February 18, 1854– Friedrich Alfred Krupp
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After a lifetime of fearing all things Teutonic, I have now developed an interest in German art and design. I guess the passing of 70 years is enough time to have passed that I can now relax about being invaded, unless it is by a prison guard.
Friedrich Alfred Krupp was the heir to the 300 year old Krupp Empire, the makers of steel and weapons of war, taking over the family firm when he was just 33 years old. He was a skilled businessman, although, unlike his father, he was a kind man and a philanthropist. Krupp was a master of the subtle sell and he cultivated a close confidence with Kaiser Wilhelm II. Under Krupp’s management, his company’s business blossomed further and further afield, spreading across the globe. He smartly focused on arms manufacturing because there is always a war.
Krupp authorized and developed many new products that would go on to change history. In 1890, Krupp developed nickel-steel, which was hard enough to allow a thin battleship to have armor, and a new cannon that would use Alfred Nobel’s improved gunpowder.
In 1892, Krupp purchased The Gruson Company in a hostile takeover. It became Krupp-Panzer, manufacturer of armor plating. In 1893, Rudolf Diesel brought his new engine to Krupp to construct. In 1896, Krupp bought Germaniawerft, which became Germany’s main warship maker, building the very first German U-Boat in 1906.
In 1887, despite marrying and having two daughters, Krupp began a love affair with the Italian island of Capri, indulging in his two true passions- marine biology and men. When he returned to Germany, he brought back young Italian men to work at a luxury hotel in Berlin where Krupp would be guest, so as to be able indulge in their services. By 1900, his company was the largest in Europe and Krupp was able to exercise enormous power and influence. He also felt no need to yield to society’s scrutiny of his personal life.
This outlook took a toll on his wife who had to be admitted to an asylum. The press grabbed on to the story in the same manner that they would today if it were the former Melania Knauss checking in to rehab. An Italian newspaper was ready to reveal the exploits of Krupp’s famous Capri orgies, in a story that included candid photographs. Germany’s Social Democrats’ journal Vorwärts scooped the story and in 1902 they outed Krupp. A week later he killed himself.
Kaiser Wilhelm II took the Social Democrats to task, defending Krupp against the stories he dubbed “slander”. Krupp’s wife miraculously recovered and she raised the daughters who inherited the company. Krupp’s company would go on to be a powerful tool for the Nazi regime. Adolf Hitler:
“In our eyes, the German boy of the future must be slim and slender, as fast as a greyhound, tough as leather and hard as Krupp Steel” (der deutsche Junge der Zukunft muß schlank und rank sein, flink wie Windhunde, zäh wie Leder und hart wie Kruppstahl.)
Krupp’s son-in-law, Gustav Georg Friedrich Maria Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, inherited the company after his suicide. In July 1943, the RAF attacked the Krupp Works factory with 627 bomber airplanes dropping 2,000 tons of bombs. Upon his arrival at the factory the next morning, Gustav K. suffered a nervous breakdown from which he never recovered.
Following the Allied victory there were plans to prosecute Gustav Krupp as a war criminal at the 1945 Nuremberg Trials. The charges were eventually dropped because by then he was an old, senile, sour Kraut. His son, Alfried Krupp, became head of Krupp. Under his direction, the company used slave labor supplied by the Nazis, assigning Jewish prisoners from concentration camps to work in its facilities. After the war, that Krupp was convicted of war crimes against humanity and sentenced to 12 years in prison and the forfeiture of all his property. After just three years, the good old USA arranged for Krupp to be pardoned and the forfeiture of his property reversed.
In 1968, a diamond belonging to the Krupp family was purchased for $307,000 at auction as a gift for Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. She claimed that it was her favorite piece of jewelry. It was certainly the most famous rock in her collection. When Taylor left this world in 2011, the Krupp Diamond was auctioned at Christie’s for $8,818,500.
Krupp continues to manufacture weapons & steel in the 21st century as Thyssen-Krupp AG. A rumor on the Internet claims that many of the male steel workers dabble in performers in filthy Gay German Prison Porn.