interrogation of I.G. Farben director von Schnitzler reads:
Q. What did
you do when they told you that I.G. chemicals was [sic]
being used to kill, to murder people held in concentration
A. I was
Q. Did you
do anything about it?
A. I kept it
for me [to myself] because it was too terrible .... I asked
Muller-Cunradi is it known to you and Ambros and other
directors in Auschwitz that the gases and chemicals are
being used to murder people.
Q. What did
A. Yes: it
is known to all I.G. directors in Auschwitz."
critical point is that the German industrialists financing
Hitler were predominantly directors of cartels with American
associations, ownership, participation, or some form of
subsidiary connection. The Hitler backers were not, by and
large, firms of purely German origin, or representative of
German family business. Except for Thyssen and Kirdoff, in
most cases they were the German multi-national firms — i.e.,
I.G. Farben, A.E.G., DAPAG, etc. These multi-nationals had
been built up by American loans in the 1920s, and in the
early 1930s had American directors and heavy American
American electrical industry has conquered the world, and
only a few of the remaining opposing bastions have been able
to withstand the onslaught."
Original transfer slip dated
March 2, 1933 from German General Electric to Delbruck, Shickler
Bank in Berlin, with instructions to pay 60,000 RM to the "Nationale
Treuhand" fund (administered by Hjalmar Schacht and Rudolph Hess)
used to elect Hitler in March 1933. Source: Nuremburg
Military Tribunal, document No. 391-395.
-- Wall Street
and the Rise of Hitler, by Antony C. Sutton