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The Confiscated Kodak Factory That Made Film for the Nazis and Communist East Germany –Kosmo Foto

Against burgeoning anti-American resentment, Kodak added patriotic references, with advertising statements saying “for 1,500 national comrades work and bread” and manufacturing only with “best local (= German) raw materials”. […] In 1940, the German Kodak AG even switched their Stuttgart camera factory Nagel to armaments production for the German Wehrmacht. All these attempts by Kodak AG to survive in Hitler’s Germany failed, with the confiscation of all Kodak plants in Germany. These were placed under compulsory administration by the Nazi Reich Ministry of Economics (defined as enemy assets).