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Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm

Harold James


The history of Krupp is the history of modern Germany. No company symbolized the best and worst of that history more than the famous steel and arms maker. This book tells the story of the Krupp family and its industrial empire between the early nineteenth century and the present, and analyzes its transition from a family business to one owned by a nonprofit foundation. Krupp founded a small steel mill in 1811, which established the basis for one of the largest and most important companies in the world by the end of the century. Famously loyal to its highly paid workers, it rejected an exclusiv ... More

Keywords: modern Germany, Krupp family, steel mill, Nazi Germany, war criminal, Third Reich, armament, war criminal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691153407
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153407.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harold James, author
Princeton University