The Coming of Fascist Germany. Rise of Nazism: Hitler. How important is the individual in History? Borrowed ideas Mussolini, Darwin, Rousseau, Hegel, Nietzche His interpretation of them? Conventional or Unconventional early life? Hitler himself was very vague on his early life Why?
Hjalmar Schacht, Head of the Reichsbank, organised fund-raising parties for Hitler.
Fritz von Thyssen, the German steel businessman
Alfred Krupp, the owner of Krupp steel firm
Emil Kirdorf, the coal businessman
IG Farben, the German chemicals firm, gave half the funds for the 1933 elections
The German car firm Opel (now a subsidiary of General Motors)
Schroeder Bank – on Jan. 3, 1933, Reinhard Schroeder met Hitler and asked him to form a government.
And even some foreign firms including:
Henry Ford of Ford Motors. Hitler borrowed passages from Ford's book The International Jew to use in Mein Kampf and had a picture of Ford on the wall of his office.
Union Banking Corporation, New York (George Bush’s great-grandfather was president of the Corporation)
WA Harriman and Co., the American shipping and railway company (George Bush’s grandfather was vice-president)
Irenee du Pont, head of the American firm General Motors; he advocated the creation of a super-race by spinal injections to enhance children of ‘pure’ blood.
General Government expenditure restrained
Civil Servant salaries cut
Wages frozen to 1927 levels
Unemployment benefit harder to get
Law and Order
Particularly for Prussian estates!
All in line with classical economics!
Hoping to hold out until the general worldwide economy picked up.
Particularly concerned with Hyperinflation!Brüning’s increasing unpopularity