april, 2022

20apr6:00 pm- 7:15 pmNazi Billionaires - Adam Tooze in conversation with David de Jong

Event Details


April 20, 2022 
6:00 to 7:15 pm (EDT) 
Fayerweather Hall
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
Room 411
Book launch for

Nazi Billionaires

 The Dark History of
Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties
 by David de Jong

Presenter: David de Jong, financial journalist and historian
Moderator: Adam Tooze, Columbia University
  In Nazi Billionaires – The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties (Harper Collins, 2022), David de Jong tells the story of how Germany’s business dynasties amassed money and power by abetting the atrocities of the Third Reich. Using a wealth of untapped sources, de Jong shows how these tycoons seized Jewish businesses, procured slave laborers, and ramped up weapons production to equip Hitler’s army as Europe burned around them. De Jong exposes how America’s political expediency enabled these billionaires to get away with their crimes.

The event is free and open to the public.
Proof of vaccination is required.
Masks are to be worn over the mouth and nose at all times.
Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Please register here if you would like to follow the event live online.

Sponsored by the Department of History
and the European Institute


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


1180 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 411 Fayerweather