Daimler-Benz In The Third Reich

Overview

This powerful book examines the Daimler-Benz company-one of Germany's most important armament and automobile manufacturers-from its formation in 1926 to the end of World War II and reveals for the first time its close association with the Third Reich. It is a timely contribution to the history of collaboration between German business and the Nazis.
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Overview

This powerful book examines the Daimler-Benz company-one of Germany's most important armament and automobile manufacturers-from its formation in 1926 to the end of World War II and reveals for the first time its close association with the Third Reich. It is a timely contribution to the history of collaboration between German business and the Nazis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300072433
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
I Introduction 1
II Fusion and Crisis: Daimler-Benz in the 1920s 16
1 The Reception of Fordism by the German Automobile Industry
2 Rational Production and its Limits in the 1920s
3 The Depression Years
III Rearming the Reich: Daimler-Benz in the 1930s 36
1 The Economic Boom
2 The Four Year Plan and the Schell Programme
3 Daimler-Benz and Rearmament 1926-39
IV Profit and Plunder: Daimler-Benz in the Second World War - An Overview 76
1 Mobilization and the 'Blitzkrieg economy' 1939-41
2 Expansion and Expansionism: Daimler-Benz and the New Order 1940-4
3 The Speer Period and the 'Production Miracle' 1942-4
4 'Total War' and Post-War Planning 1943-5
V Chaos and Improvization: Armaments Production during the War 109
1 Arming the Luftwaffe: Daimler-Benz Motoren GmbH Genshagen 1939-45
2 Strategies for Survival: Lorry Production at Mannheim 1939-45
VI Big Business and Racial Barbarism: Labour at Daimler-Benz 1939-45 150
1 Company Social Policy 1939-45
2 The German Labour Front and Company Social Policy 1939-45
3 Prisoners of War, Forced Foreign Workers and Concentration Camp Labour at Daimler-Benz 1940-5
4 Business, Racial Barbarism and the New Order: The Flugmotorenwerk Rzeszow 1939-44
VII Business, Racial Barbarism and Self-Preservation: The Dispersal of Production 1943-5 218
1 Overview
2 The Dispersal of Sindelfingen
3 The Dispersal of Mannheim
4 Total Destruction and 'Zero Hour'? The Success of the Dispersal Programme
VIII Conclusions 247
Bibliography 253
Index 270
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