By Günter Saathoff, Michael Jansen
This ebook comprises the ultimate file of Germany’s "Remembrance, accountability, and destiny" starting place, giving a complete heritage of the country’s use of slave hard work in the course of international warfare II and the complicated strategy during which reparations for survivors have been negotiated.
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9 These initiatives, based on civil responsibility and historical self-reflection, show that these companies, similar to a number of scientific, cultural, and political organizations, were key players (albeit often isolated) in an effort that was undertaken to promote remembrance of the past, public recognition of Germany’s responsibility for the past, as well as a new critical understanding of its image in the world and its relations with its neighbors. Fourthly, when we take into consideration the fact that these companies played a leading role in getting all this started, it comes as no surprise to find them in the vanguard of those forces that were assembled to establish the German Industry Foundation Initiative.
A series of long-drawn-out court cases in the United States involving Holocaustera issues would have been devastating for the image of the German companies being sued. In addition, they would have resulted in less than satisfactory outcomes for the victims, should the latter have lived long enough to see their lawsuits brought to a conclusion. Lutz Niethammer With this in mind the CEO s decided to disregard the qualms their lawyers had about teaming up with the government and to approach the new German Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, with a request for political protection and assistance.
83 O Hs 3. 70 O Hs 4. 26 O Hs 1. G. Farben 5. Büssing 6. Rheinmetall, HispanoSuiza, Diehl 7. Feldmühle-Nobel / Deutsche Bank 8. Daimler-Benz 9. Volkswagen 10. Hamburgische Elekricitäts-Werke 11. BASF, Bayer, Daimler-Benz, Hoechst 12. Degussa 13. Adlerwerke / Dresdner Bank 14. 21 I oV 1997 ? 70 9/1998 Source: Spoerer, op. , p. 248. Abbreviations: I = payments to individuals; O = payments to organizations; Hs = entitled recipients are Holocaust survivors; oV = entitled recipients are other victims of Nazism.
''A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation'': The Final Report on Germany's Compensation Programs for Forced Labor and Other Personal Injuries by Günter Saathoff, Michael Jansen