David de Jong is a Dutch-born journalist and author who now lives in Tel Aviv. His first book, Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties, has recently been published. De Jong spent four years researching and writing the work while he was a reporter based in Berlin. Amazon describes it this way: “A groundbreaking investigation of how the Nazis helped German tycoons make billions off the horrors of the Third Reich and World War II — and how America allowed them to get away with it.” The Wall Street Journal says, “Meticulously researched… compels us to confront the current-day legacy of these Nazi ties.”
Quote: “As they survived and thrived, the moguls reestablished ties with former Nazis. In 1957, Ferdinand Porsche hired Joachim Peiper, a former adjutant to Himmler, who had commanded the SS tank unit responsible for the Malmedy massacre. Rudolph-August Oetker, Kaselowsky’s stepson, appointed Rudolf von Ribbentrop, the eldest son of the Third Reich’s foreign minister, as managing director of one of his banks. And Oetker channeled money through his conglomerates to Stille Hilfe (Silent Help), a relief organization for convicted members of the SS.”
— The Jerusalem Post
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