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Bosch in Hildesheim 1937 - 1945 9783525367544

Bosch in Hildesheim 1937 - 1945

Freies Unternehmertum und nationalsozialistische Rüstungspolitik

ISBN-10: 3525367546
ISBN-13: 9783525367544
PUBLISHER: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Company KG
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Product Description: English summary: The Bosch factory in Hildesheim was a major contributor to the Nazi armaments industry; all German tanks and heavy trucks were fitted with electric motors manufactured here. Much of the work was done by foreign, slave workers. Allied aerial reconnaissance did not discover the factory, and after the Second World War had ended, it was an important factor in kick-starting the German automobile industry. German description: 1937 erteilte das Oberkommando des Heeres der Robert Bosch GmbH den Auftrag, im Raum ostlich der Weser und nordlich der Linie Kassel-Leipzig ein Ausweichwerk zu bauen. Dort sollten Lichtmaschinen, Magnetzunder und Anlasser, die gesamte elektrotechnische Ausrustung eines Motors, hergestellt werden. Das freie Unternehmertum der Weltfirma Bosch geriet damit in die Zwange der nationalsozialistischen Rustungspolitik. Das neue Werk wurde als damals modernste Anlage ihrer Art im Wald bei Hildesheim gebaut. Bosch plante, das OKH bezahlte und war alleiniger Auftraggeber. Schwabische Spitzentechnik fand so ihren Weg in die norddeutsche Tiefebene. Ab 1943 wurden alle deutschen Panzer und schweren LKW mit den Elektroaggregaten aus dem Hildesheimer Wald ausgerustet. Das Werk war ein Unikat im Dritten Reich; die taglichen Produktionsziffern stiegen bis uber 1000 Stuck. Manfred Overesch untersucht den Groaeinsatz von Zwangsarbeitern sowie die Einfuhrung moderner Fertigungstechniken, die die Produktionssteigerung erst ermoglichten. Zugleich zeigt sein Blick in die Nachkriegszeit, wie bedeutend das moderne, bei Kriegsende unzerstorte Werk fur die Entwicklung der deutschen Autoindustrie war.

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