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  •  And let us not forget IG Farben (7+ / 0-)

    They produced 95% of the poison gases for the Germans.
    They developed Tabun.  The most lethal nerve gas known at the time.  No defenses were possible to it.  No gas masks worked against it.  They had to handle it in glass tubing.  It was produced in a plant in eastern Germany at Dyhernfurth.  

    After testing it on monkeys, they went to the next logical choice.  Aushwitz.  The man conducting the tests was Professor Gross.

    The evidence of this work was uncovered during the post war criminal investigations by a British officer, Major Edmund Tilley.  In the course of his investigation he questioned Dr. Fritz ter Meer, on of the most important men in IG Farben: He had been in charge of reorganizing the entire Italian chemical industry, he was a member of the central committee of the IG managing board of directores.

    Here is part of Tilley's report to what Ter Meer testified to:

    "Ter Meer was asked if he felt that experiments on human beings was justifiable.  He argued that ... no had been done to these concentration camp inmates as they would have been killed anyway..."

    (all this from "IG Farben", by Richard Sasuly,  Boni and Gaer, NY, 1947, pages 125-126)

    As Sasuly finishes that chapter, he wryly notes:

    Unfortunately for Dr. ter Meer and Professor Gross and all the Nazis big and smal who had a partin the production of murder at Auschwitz, they could not kill enough people.

    Call Mitt Romney's campaign and ask "How much are the FREE bumper stickers, today?"

    by 8ackgr0und N015e on Thu May 24, 2012 at 12:01:45 PM PDT

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