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Allianz and the German Insurance Business, 1933-1945 (Hardback)
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Allianz and the German Insurance Business, 1933-1945 (Hardback)

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Hardback 592 Pages / Published: 22/10/2001
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This history of the internationally prominent insurance corporation Allianz AG in the Nazi era is based largely on new or previously unavailable archival sources. Feldman takes the reader through varied cases of collaboration and conflict with the Nazi regime with fairness and a commitment to informed analysis. He touches on issues of damages in the Pogrom of 1938, insuring facilities used in forced labour camps, and the problems of de-Nazification and restitution. The broader issues examined in this study - cooperation with Nazi policies, the way in which profit, ideology, and opportunism played a role in corporate decision-making, and the question of how Jewish insurance assets were expropriated - are particularly relevant today given the ongoing international debate about restitution for Holocaust survivors. This book joins a growing body of scholarship based on free access to the records of German corporations in the Nazi era.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521809290
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 910 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 37 mm


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'... an interesting read for those of us who know the Germany insurance scene and the enduring qualities of the men and women who work within it.' Sam Ignarski, Lloyd's List
'This important work by Feldman demonstrate the value of continuing to focus scholarly labours on interpreting and elucidating the implications and consequences of the National Socialist dictatorship ... very significant contributions to this literature ... One of the elements that makes Feldman's book so compelling is the author's keen eye for the bizarre and unexpected twists ...'. Financial History Review
"There is much more of value in this book than can be addressed in a short review." Journal of Modern History
"An unparalleled command of primary and secondary sources..." Enterprise and Society
"Feldman has made several accomplishments...he has provided us with a uniquely detailed and systematic historical review of the relation between one of Germany's leading firms (and industries) and the Nazi regime...Feldman's book provides us with a powerful and detailed study of the psychology of survival (through oportunism) and self-absolution." Autumn 2002
"This is a valuable book that adds much to our understanding of how the German economy functioned under Nazi rule..." American Historical Review
"This pilot study sets standards in the field and has already inspired new research. Insurance history in the Third Reich has become--thanks to the compensation discussion and Feldman--an expanding field of study for business historians." H-GERMAN
"Feldman has produced a well-documented study, based on one firm, of the relationship between German business and the Nazi regime...[His] version of the Allianz story is convincing. Economic historians should find it useful." Canadian Journal of History

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