West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955

  title={West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955},
  author={S. Jonathan Wiesen},
  • S. Wiesen
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Political Science
In this groundbreaking study, S. Jonathan Wiesen explores how West German business leaders remade and marketed their public image in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. He challenges assumptions that West Germans - and industrialists in particular - were silent about the recent past during the years of denazification and reconstruction, revealing how German business leaders attempted to absolve themselves of responsibility for Nazi crimes while recasting themselves as socially and… Expand
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