Interessen Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft

  • IG Farben
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence



Interessen Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft had been founded on 1925-12-09, with the recording of the merger contract between the German chemical companies Bayer, BASF, Agfa, Griesheim-Elektron, Weiler-ter Meer and Hoechst. IG Farben became the sinister symbol of the economic power of the Nazis during World War Two. The production included poison gases and foreign, often forced and sometimes enslaved, laborers made up one-half of the 333.000 personnel. Because of the company’s entanglement and active participation in the crimes of the Nazi regime the Allies ‘decartelized’ IG Farben on the basis of the Control Commission Law No. 9 of 1945-11-30. At the end of 1948-07, twenty-three managers of IG Farben were tried before an American military tribunal in Nuremberg.


  • Founded in Germany.


  • Inside IG Farben : Hoechst during the Third Reich / S.H. Lindner. – Cambridge, 2008. – p. 1