connections to Allopathy
LECTURE BY MR. G.
The Insidious IG Farben Story
I.G. Farben. I.G. Farbenindustrie AG German Industry and the Holocaust
Notwithstanding the presence on the IGF board of several Jewish members,
and the fact that even after 1933 Nazi propaganda continued for a time to attack
IGF as an example of an international Jewish firm that was exploiting its
workers, the contacts between IGF’s management and the government became
increasingly close, since the products of the great chemical conglomerate were
an indispensable element in the Nazi’s drive to re-arm.
The Four- Year plan proposed by Hitler in 1936, which
intended to put the entire German industry on a war footing, further enhanced
IGF’s influence. A member of the board, Carl Krauch, was given a leading
position in the organisation, headed by Goering that had the task of
implementing the Four – Year Plan. By this time the company was also adapting
itself to the regime’s ideological requirements; in 1933 Bosch had still
objected – although in vain – to the removal of Jewish scientists from
the company and from various scientific institutions, but by 1937 no Jews
were left in the IGF executive or on its board of directors.
Hell's Cartel: IG Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine by Diarmuid
The Crime and Punishment of I.G.
Farben: The Unholy Alliance Between Hitler and the Great Chemical Combine by
Borkin J.New York: Barnes & Noble, 1997.
I.G. Farben - from Anilin to forced labor by Jörg
Hunger and Paul Sander
 IBM and the
Holocaust, The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most
Powerful Corporation by Edwin Black
Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler
by Antony C. Sutton
The Disgraced Managers of IG Farben
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1926-1945, member of the
working committee and the technical committee, director of section II
- 1943 plenipotentiary for Italy of the Reich Minister for armaments and
war production, military economist chief industrialist responsible for
- 1948 found guilty of "plundering" and "enslavement" and condemned to
seven years detention. Released 1952.
- 1955 board member of Bayer
- 1956-1964 chairman of the board of Bayer chairman of the board of Th.
Goldschmidt AG, deputy chairman of the board of Commerzbank,
Bank-Association AG, board member of the Waggonfabrik Uerdingen, the
Duesseldorfer waggonfabrik AG, the bank association West Germany AG and the
United Industrial enterprises AG (VIAG)
Otto Ambros (1901-1990):
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1938-1945, member of the
chemical committee and chairman of commission K (agents), special advisors
of Krauchs F+E department for the four-year plan, director of the special
committee C (chemical agents), the main committee for powders and explosives
in the office for arms, military industrial leader
- Responsible for choice of location, planning, building and running of IG
Auschwitz as operations manager. Managing director of the Buna-Works and
synthetic fuel production
- 1945 knight's cross and Distinguished Service Cross
- 1948 found guilty of "enslavement" condemned to eight years detention.
- Released 1952.
- Starting in 1954 chairman, deputy chairmen and member of the boards of:
Chemie Grünenthal, Pintsch Bamag AG, Knoll AG, Feldmühle Papier- und
Zellstoffwerke, Telefunken GmbH, Grünzweig & Hartmann, Internationale
Galalithgesellschaft, Berliner Handelsgesellschaft, Süddeutsche
Kalkstickstoffwerke, Vereinigte Industrieunternehmungen (VIAG) with its
subsidiaries Scholven-Chemie and Phenol-Chemie as an advisor to F. K. Flick
und of the US Industrialist J.P. Grace is entangled in the early eighties in
the "Flick scandal"
Hermann Schmitz (1881-1960)
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1926-1935, chairman of the
board 1935-1945 and "head of finances" to the IG
- Head of military economics, member of the Nazi party (NSDAP)
- 1941 Distinguished Service Cross 1st. Class
- 1948 found guilty of "plundering" condemned to four years in prison.
- 1952 board member of the German bank Berlin West
- 1956 honorary chairman of the board of Rheinish steel plants.
