1against the Mainstream: Nazi Privatization in 1930s Germany

  title={1against the Mainstream: Nazi Privatization in 1930s Germany},
  author={Germ{\`a} Bel},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  • G. Bel
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Economics
  • Economic History eJournal
Nationalization was particularly important in the early 1930s in Germany. The state took over a large industrial concern, large commercial banks, and other minor firms. In the mid-1930s, the Nazi regime transferred public ownership to the private sector. In doing so, they went against the mainstream trends in western capitalistic countries, none of which systematically reprivatized firms during the 1930s. Privatization was used as a political tool to enhance support for the government and for… 
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