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Business and Industry in the Third Reich : Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust - Francis R. Nicosia

Business and Industry in the Third Reich

Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

By: Francis R. Nicosia (Editor), Jonathan Huener (Editor)

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Published: 28th February 2015
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During the past decade, the role of Germany's economic elites under Hitler has once again moved into the limelight of historical research and public debate. This volume brings together a group of internationally known historians who have been at the forefront of recent research and whose articles provide an up-to-date synthesis of current knowledge in this field which is as comprehensive as it is insightful. The result is a volume that offers students and interested readers a brief but focused introduction to the role of German businesses and industries in the crimes of Hitler's Third Reich. Not only does this book treat the subject in an accessible manner, it also emerges as particularly relevant in light of current controversies over the nature of business-state relations, corporate social responsibility, and some of the negative aspects of globalization in the world today.

"This stimulating volume ...offers students and the interested general reader an excellent introduction to the topic...This very readable collection is ideally suited as a point of orientation for future research on the question of corporate behaviour and corporate social responsibility under the NS-dictatorship." - Ingo K hler, in sehepunkte 5

"With its five concise case studies, the book gives a good insights into methods, trends and results of recent research." - Historische Zeitschrift

Preface
Introduction: Business and Industry in Nazi Germany in Historiographical Contextp. 1
Financial Institutions in Nazi Germany: Reluctant or Willing Collaborators?p. 15
Banks and Business Politics in Nazi Germanyp. 43
The Chemistry of Business-State Relations in the Third Reichp. 66
The Business of Genocide: The SS, Slavery, and the Concentration Campsp. 81
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Issue of Compensation: The Case of Ford and Nazi Germanyp. 104
Writing the History of Business in the Third Reich: Past Achievements and Future Directionsp. 129
Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service, 7 April 1933p. 149
The Leadership of the German Government on the Effect on the Economy of German Policy toward the Jews, August 1935p. 151
The Launching of the Four-Year Plan, August to September 1936p. 153
The Structure of Business Organizationp. 163
Regulation for the Elimination of the Jews from the Economic Life of Germany, 12 November 1938p. 164
An "Aryanization" Contract, 27 December 1938p. 166
German Court Order Declaring Ford-Werke Enemy Property and Placing It under Nazi Custodianship, 15 May 1942p. 174
Research Findings about Ford-Werke under the Nazi Regime (Report Summary), 2001p. 176
Notes on Contributorsp. 190
Selected Bibliographyp. 192
Indexp. 202
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ISBN: 9781571816535
ISBN-10: 1571816534
Series: Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 28th February 2015
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39