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From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich
     

From Cooperation to Complicity: Degussa in the Third Reich

by Peter Hayes
 

ISBN-10: 0521782279

ISBN-13: 9780521782272

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Degussa corporation played a pivotal role in the processing of plundered precious metals in Nazi-occupied Europe and controlled the production and distribution of Zyklon B, the infamous pesticide used to gas the inmates of Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps, during the Third Reich. Peter Hayes traces the extent of the corporation's involvement in these

Overview

The Degussa corporation played a pivotal role in the processing of plundered precious metals in Nazi-occupied Europe and controlled the production and distribution of Zyklon B, the infamous pesticide used to gas the inmates of Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps, during the Third Reich. Peter Hayes traces the extent of the corporation's involvement in these and other Nazi war crimes, including the Aryanization of Jewish-owned property and the exploitation of forced labor, and delineates the motivations for such conduct.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521782272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of abbreviations; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction and overview; 2. The company, the party and the regime; 3. Aryanization; 4. Autarky and armament; 5. Precious metals for the Reich; 6. War production and spoliation; 7. Forced labour; 8. Degesch and Zyklon B; 9. War's end and aftermath; Appendices; Index.

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