What the Nazi's Wanted

VictorKas at aol.com VictorKas at aol.com
Tue Jul 4 00:20:14 MDT 1995


     I don't have time to enter this in depth.  As the other comments have
noted there are several different takes on "What the Nazi's wanted"?  Some
evidence for Nazi support of German capital during the war is provided by
Ernest Mandel, Volume II Marxist Economic Theroy.page 563.  Mandel takes a
bent I am not always in agreement with but this passage provides some
evidence that German capital was to benefit from the Nazi takeovers.

"     Structural revolutions are always the best indices of the social
character of an economic system.  The incorporation of the teritory of one
capitalist country into another capitalist country is not accompanied by any
revolution in social structure:  the German occupation of France and the
occupation of Germany by the Americans, British and French showed this quite
clearly.
     In contrast, the German occupation of the Western provinces of the USSR,
and later the incorporation of the so-called "peoples's democratices" into
the zone of Soveith influence, involved qualitative structural changes.  It
is unnecessary to speak of the destruction of capitalism in Eastern Europe;
 the facts are known to all.  Less known are the measures taken by the Nazi
occupiers in the U.S.S.R. to reintroduce private ownership of the means of
production.  The aluminium works at Zaporozhe was seized by tyhe Vereinigte
Aluminiumwerke trust.  Within the framework of the Berg und Huttenwerke Ost
G.m.b.H., financed by the three biggest German banks, the Flick Konzern took
over, jointly with the Reichswerke Hermann Goering, the steel works of the
Donets Basin, under the title of Dnjepr Stald G.m.b.H. The Siegener
Maschinenbau A.G. took over, jointly with the Reichswerke Hermann Goering,
the steel works of ther Donets Basin, under the title of Dnjepr Stahl
G.m.b.H.  The Siegner Maschinenbau A.G. took over the Voroshilov works at
Dniepropetrovsk, the Krupp turst grabbed two factories at Mariupol, two at
Kramatorskaya and one at Dniepropetrovsk.  It was accorded the right to
manage these enterprises and draw profit from them, with complete ownership
promised for after the end of the war.  In 1943 Krupp dismantled the entire
electric steel works at Mariupol Chemie Gesellschaft Ost G.m.b.H. and the
Stickstoff Ost A.G. in a space of three days in May of 1943, reports of the
establishment of seven large-scale German private undertakings in the
occupied areas of Russia."

Footnotes are provided in the original reference in Mandel.

  Cheers,  Victor Kasper


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