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Carl Wilhelm V. Meister

Carl (also Karl) Wilhelm von Meister (1863-1935) was the son of one of the founders of Hoechst, a German chemical company. He trained as a lawyer and was then a District Administrator. From 1926 to 1935 he was on the board of I.G. Farben, a company created from the merger of a number of other companies, including Hoechst. The company was aligned to the Nazis, removed all Jews from its workforce and manufactured Zyklon B. After the war 13 Directors were convicted for war crimes.

Date: 1913
Paper size: 163 x 123 mm
Plate size: 1154x 81 mm
Design: 88 x 60 mm max
Credit: W.P.B. (William Phillips Barrett)
Designer: Robert Osmond (Lee, 1998: 322)
Proof: MH
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