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Magda Hassan
01-15-2013, 04:03 AM
The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben by Joseph Borkin

"Hav*ing become famil*iar with the spe*cial rela*tion*ship between I.G. Far*ben and Stan*dard Oil of Jer*sey as inves*ti*ga*tor for a Sen*ate Special Com*mit*tee, author Joseph Borkin later headed the Patent and Car*tel Sec*tion of the Jus*tice Department’s Antitrust Divi*sion, co-authoring Germany’s Mas*ter Plan in 1943. “After the war, when I read the tran*script of the trial of the I.G. war crim*i*nals at Nurem*berg, I knew that some*day I would write the present book.”

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Peter Lemkin
01-15-2013, 07:28 AM
Thanks, The Borkin book is a GREAT one and still apt today [as I.G. Farbin still exists under other names!] - a few other good books to be had there.....

Jan Klimkowski
01-15-2013, 07:54 PM
Post WW2 saw the survival and rebranding of IG Farben interests.

Without even delving into Monsanto, IG Farben and the chemical warfare agent known as aspartame, we can start with Sourcewatch (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Rockefeller_Foundation):

In the early half of the 20th century, petrochemical giants organized a coup on the medical research facilities, hospitals and universities. The Rockefeller family sponsored research and donated sums to universities and medical schools which had drug based research. They further extended this policy to foreign universities and medical schools where research was drug based through their "International Education Board". Establishments and research which were were not drug based were refused funding and soon dissolved in favor of the lucrative pharmaceutical industry. In 1939 a "Drug Trust" alliance was formed by the Rockefeller empire and the German chemical company IG Farben (Bayer). After World War Two, IG Farben was dismantled but later emerged as separate corporations within the alliance. Well known companies included General Mills, Kellogg, Nestle, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Procter and Gamble, Roche and Hoechst (Sanofi-Aventis). The Rockefeller empire, in tandem with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), owns over half of the pharmaceutical interests in the United States. It is the largest drug manufacturing combine in the world. Since WWII, the pharmaceutical industry has steadily netted increasing profits to become the world's second largest manufacturing industry; [3], [4] after the arms industry.

Jim Hackett II
03-02-2013, 06:33 PM
I do thank you kindly,
Best to all or most all