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Various Studies

Hans-Peter Ferslev - Corporate Strategy at Deutsche Bank

Special edition for the Historical Association of Deutsche Bank, 2017, 80 pp., bilingual English/German
EUR 19.80

By jotting down his recollections of Deutsche Bank department Group Strategy (AfK), having been encouraged to do so by former colleagues, Hans-Peter Ferslev provides readers with an insight into one of the key transformative periods in Deutsche Bank’s recent history. The years from 1985 to 1997, which form the focal point of this narrative, document the gradual demise of ‘Germany plc’, the radical restructuring of Deutsche’s domestic operations, the intensified internationalization of the banking industry and the transition towards a capital-markets-based investment banking business shaped by Anglo-American values. It is likely that the staff of AfK were more closely involved than almost any other group in the bank’s response to these changes and in the search for strategic solutions.

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Hermann Wallich - A Banker in Paris, Shanghai and Berlin

Hentrich & Hentrich, 2017, 94pp

Hermann Wallich (1833–1928) was a leading figure in helping shape the fortunes of Deutsche Bank for almost 25 years and supported it in becoming the largest credit institution in the country. He was predestined for this role. Hermann Wallich was born into an established Jewish family in the Rhineland. At an early age he became acquainted with the international banking business. His path took him from Paris to Réunion, Shanghai and Yokohama. So he was already an acknowledged expert on the overseas market when monetary expert Ludwig Bamberger recruited him for the new Deutsche Bank. The primary business of the institute was to provide financing for foreign trade, particularly overseas. Wallich consented and found his vocation.

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Harold James – The Nazi Dictatorship and the Deutsche Bank

Cambridge University Press, 2004, 286pp

This study is a completely revised new edition of the chapter on the role of Deutsche Bank in the Nazi Dictatorship from the 1995 anniversary volume. In this expanded version, the author has evaluated the numerous new archival holdings in German and international archives and summarized the research findings of recent years.

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Harold James – The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Economic War Against the Jews

Cambridge University Press, 2001, 220pp.

This book examines the role of Deutsche Bank in the expropriation of Jewish-owned enterprises during the Nazi dictatorship. The author uses new and previously unavailable materials, many from the bank's own archives, to examine policies that led to the eventual genocide of European Jews.

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