Social Movements and the Change of Industrial Elites: A European Approach
The Second World War was waged with relentless brutality across most of Europe. Innumerable military and civilian war crimes were committed, including the extermination and annihilation of large sections of the population. Almost all of these crimes invariably resulted from the German policy of occupation, which in most cases was supported by the local administrative and industrial elites. This complex, a prerequisite for the formation of social movements and the change of industrial elites during the post-war years, requires closer examination.