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The Swarovski family including Daniel Swarovski were "illegal" Nazi NSDAP party members; his NSDAP-ID badge number was 6.181.200. Nobody understood exactly why:
The Swarovskis ran their crystal business, generation after generation, doing moderately well until WWII. How they have weathered WWII when almost all the other Austrian Jews were handed over, well, no information on that either. Some reckon that it’s most likely because optical lenses were important for the war effort, and Swarovski made the best.
In 1949, Swarovski Optik KG was founded by Wilhelm in Absam, Tyrol. Wilhelm Swarovski, son of the original founder, was 47 years of age.