By Gerald D. Feldman
Gerald Feldman's background of the the world over widespread coverage company Allianz AG within the Nazi period is predicated mostly on new or formerly unavailable archival resources, making this a extra exact account of Allianz and the lads who directed its company than was once ever ahead of attainable. Feldman takes the reader via various situations of collaboration and clash with the Nazi regime with equity and a dedication to educated research, concerning problems with damages within the Pogrom of 1938, insuring amenities utilized in compelled exertions camps, and the issues of denazification and restitution. the wider concerns tested during this study--when cooperation with Nazi regulations was once obligatory and while it used to be complicit, the best way revenue, ideology, and opportunism performed a task in company determination making, and the query of ways Jewish assurance resources have been expropriated--are relatively correct this present day given the continuing foreign debate approximately restitution for Holocaust survivors. This booklet joins a growing to be physique of scholarship in keeping with open entry to the files of German enterprises within the Nazi period. Gerald D. Feldman is Professor of heritage on the collage of California at Berkeley. His e-book, the good disease (Oxford, 1993) bought the DAAD ebook Prize of the German old organization and the e-book Prize for valuable eu heritage from the yankee old organization. He was once an invited professional on the London Gold convention in December 1997 and on the U.S. convention on Holocaust resources in Washington, D.C. in December 1998 and served as an consultant to the Presidential Commision on Holocaust resources within the usa.
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One of the high points of this occasion was the award of the Spear Thrower to Alfred Wiedemann, head of the Dresden branch and later general director of Neue Frankfurter, which was conceded with grace and good humor in self-composed verse by the previous year’s winner and one of the stars of the concern with a seemingly bright future, Director Maximilian Eichbaum of the Magdeburger branch. Prizes were also awarded to ten section heads (for different types of insurance offered by the concern), while sixteen insurance officials working in the field also received various prizes.
Dez. 1928, BAB, 80 Ba 2 /P 5784. See Gerald D. , The Deutsche Bank 1870–1995 (London, 1995), pp. 130–276, here pp. 230–40. 18 Allianz and the German Insurance Business, 1933–1945 those mentioned and other untoward economic events threatened to undermine confidence in the economy both at home and abroad. The Favag affair, coming as it did on the cusp of the Great Depression, was not only a trauma for the insurance industry but also a major national and international event and one of those occurrences that helped to undermine support for and belief in the economic liberal order during the coming years of depression.
18. 2 /4, p. 11. The Allianz Concern and Its Leaders, 1918–1933 17 persuasive powers. Be that as it may, what the involved companies described as the most “significant” consolidation in the history of the German insurance industry was approved by the various supervisory boards in early November 1928, thereby creating the Allianz und Stuttgarter Verein Versicherungs-AG, with Allianz now doubling its share capital from 30 to 60 million RM, as well as the Allianz und Stuttgarter Lebensversicherungsbank AG, with Allianz Leben increasing its share capital from 6 to 20 million RM.