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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Allianz

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

William L. Shirer

1960

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2018-12-23

'No more authoritative statement was ever made that the Nazi revolution was political, not economic. To back up his words, Hitler dismissed a number of Nazi ”radicals” who had tried to seize control of the employers’ associations....in place of Hugenberg named Dr. Karl Schmitt as Minister of Economics. Schmitt was the most orthodox of businessmen, director general of Allianz, Germany’s largest insurance company, and he lost no time in putting an end to the schemes of the National Socialists who had been naive enough to take their party program seriously.' - William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (1960)