West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past: 1945 - 1955

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2004 - History - 352 pages
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In the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, West German industrialists faced a major crisis in their public image. With mounting revelations about the use of forced and slave labor, the "Aryanization" of Jewish property, and corporate profiteering
  

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Contents

A Company Encounters the Past The Case of Siemens
1
The Beginnings of a Collective Identity
36
Creating the New Industrialist
78
Selling the New Industrialist
113
Industry Culture and the Decline of the West
141
Trade Unions Workers and the New Social Partnership
163
Krupp the United States and the Salvation of West German Industry
185
The New Industrialist and West German Memory
220
Notes
229
Bibliography
275
Index
299
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S. Jonathan Wiesen is associate professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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