Albert Vögler becomes President of the KWS

1941

Photo: Albert Vögler, president of the KWS from 1942, Archives of the Max Planck Society.

Minister Rust appointed steel industrialist Albert Vögler as President in 1941 after much political scheming. As Chairman of the Board of the United Steel Works, Vögler stood at the helm of one of the world’s leading mining corporations. In this capacity, he had provided generous financial support to the Nazi Party as far back as 1932. He had long been closely involved with the Kaiser Wilhelm Society as Senator, Treasurer and Member of the Administrative Committee. Vögler put his excellent political contacts within the leadership of the Nazi regime to good use in the interests of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society.

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