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Object ID

2014.1.391

Object Name

Envelope

Date

7-8-1948

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Pritned return address of 'United States Administration, Control Office, I.G. Farbenindustrie A.G.'

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:: IG Farben was a giant German chemical industry conglomerate notorious for its role in committing war crimes during the Holocaust. Its pro-Nazi directorship collaborated with the Nazi leadership to produce quantities of Zyklon B through its Degesch facility, the Hydrocyanic acid insecticide used to gas millions of Jews at extermination centers. Its facility near Auschwitz, Buna, was built to produce synthetic rubber: at least 50,000 prisoners died during its construction from starvation and exposure. Indeed, the bodies of prisoners were buried where they fell, in the wet cement. The company was seized by the Allies in 1945, its assets liquidated, and many executives tried for war crimes at Nuremburg. It continues to be in the process of liquidation.

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4 1/2 x 6"

Keywords

Farben, Frankfurt, chemical, United States Administration, Pre-Holocaust, Pre-War

Official I.G. Farben Envelope of U.S. Administration

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