General Electric of Germany is the sprawling
Siemens concern, manufacturing all kinds of electrical equipment from
huge hydro-electric plants to telephones. Head of the Siemens firms
since 1919 has been the youngest son of their founder, tall,
frank-faced Carl Friedrich von Siemens.
A liberal tycoon, Siemens wanted above all else a democratic Germany
cooperating with other democracies. He helped Economist Dr. Hjalmar
Horace Greeley Schacht form the Democratic Party of the Weimar
Republic, served four years as a member of the Reichstag.
Unlike Schacht, Siemens quickly saw in the advent of Adolf Hitler only
bankruptcy and war, visited Hitler again &...
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