Industry and Ideology: I. G. Farben in the Nazi Era

Industry and Ideology: I. G. Farben in the Nazi Era

by Peter Hayes


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The power of big business in the Third Reich economy remains one of the most important issues of that disastrous era. Drawing on prodigious research in German corporate and government archives, Peter Hayes argues that the IG Farben chemicals combine, Nazi Germany's largest corporation, proved unable to influence national policy outside the firm's sphere of expertise. Indeed, the most infamous aspects of Nazi policy occurred despite IG Farben's advocacy of alternative courses of action. Nonetheless, Farben grew rich under the Nazi regime and was directly involved in some of its greatest crimes. This edition has a new preface that incorporates new developments and research in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521368230
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1988
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Nascent Concern, 1860-1933: 1. Origins and organization; 2. The search for stability; Part II. The National Revival, 1933-6: 3. Revolution and reflation; 4. From Schacht to Göring; Part III. The Nervous Years, 1936-9: 5. Autarky and atomization; Part IV. The Nazi Empire, 1938-44: 6. Greater Germany; 7. The New Order; Part V. The Nature of War, 1939-45: 8. Commerce and complicity; Epilogue.

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