Hermann Abs

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Person.png Hermann Abs   Geni Powerbase WikidataRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(banker, businessman)
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BornHermann Josef Abs
October 15, 1901
DiedFebruary 5, 1994 (Age 92)
NationalityGerman
Interests • Lockheed/Bribery scandals
• Red House meeting
Attended the 1958, 1961 and 1966 Bilderbergs as Chairman of Deutsche Bank.

Employment.png Chairman of Deutsche Bank

In office
1957 - 1967
Attended his three Bilderbergs during this time.

Hermann Josef Abs was a German banker whose jobs included chairman of Deutsche Bank.

Career

Abs was a member of the board of directors of Deutsche Bank from 1938 to 1945 as well as of 44 other companies[1], including IG Farben. As the most powerful commercial banker of the Third Reich, he was, in the words of Adam LeBor, "the lynchpin of the continent wide plunder".[2]

The Allies arrested him as a suspected war criminal on January 16, 1946, however British intervention got him freed after three months despite a detailed report that would be published later.[3]. After World War II (1957–1967) he was chairman of Deutsche Bank.

Lockheed bribery scandal

Full article: Lockheed/Bribery scandals

According to statements by former Lockheed salesman Paul White, Hermann Josef Abs and German defense minister (and deep politician) Franz Josef Strauss received funds in the 1960s in connection with the sale of Lockheed Super Constellation and Electra aircraft to Lufthansa. Lockheed proceeded similarly when selling the F-104 to the German Luftwaffe:

 “White told the FMOD (Foreign Ministry of Defense) that Lockheed had hired Frank Fahle at the suggestion of Herman Abs, that Abs and Strauss had received money in connection with the sale of Constellations and Electras to Lufthansa and that the same pattern of dealing was continuing on the 104 sale. White quit Lockheed before the 104 payments began and therefore could provide only the modis operandi.[4][5]


 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/195813 September 195815 September 1958Buxton
England
The 7th Bilderberg and the first one in the UK
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
Quebec
St-Castin
Bilderberg/196625 March 196627 March 1966Germany
Wiesbaden
Hotel Nassauer Hof


References

  1. Robert Wistrich: Who's Who In Nazi Germany;isbn=1138171557|pages=1-2|edition=third
  2. Adam LeBor, Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World date=May 28, 2013, isbn 161039254X
  3. Robert Wistrich Who's Who In Nazi Germany isbn 1138171557|pages=1-2|edition=third
  4. https://aad.archives.gov/aad/free-text-search-results.jsp?cat=all&q=1975BONN18188&btnSearch=Search&as_alq=&as_anq=&as_epq=&as_woq=
  5. https://aad.archives.gov/aad/free-text-search-results.jsp?cat=all&q=1976BONN00193&btnSearch=Search&as_alq=&as_anq=&as_epq=&as_woq=