Corporate Sponsors of the Third Reich
The logos of Friedrich Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp (left), the largest German arms manufacturing company and Hamburg-Amerika Line (right,also known as Hapag and later Hapag-Lloyd), the largest German shipping company and cruise liner. The logos of Daimler-Benz AG (left, established in 1926) and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (right, established in 1916), two of Germany’s major automotive manufacturing company that produced aircraft parts, engines, and other spare parts for the Nazi German regimeduring World War II. Partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. banking firm (left) in New York City before and during World War II included Prescott S. Bush(former U.S. Senator), W. Averell Harriman (former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union), and Robert A. Lovett (former U.S. Secretary of Defense). Owen D. Young was the Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1929 when the Young Plan wasimplemented; the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in 1982 that the Federal Reserve System is a private bank, not agovernment agency. J.P. Morgan & Co. banking partners Thomas W. Lamont and J.P. Morgan Jr. contributed financially to the rise of the Third Reich throughmultiple loans. Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford was a staunch supporter of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Party, and the Third Reich.
The logos of International Business Machines (left, also known as IBM) and I.G. Farben chemical cartel (right). IBM President Thomas J.Watson met with Adolf Hitler before World War II; the IBM logo above was used from 1924 to 1946.