Hell's Cartel: I.G. Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine

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Bloomsbury, 2009 - Forced labor - 406 pages
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In 1925, six of Germany's leading chemical companies banded together in a cartel to protect their business from increasing international competition. Twenty years later the directors found themselves on trial at Nuremberg, accused of being 'the magicians who made the fantasies of Mein Kampfcome true.' How had one of the world's leading companies, whose knowledge and expertise were the envy of the world, become Hitler's creature, directly involved in the Holocaust with their experimental I. G. Monowitz plant at Auschwitz? In this brilliantly researched and compelling book, Diarmuid Jeffreys shines a bright light on I. G Farben's Faustian pact with the Third Reich to reveal in shocking detail the story of the original military-industrial complex.

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Review: Hell's Cartel: IG Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine

User Review  - Alexander - Goodreads

Very interesting historical narrative of how a set of independent German Dy Makers eventually came to form one giant conglomerate that would be the industrial backbone of the Nazi Regime's War efforts in WW2. Read full review

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User Review  - Kornelis Sietsma - Goodreads

Fascinating subject - this book is all about IG Farben http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IG_Farben - a cartel of German chemical companies that was a solid backer of the Holocaust. It traces them all the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Diarmuid Jeffreys is a writer, journalist and television producer who has made current affairs and documentary programmes for BBC TV, Channel 4 and others, including Newsnight and the Money Programme. He is also the author of The Bureau: Inside the Modern FBI(1996) and Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug (2004).He lives with his wife and children near Lewes, East Sussex.

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