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Why Germany (again)?

When looking at the global intrigues of these special interest groups, one question comes to mind: why is it that in these plans, which inevitably will endanger the health and lives of millions of people, do the German pharmaceutical industry and the German government play leading roles? Every visitor to the Frankfurt airport in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, can guess the worldwide influence of the German pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

The majority of the signs at the official corporate meeting point at the airport belong to pharmaceutical companies; a kind of business card of the German industry. But this is only the surface. To understand the global key role of the German government in connection with the Codex Commission, we have to consider the close entanglement between the German government and the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry throughout this century.

The IG Farben - Cartel

The most powerful German corporate imperium in the first half of this century was IG Farben, short for Interessengemeinschaft Farben. Interessengemeinschaft stands for association of common interests and was a powerful cartel of BASF, Bayer, Hoechst, and other chemical and pharmaceutical German companies. The IG Farben was the single largest donor to the election campaign of Adolf Hitler.

One year before Hitler seized power in 1933, IG Farben donated 400,000 marks to Hitler and his Nazi party. Accordingly, when the Nazis came into power the IG Farben was the single largest profiteer of the Second World War and of the plundering of Europe by the Nazis. One hundred percent of all explosives and synthetic gasoline came from the factories of the IG Farben. Whenever the German Wehrmacht conquered another country, Bayer, Hoechst and BASF executives followed, systematically taking over the industries of these countries. Through this close collaboration with Hitler’s Wehrmacht, IG Farben participated in the plunder of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Norway, Holland, Belgium, France and all other countries occupied by the Nazis. In 1946, the U.S. government investigation concluded that without the IG Farben the Second World War would simply not have been possible. We have to realize that it was not a psychopath named Adof Hitler, nor the innate character of the German people that brought about the Second World War. Economic greed by companies like Bayer, BASF and Hoechst was the key factor in bringing about the Holocaust.

No one who saw Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List” will forget the scenes in the concentration camp Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the largest mass extinction factory in human history, but the concentration camp was only the appendix. The main project was IG Auschwitz, a 100% subsidiary of IG Farben, the world’s largest industrial complex for manufacturing synthetic gasoline and rubber for the conquest of Europe. On March 1st, 1941, Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsführer of the SS, inspected the construction site. On April 14th, 1941 Otto Ambros, the IG Farben board member responsible for the Auschwitz project, rose to his IG Farben board colleagues in Ludwigshafen and stated, “our new friendship with the SS is a blessing. We have determined all measures integrating the concentration camps to benefit our company.” The pharmaceutical departments of the IG Farben cartel used the victims of the concentration camp in their own way: thousands of them died during human experiments such as the testing of new and unknown vaccines.

There was no retirement plan for the prisoners of the IG Auschwitz. Those too weak or too sick to work were selected at the main gate of the IG Auschwitz factory and sent to the gas chambers. Even the chemical gas Zyklon-B, used for the annihilation of millions of people, came from the drawing boards and factories of the IG Farben.

The Nuremberg War Criminal Tribunal convicted 24 IG Farben board members and executives for mass murder, slavery and other crimes against humanity. Amazingly however, by 1951 all of them had been released and were working for German Corporations again.

The Nuremberg Tribunal divided the IG Farben into Bayer, Hoechst, and BASF. Today each of the three daughters of the IG Farben is 20 times as big as the IG Farben mother was at its height in 1944, the last year of the Second World War. More importantly, the chairmen of the boards, the highest positions in BASF, Bayer and Hoechst, were occupied by former members of the Nazi-Party for almost three decades after the Second World War.

  • Carl Wurster, chairman of the board of BASF until 1974, was on the board of manufacturers of Zyklon-B gas during the war.
  • Carl Winnacker, chairman of the board of Hoechst until the late 70’s was a member of the Sturm Abteilung (SA) and was a member of the IG Farben board.
  • Curt Hansen, chairman of the board of Bayer until the late 70’s, was co-organizer of the conquest of Europe in the department of “acquisition of natural resources.” Under this leadership the IG Farben daughters, BASF, Bayer, and Hoechst, continued to support politicians representing their interests. During the 1950’s and 60’s they invested in the political career of a young representative from a suburb of the BASF town of Ludwigshafen: Helmut Kohl. From 1957 to 1967 the young Helmut Kohl was a paid lobbyist of the Verband Chemischen Industrie, the central lobby organization of the German pharmaceutical and chemical cartel.

Thus, the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry built up one of their own as a political representative leaving to the German people only the choice of approval. The result is well known: Helmut Kohl has been chancellor of Germany for 16 years and the German pharmaceutical and chemical industry became the leading exporters in the world with subsidiaries in over 150 countries, more than the IG Farben ever had.

Germany is the only country in the entire world in which a former paid lobbyist for the chemical and pharmaceutical cartel is head of the government. In summary the support of German politics for the global expansion plans of the German pharmaceutical and chemical companies has a 100-year tradition. It is with this background that we understand the support of Bonn for the unethical plans of the Codex Commission.

The U.S. head prosecutor in the Nuremberg War Criminal Tribunal against the IG Farben anticipated this development when he said: “These IG Farben criminals, not the lunatic Nazi fanatics, are the main war criminals. If the crimes of these criminals are not brought to daylight and if they are not punished, they will represent a much greater threat to the future peace of the world than Hitler if he were still alive.”

Twice during this century, indescribable and worldwide grief originated from German soil. If, with the help of German politicians, the Pharma-Cartel prevails, the eradication of heart disease will be prevented, and in the next generation alone, over 500 millionpeople unnecessarily will die from heart attacks.

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