Industrial collaboration in Nazi-occupied Europe : Norway in context
Title: Industrial collaboration in Nazi-occupied Europe : Norway in context
Citation: London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, Palgrave studies in economic history
ISBN: 9781137534231; 9781137534224
This book brings together leading experts to assess how and whether the Nazis were successful in fostering collaboration to secure the resources they required during World War II. These studies of the occupation regimes in Norway and Western Europe reveal that the Nazis developed highly sophisticated instruments of exploitation beyond oppression and looting. The authors highlight that in comparison to the heavy manufacturing industries of Western Europe, Norway could provide many raw materials that the German war machine desperately needed, such as aluminium, nickel, molybdenum and fish. These chapters demonstrate that the Nazis provided incentives to foster economic collaboration, hoping that these would make every mine, factory and smelter produce at its highest level of capacity. All readers will learn about the unique part of Norwegian economic collaboration during this period and discover the rich context of economic collaboration across Europe during World War II.
Table of Contents:
- 1 Perfecting the Art of Stealing: Nazi Exploitation and Industrial Collaboration in Occupied Western Europe, 1, Hans Otto Frøland, Mats Ingulstad, and Jonas Scherner - Part I The German Demand for Norwegian Resources, 35 - 2 Ideology and Business Strategy: Assessing Nazi Germany’s Different Approaches to the Supply of Light Metals for the Luftwaffe, 37 Lutz Budrass - 3 Frozen Fillets from the Far North: German Demand for Norwegian Fish, 63 Ole Sparenberg, - Part II The Western European Context: Regulation and Responses 87 - 4 Financial and Monetary Developments in the Occupied Netherlands, 1940–45, 89, Hein A.M. Klemann - 5 Doing Business with the Hun: Dutch Business During the German Occupation, 1940–45, 115, Martijn Lak - 6 Seizure or Purchase? French Deliveries for German Purposes in World War II, 1940–44, 139, Marcel Boldorf - 7 Shades of Collaboration: The French Automobile Industry Under German Occupation, 1940–44, 161, Talbot Imlay - 8 A Faustian Bargain: Denmark’s Precarious Deal with the German War Economy, 187, Joachim Lund - 9 Corporatist Institutions and Economic Collaboration in Occupied Belgium, 211, Dirk Luyten - Part III Supply: Managing and Extracting Resources from the Norwegian Economy, 243 - 10 Incentive Structures and State Regulations of the Norwegian Economy, 245, Harald Espeli - 11 Why Did Germany Not Fully Exploit the Norwegian Nickel Industry, 1940–45?, 273, Pål Thonstad Sandvik and Jonas Scherner - 12 A Quest for Diversification? Norsk Hydro, IG Farben, and the German Light Metal Programme, 299, Ketil Gjølme Andersen and Anette H. Storeide - 13 Facing Disincentives? Norwegian Aluminium Companies Working for the German Aircraft Industry, 331, Hans Otto Frøland - 14 Hitler’s Achilles Heel? Norwegian Molybdenum as a Bottleneck in the German War Economy, 359, Andreas R.D. Sanders and Mats Ingulstad - 15 The Norwegian Fishing Sector During the German Occupation: Continuity or Change?, 389, Bjørn-Petter Finstad - Bibliography, 417 - Index, 457