The corporate preparations for World War II started as early as 1925, when Bayer, BASF, Hoechst and other German multinationals formed a cartel called “IG Farben Industry”. The declared goal of this cartel was to obtain control of the global markets in the key industrial sectors of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals. Already in 1925, when this cartel was founded, its corporate value surpassed 11 billion Reichsmark and it employed more than 80,000 people. In 1933 IG Farben became the largest financier of the Nazis rise to power. And in the following years this German chemical/pharmaceutical cartel became the corporate accomplices in the preparations for the military conquest of Europe.
The records of the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal document that Bayer, BASF and Hoechst gave more than 80 million Reichsmark to the Nazis and their sub-organizations. In return for this “investment” IG Farben took over the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries in the countries occupied during WWII with the ultimate goal to create and dominate a “European Market” form Lisbon to Sofia.
In Auschwitz , IG Farben built the largest industrial complex in Europe to produce the chemicals and explosives for the WWII Eastern front. This 24 square kilometer industrial complex - as well as the massive expansion of the nearby concentration camps as a reservoir of slave labor - was financed with credits of almost one billion Reichsmark by Deutsche Bank. Bayer’s pharmaceutical division was using the thousands of prisoners in deadly experiments to test their patented chemicals as “chemotherapy.”
During the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal 24 managers of IG Farben Industry were tried for crimes against humanity and many of them were sentenced. US Prosecutor Telford Taylor summarized the role of this chemical cartel during the Nuremberg Tribunal in the following way: without IG Farben, the Second World War would not have been possible. With the beginning of the Cold War, some of the IG Farben executives that stood trial in Nuremberg were reinstated into the highest positions of German industry. Karl Wurster, chairman of Degesch - the manufacturer of Cyclone B for the gas chambers of Auschwitz - became chief executive of BASF. Fritz ter Meer, the Bayer and IG Farben director convicted in Nuremberg for genocide and slavery crimes committed in Auschwitz , was released from prison after only four years. 10 years after he was sentenced as a war criminal in Nuremberg he was chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer again.
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Offered for sale is a
VERY RARE ORIGINAL I.D. DOCUMENT OF A WORKER AT INFAMOUS
I.G. FARBEN COMPANY AT AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP
Offered for sale is an extremely rare worker's ID document from a non-Jewish German woman who was an apprentice at the I.G. Farben company in Auschwitz, something we have never seen before in all the years. I.G. Farben was one of the companies that took advantage of the cheap labor that was steadily supplied by nearby Auschwitz concentration camp. The ID was issued very late in the war, on 23 November 1944, to Emma Oberhauser. She was an apprentice of business management (Kaufm. Anlehrling) at the I.G. Farben company since 30 September 1943 and in November of 1944 she was transfered to Auschwitz. The document is laminated but that was done in 1944 when the ID was issued, not postwar. It also has a small hole punched at the top for a string, so that the ID could be worn around the neck at all times while on the premises. A very rare document of which we will probably not be able to find another! Full money back guarantee for authenticity.
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