Gustav Halbach

German businessperson, politician Gustav Halbach

Gustav Georg Friedrich Maria Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, "Taffi", ran the German Friedrich Krupp AG heavy industry conglomerate from 1909 until 1941. He was indicted for prosecution at the 1945 Nuremberg trials, but the charges were dropped because of his failing health.
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  • 1950
    Age 79
    He died at Blühnbach Castle in Salzburg state in Austria on 16 January 1950.
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  • 1945
    Age 74
    Following the Allied victory, plans to prosecute Gustav Krupp as a war criminal at the 1945 Nuremberg Trials were dropped because by then he was bedridden and senile.
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  • 1943
    Age 72
    On 25 July 1943 the Royal Air Force attacked the Krupp Works with 627 heavy bombers, dropping 2,032 long tons of bombs in an Oboe-marked attack.
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    He became a figurehead until he formally handed over the running of the business to his son Alfried in 1943.
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  • 1939
    Age 68
    Krupp suffered failing health from 1939 onwards, and a stroke left him partially paralysed in 1941.
  • 1929
    Age 58
    Hitler actually tried to gain entry to the Krupp Factories (Kruppgusstahlfabrik) in 1929 as head of the National Socialists but was refused because Krupp felt he would see some of the secret armament work there and would reveal it to the world.
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  • 1921
    Age 50
    Krupp was a member of the Prussian State Council from 1921 to 1933.
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  • 1906
    Age 35
    He married Bertha Krupp in October 1906.
  • 1902
    Age 31
    In 1902, before Krupp's marriage, the company leased a fuse patent to Vickers Limited of the United Kingdom.
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    Bertha had inherited her family's company in 1902 at age 16 when her father, Friedrich Krupp, committed suicide.
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  • 1870
    Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach was born Gustav von Bohlen und Halbach in The Hague in 1870.
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