Head to Aspen, Vail, and
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JEWISHcolorado this summer
Join JEWISHcolorado with journalist and author David de Jong for three evenings of learning and storytelling as he discusses his book, “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties”. Take a deep dive into the untold story of how the tycoons behind some of the world’s most iconic brands seized Jewish businesses, procured slave laborers, and supplied weapons to Hitler’s army as Europe “burned around them.” Don’t miss this chance to uncover hidden pieces of history and learn valuable lessons we can use for the future.
Guest Speaker: David de Jong
David de Jong is a journalist and author. His first book, “Nazi Billionaires,” is published in the US and the UK by HarperCollins and will be translated in more than twenty languages from English. He spent four years reporting from Berlin while researching and writing this book. De Jong previously covered European banking and finance from Amsterdam and hidden wealth from New York for Bloomberg News. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek. A native of the Netherlands, he currently lives in Tel Aviv and works as a Middle East correspondent for the Dutch Financial Daily.
“Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties”
by David de Jong
In 1946, Günther Quandt—patriarch of Germany’s most iconic industrial empire, a dynasty that today controls BMW—was arrested for suspected Nazi collaboration. Quandt claimed that he had been forced to join the party by his arch-rival, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, and the courts acquitted him.
But Quandt lied… Read more
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