Fritz Gajewski (1888-1962)
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1931-1945, head of section
III (point of contact to Dynamite Nobel)
- At Nuremberg , found "not guiltily" for all charges
- 1949 managing director, 1952 chairman of the board of Dynamite Nobel AG
- 1953 Distinguished Service Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 1957 retirement, honorary chairman of the board of Dynamite Nobel AG,
chairman of the board of Genschow & Co. and the Chemie-Verwaltungs AG, board
member of Huels AG and the Gelsenkirchener mines
Heinrich Buetefisch (1894-1969)
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1934-1945, deputy director
of section I, director of gasoline synthesis for IG Auschwitz
- 1932 (together with Gattineau) had the conversation with Hitler, that
defined the petrol pact, 1936 co-worker of Krauch on the four year plan as a
production representative for oil in the Arms Ministry
- SS Obersturmbannführer, military industrial leader, awarded the "friend
of the Reich leader SS" cross.
- 1948 found guilty of "enslavement" condemned to six years detention.
- Released 1951.
- 1952 supervisory board member of Ruhr-Chemie and Kohle-Öl-Chemie among
- 1964 Distinguished Service Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany. The
award was taken back after 16 days due to violent protests
Friedrich Jaehne (1879-1965)
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1934-1945, chief engineer of
the IG, deputy director of the BG central Rhine/Maingau
- 1943 head of military economics, Distinguished Service Cross 1st. Class
1948 found guilty of "plundering" condemned to 18 months detention
- 1955 supervisory board member of the "new" Farbwerke Hoechst. In the
same year elevated to supervisory board chairman elect – Karl Winnacker said
"in the meantime the liquidation conclusion law had been issued and freed us
from all discriminating regulations. So we could add Friedrich Jaehne, chief
engineer of the old IG, to the supervisory board. He presided over this
committee until 1963. In 1945 none of us would have thought that the two of
us would be able to co-operate at the head of our company ".
- Supervisory board chairman of the Alfreds Messer GmbH (later Messer
Griesheim), supervisory board member with Linde
- 1959 Dr. Ing. E.h. of TH Munich, 1962 Bavarian service medal, honorary
senator of TH Munich, Distinguished Service Cross of the Federal Republic of
Carl Krauch (1887-1968)
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1926-1940, chairman of the
board 1940-1945, director of the coordination center W, director of the
Reich office for economics, plenipotentiary for special questions on
chemical production, military industrial leader.
- 1943 Knight's Cross for Distinguished War services.
- 1948 found guilty of "enslavement" and condemned to six years in prison.
- 1955 board member of Huels GmbH.
- In 1956 in the Frankfurt Auschwitz court case is quoted as saying: "they
were usually anti-social elements, so called political prisoners"
(describing the prisoners of Auschwitz-Monowitz)
Carl Wurster (1900-1974)
- Member of the IG FARBEN executive committee 1938-1945, director of BG
upper Rhine, board member of DEGESCH
- Head of military economics and member of the military economic advisory
council of the Reich chamber of economics
- 1945 Knight's Cross for Distinguished War Services
- At Nuremberg , found "not guiltily" of all charges
- 1952 chairman of the board of the "new" BASF, chairman of the board for
Duisburger Kupferhuette and Robert Bosch AG, board member of Augusts
Viktoria, the Buna-Werke Huels GmbH, Süddeutschen Bank, Deutschen Bank,
Vereinigten Glanzstoff, BBC, Allianz, Degussa, 1965 retirement as chairman
of the board of BASF
- 1952 honorary professor of the University of Heidelberg , Dr. rer. RK
h.c. the University of Tübingen , 1953 Dr. Ing. E.h. of the TH Munich, 1955
Distinguished Service Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bayer
service medal, 1960 Dr. rer. pole h.c. the University of Mannheim, honorary
senator of the Universities of Mainz, Karlsruhe and Tübingen, honorary
citizen of the University of Stuttgart, honoury citizen of the city of
Ludwigshafen, 1967 Schiller prize of the city of Mannheim, president of the
federation of the chemical industry, vice-president of the Max-Planck
company, the company of German chemists.