Friedrich Flick (Flick)( German industrialist, one of the first provided financial support for the Nazi movement)
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Biography Friedrich Flick (Flick)
Flick, Friedrich (Flick), (1883 -?), German industrialist, one of the first provided financial support for the Nazi movement. Born July 10, 1883 in Ernsdorfe, Westphalia. In 1913 began working in the steel industry and quickly rose to the position of one of the richest and most influential people in Germany. In 1932 the company has allocated 950 thousand Flick. Reichsmarks for re-election campaign of President Paul von Hindenburg, and at the same time, has donated 50 thousand. Reichsmark Nazi movement. The following year, Flick has allocated 100 thousand. Reichsmarks nationalist People's Party and 120 thousand. Reichsmarks Party Hitler. At the same time he joined the Nazi Party. Flick was a circle of closest friends, Heinrich Himmler, whose members contributed to many different types of SS. In April 1947, together with Gustav Krupp and Flick, Fritz Thyssens brought before a court martial on charges of helping Hitler and the Nazis came to power. Separately, he was accused of using forced labor on his numerous enterprises. After this "Flikgruppe" lost most of its assets, but soon restored them.