|HOW THE NAZIS KEPT THE GERMANS LOYAL
Money talks; and a bankrupt Germany looked for any and all reasons to get out from under the severe penalties that the Treaty of Versailles imposed on it. It was the early financing by German industrialists, most of whom were not merely angry at the terms of the 1919 Versailles Treaty, but saw their nation sink into severe Depression and high inflation, who backed Hitler from the very outset.
Some of the ‘influential industrial magnates’ were…Emil Kirdorf, the union-hating coal baron who presided over Treasury’. . . Fritz Thyssen, the head of the steel trust…Joining Thyssen was Albert Voegler, also a power in the United Steel Works. . . George von S industrialists and their firms, plus the major banks