The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Economic War Against the Jews: The Expropriation of Jewish-Owned Property

The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Economic War Against the Jews: The Expropriation of Jewish-Owned Property

by Harold James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521027306

ISBN-13: 9780521027304

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This book examines the role of the Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest financial institution, in the expropriation of Jewish-owned enterprises during the Nazi dictatorship, both in the existing territories of Germany and in the area seized by the German army during World War II. The author uses new and previously unavailable materials, many from the bank's own archives,…  See more details below

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"This book examines the role of the Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest financial institution, in the expropriation of Jewish-owned enterprises during the Nazi dictatorship, both in the existing territories of Germany and in the area seized by the German army during World War II. The author uses new and previously unavailable materials, many from the bank's own archives, to examine policies that led to the eventual genocide of European Jews. How far did the realization of the vicious and destructive Nazi ideology depend on the acquiescence, the complicity, and the cupidity of existing economic institutions and individuals? In response to the traditional argument that business cooperation with the Nazi regime was motivated by profit, this book closely examines the behavior of the bank and its individuals to suggest other motivations. No comparable study exists of a single company's involvement in the economic persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027304
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface of the Historical Commission Appointed to Examine the History of the Deutsche Bank in the Period of National Socialism
Author's Preface
Selected Abbreviations Used in the Text
1Business and Politics: Banks and Companies in Nazi Germany1
2The Structure, Organization, and Economic Environment of Deutsche Bank11
3National Socialism and Banks21
4The Problem of "Aryanization"36
5Deutsche Bank and "Aryanization" in the Pre-1938 Boundaries of Germany43
6Deutsche Bank Abroad: "Aryanization," Territorial Expansion, and Economic Reordering127
7Jewish-Owned Bank Accounts196
8The Profits of the Deutsche Bank204
9Some Concluding Reflections211
Notes219
Bibliography245
Index255

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