Hoesch AG

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Entrance to the Hoesch headquarters in Dortmund

Hoesch AG was an important steel and mining company with locations in the Ruhr area and Siegen.

In 1972 Hoesch merged with the Dutch Hoogovens steel company to form Estel.[1]

It was formerly the largest employer in Dortmund.[1]

Nazi involvement[edit]

Fritz Springorum represented Hoesch AG at the Secret Meeting of 20 February 1933 at which prominent industrialists met with Adolf Hitler to finance the Nazi Party.[2]


  1. ^ a b Josef Esser and Werner Wäth (1986). "Overcoming the Steel Crisis in the FRG". In Yves Mény and Vincent Wright. The Politics of Steel: Western Europe and the Steel Industry in the Crisis Years (1974-1984). European University Institute. p. 670. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ recording of Martin Blank for Paul Reusch printed in: Dirk Stegmann (1973). Zum Verhältnis von Großindustrie und Nationalsozialismus 1930-1933. Bonn-Bad Godesberg. p. 477. 

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