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The Lex Krupp[1] was a document signed into federal law on November 12, 1943 by Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
that made the Krupp
Krupp
company a personal company with specially regulated rules of succession, in order to ensure that the Krupp
Krupp
family enterprise remain intact.[2] History[edit]

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This specialized German law of 1943 was created through the combined efforts of Gustav Krupp
Krupp
von Bohlen und Halbach, the head of the steel concern Fried. Krupp
Krupp
AG Essen, Martin Bormann, Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery, Dr. Hans Lammers, German State Secretary, and Adolf Hitler, in order to establish a legal mandate for the preservation of the Krupp
Krupp
family enterprise, so that Gustav's son and heir, Alfried Felix Alwyn von Bohlen und Halbach, would be heretofore, addressed as Krupp
Krupp
von Bohlen und Halbach. This law was signed by Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
on 12 November 1943 and became effective immediately, thus transferring ownership from Bertha Krupp
Krupp
to the first male heir of Bertha Krupp
Krupp
and Gustav Krupp
Krupp
von Bohlen und Halbach. References[edit]

^ Erlaß des Führers über das Familienunternehmen der Firma Fried. Krupp, Reichsgesetzblatt 1943 I, 655f (scan) ^ "Correspondence: Telford Taylor to Eleanor Roosevelt". Retrieved 2008-08-14. 

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Krupp
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