Producer
Director
Sebastian Dehnhardt, Manfred Oldenburg
Editor
Genre
History
Broadcaster
ZDF / History Channel
Length
1 x 52'
Format
Digital Betacam
Year
2004
Hitlers Manager
Gustav and Alfried Krupp - The armourers

No other company was as hated by the Allies as Krupp, the "armourer of the Reich". The film follows the lives of Gustav Krupp and his son Alfried and shows how both became "Hitler's managers" despite initial resistance.

Their weapons had the reputation of being efficient machines of destruction, their steel was considered particularly hard. Hitler needed the cannon kings Krupp for his war, but Gustav, who initially headed the company, met the brown dictator with a mixture of contempt and scepticism. However, this did not stop the arms manufacturer from coming to a business arrangement with the new system. In 1943, Alfried Krupp took over the empire from his terminally ill father. By then the war had long since been lost. But the heir was to forge weapon after weapon with an army of foreign forced labourers, an order with fatal consequences for the young Alfried.

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