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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 01:21 PM
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2. This is the connecting information you left out:
Information connecting Ilse and Koch Industries is hard to find but is a string of fragments, pieces of information that connects the American and German Kochs and this connection gives us a clear image of the sentiment behind the Tea Party and conservative American politics since the 1950s. Where is the connection between the German Kochs and Fred Koch? Besides evidence the American Koch was related to Ilses family, Erich Koch (a high level Nazi official in charge of Prussia) invites Fred Koch to sell his oil in Nazi Germany when he is banned from doing business in the US. After the fall of Nazi Germany, Erich Koch and Fred expand the oil empire to the Soviet Union. Erich Koch had been in charge of Prussia for Hitler so his ties to the Soviet Union ran deep. A few years later the Soviets took Fred Kochs oil and prosecuted Erich for war crimes Fred Koch returned to the US, became anti-communist, and was allowed to do business in the States again.

However, we still do not have the familial connection. They seem to have been friendly but there are a lot of people with that name.

The American Kochs seem desperate to prevent the sensible confiscation the Soviets made of "their" oil.

This is another reason why energy is too important to be left in private hands.
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