved in actual decision making.
But ignorance is no defence in a court of law and these were not any institutions. It came into effect on 1 January This means that Fritz Thyssen gave his official support to an institution that was responsible for the forced sterilisation of , German citizens. By extension, his function as a national role model helped bolster and legitimise the fundamental corruption of medical and legal ethics that formed the basis of the implementation of the Holocaust of 11 million Jews, Slavs, Russians, Romani people, as well as disabled, homosexuals, communists, christians and freemasons of German and foreign ethnicity.
To this day, the victims of the Nazi forced sterilisation programme, including the Federal Cross of Merit holder Dorothea Buck-Zerchin , have not been recognised in law as victims of Nazi persecution and have not received adequate compensation. This might of course be due to lingering Nazi continuities. They thus persistently reject the request to fairly lighten the load of remembrance carried by the German people.
Holocaust remembrance must acknowledge that German people were also victims of the Holocaust. They also finally need to express remorse.
A Pakistani Christian condemned to life imprisonment. Nowadays confused looking for books. Moreover, the Industrial Policy Communication Update intends to promote a stronger European industry. Reform and the lack of worker protection in Spain: La situazione delle minoranze religiose in Pakistan continua tuttavia ad essere motivo di grave preoccupazione. Serious risk of speculation by foreign funds to the detriment of over-indebted households.
Dorothea Buck-Zerchin, a prominent victim of the Nazi forced sterilisation programme, which Fritz Thyssen officially supported photo copyright Miguel Ferras, taz newspaper Berlin. Two years ago, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, with the consent of its board member Georg Thyssen-Bornemisza and the support of the ThyssenKrupp company archives , finally started releasing a series of ten books anything around pages in total!
So far, three books have appeared two of which were doctoral thesis and were reviewed by us: We will thus be postponing our review until the end of the series, not least because another tome, out sometime around ? The remaining books of the series to be published are on the one hand: And finally, four books, whose publication dates remain so far undisclosed: Almost in parallel, ThyssenKrupp or thyssenkrupp as it is now known, with its new, filigree logo has seen a major image change campaign taking hold under Heinrich Hiesinger who, since taking over as chief executive in , has been fighting on several fronts against huge deficits from past mismanagement and corruption scandals, as well as the rapid decline of the European steel-making sector.
I was not overwhelmed by it. I was overwhelmed by my father-in-law, and how he kept the family together. Of course, it is not the Habsburg family history that is difficult to accept. It is the history of her own, the Thyssen family and their industrial and banking endeavours from which her fortune came, that Francesca Thyssen should, in fact, start being sufficiently humble to concern herself with.
A symbol of their fast disappearing corporate identity. In view of its importance we make no apology for the length of this review. Instead, it has always claimed to have remained largely uninvolved in the manufacture of arms and ordnance and the use of forced labour. It has also claimed not to have supported Hitler or to have stopped supporting him at some point. It has even gone as far as putting itself on one level with the victims of the regime, by saying that it too had been persecuted and expropriated.
Additionally, the Thyssen-Bornemisza branch of the family claimed to be Hungarian and thus have nothing whatsoever to do with Germany. But those were all fake claims designed simply to divert attention away from the facts. In view of their overarching industrial and financial power and privilege, Fritz Thyssen and Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza had an overwhelming responsibility to behave with due respect towards their fellow men. In this we believe they failed as a result of their relentless greed, financial opportunism and amoral arrogance. But these flimsy pages with their incomplete index only personal, not corporate, which makes it so difficult to examine and analyse only go a small way in rectifying the official record, and do not meet the standards of an international perspective.
In reality the subject appears to have been hidden intentionally, as far as possible, in order to fend off unwelcome publicity and possible compensation claims alike. As German workers were sent off to be soldiers, they were replaced by a total of 14 million foreign workers, including women and children, over the period of the war, and, at Thyssen enterprises, these worked at ratios of between one and an astonishing two thirds at Walsum mine, as we first reported of total staff.
According to the size of the Thyssen enterprises, in all anything up to several tens of thousands of forced labourers would have been working there, yet Dr Urban does not even attempt to put a total figure on it. Meanwhile, the fact that at Thyssen in Hamborn they are now said to have produced much bigger quantities of grenade steel than at the Krupp works in Rheinhausen is lost in the small print.
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