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The Morning After the Fire:
IG Farben Pays the Nazis


IG Farben letter Original

Above: Copy of the original letter
(part of the online archive)

Right: English translation of the letter

IG Farben letter translated

The document above is the copy of an authentic letter sent by the bank division of IG Farben to the Bankhouse Delbrueck in Berlin, instructing them to transfer the amount of 400,000 Reichsmark to the “National Trust Fund”.

This “Trust Fund” was an official account for the Nazi party. The amount of 400,000 Reichsmark translates into tens of millions of dollars in today’s currency.

The letter was co-signed by Hermann Schmitz, the CEO of IG Farben, indicating that the decision to massively support the Nazi party was taken at the highest level of this chemical / pharmaceutical multinational.

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