Nazi Past Of Top German Business Families Is ‘Hiding In Plain Sight,’ Says Author

By: - June 25, 2022

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In ‘Nazi Billionaires,’ journalist David de Jong investigates six uber-wealthy German families that colluded with National Socialism and ‘went free with their fortunes intact’

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The next time you bite into a Krispy Kreme donut or hop into a Volkswagen, your money could be helping obscure the Nazi past of some of Germany’s leading corporate families.

In “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties,” author and financial journalist David de Jong probes the Nazi-era activities of six German dynasties who operated businesses during the Third Reich. Some of them still are controlled by family members today.

Collectively, the families featured in “Nazi Billionaires” own, among others, Porsche, Volkswagen, and BMW, as well as American brands ranging from Panera Bread to Krispy Kreme. Other holdings include Dr. Oetker, a consumer foods company valued at $8 billion, and luxury hotels across Europe…

To read more visit The Times of Israel.