Hitler did receive financial support from sources that are assumed to be right wing, because of their status in society, occupation or similar substitutes for ideological identification.
This too is the stuff of myths....one notable industrialist..Fritz Thyssen was a Nazi sympathizer.
Before 1933 industrialist were not seen as financial backers, they were very suspicious of the NSDAP. Except for Thyssen who went on to write a book about his financial support of Hitler. Later of course if you wanted your business to survive, you certainly had to seem as if you were operating in support of the "state". The means of production on a national scale were indeed regulated by the NSDAP, those that remained viable operated for the good of the state.
posted on 02/22/2003 2:56:53 PM PST
I go to great lengths to point out that the right wing financial support is a myth. Most business leaders have the political morality of whores. They give to whoever is in power to get favorable treatment from the State, or to protect them from adverse legislation.
But I repeat, to believe that Hitler received support from that part of German society that was truly conservative as that was understood at the time is ignorant of both Hitler and the conservatives.
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