Date of Award

Spring 1969

Document Type


Degree Name

Associate of Arts




The activities of I. G. Farbenindustrie in the United

States afforded Americans the opportunity to observe Third

Reich activities as they existed in pre-war America. This preview

of Naziism in America helped unite popular opinion against

Hitler. It is the purpose of this paper to point out the origins

of such a system in this country, the conditions which nurtured

its growth, characteristics of the system, and the steps which

lead to the collapse of the system. The lack of a detai]ed and

determined policy by the Germans prevented their utilization of

I. G. Farbenindustrie to its upmost strategic value in the area

of economic warfare. America, on the other hand, lacked a

determined policy to deal with the German menace and had the

Germans been able to follow a directed policy, it would have

been harder for the U.S. to remove them from a strengthened

position at a later date.

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