The household who owns a number of well-known companies together with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Panera Bread discovered that their ancestors supported Adolf Hitler and used Russian civilians and French prisoners of struggle as pressured laborers to work of their manufacturing unit.
The claims towards the Reimann household had been made Sunday in a four-page report by the German tabloid Bild, and confirmed by household spokesman Peter Harf.
“We were ashamed,” Harf told the outlet in an interview revealed Tuesday that was translated to English. “These crimes are disgusting.”
According to Bild, paperwork uncovered in Germany, France and the United States reveal that Albert Reimann Sr. and his son, Albert Reimann Jr., used pressured laborers beneath the Nazis throughout World War II to work of their industrial chemical substances firm.
It’s not clear what number of laborers had been used, however Bild reported in 1943 that they made up about 30 % of the workforce on the manufacturing unit.
Harf, who is likely one of the two managing companions of the Reimann’s JAB Holding Company, advised Bild that the claims are “all correct.” Harf didn’t instantly return NBC News’ request for remark.
He additionally stated the Reimann household employed a historian professor on the University of Munich in 2014 to analyze their family’s Nazi ties after discovering paperwork belonging to Reimann Sr., who died in 1954. Reimann Jr. died in 1984.
The professor’s findings had been offered to the Reimann kids, a grandson and Harf a couple of weeks in the past and had been “consistent” with Bild’s report, Harf stated.