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Old 03-27-2019, 03:43 PM
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The German family that owns a company controlling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread and Keurig Dr. Pepper will donate $11 million to charity after learning that its ancestors supported Adolf Hitler and used forced laborers under the *****.

Albert Reimann Sr. and son Albert Reimann Jr., donated to Hitler's SS and used Russian civilians and French prisoners of war as forced laborers, according to a report in German newspaper the Bild.

Reimann family spokesman Peter Harf, the chairman and managing partner of the family's JAB Holding Co., said the Bild's report was accurate and had been confirmed by additional research commissioned by the Reimann children and grandchildren.

“It is all correct,” he commented to the Bild. “Reimann senior and Reimann junior were guilty."

The older Reimanns – the father died in 1954, his son in 1984 – did not talk about the family's history with the *****, Harf told the newspaper, and the family thought it learned all of the company's connections in a 1978 report.

"Our stand at the time was: there were companies where things were worse than they were here," Harf said, in comments translated into English and forwarded by the Reimann family's spokesperson to USA TODAY.

A post-war investigation initially banned the family's company from staying in business but was overturned by the U.S., the Bild reported. After reading family documents, the younger Reimanns in 2014 commissioned University of Munich economic historian Paul Erker to examine the family history, Harf said.

"At the beginning of 2014 we decided: We want to know more," Harf said. "(Erker) is to work through the Reimann story completely and independently."

While the newspaper did not come up with an overall number of forced laborers used during World War II, it found that in 1943 the company used 175, amounting to about 30 percent of the total workforce in its industrial chemicals company.

“We were all ashamed and turned as white as the wall,” Harf said. “There is nothing to gloss over. These crimes are disgusting.”

JAB Holding has built a considerable food portfolio. In May 2018, it acquired ready-to-eat food chain Pret A Manger, just four months after merging Dr Pepper Snapple Group with Keurig Green Mountain in January 2018 to create Keurig Dr Pepper.

The Luxembourg-based investment firm company acquired Panera Bread in 2017and owns controlling stakes in Krispy Kreme (acquired in 2016), Peet's Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee Company and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.

The 10 million euros ($11.3 million) will be donated to a charity, still be to determined, and the historian's report will be be released to the public, Harf said.

“The whole truth must be put on the table,” he said.



https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...st/3266377002/
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Yeah I read this the other day. They did their own 8nvedtigations into their past, do what they can to make it right.
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Waiting to see who gets triggered by this
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Waiting to see who gets triggered by this
I think we all assumed you lol
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I think we all assumed you lol
Triggered by a company going above and beyond to make up for the past? Why would I be triggered by that?

It's guys like you and OLS who should be pissed. Perfectly good companies giving in to SJWism and cutting checks for things they had nothing to do with.
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I could care less you’re assuming a lot. They can donate it all to cancer research for all I care they’ve got plenty of money.
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Nice tax write off.
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What charity should they donate it to?
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What charity should they donate it to?
To many bad jokes to be made here.
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I'm being serious.

If they go donate it to something stupid then this is just a ploy to get some media attention.

I'm sure there is some sort of survivor's charity or something they can donate to.
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They should donate it to the NRA. I say they keep their money and enjoy it. They aren't righting any wrong. They didn't do it. Their ancestors did.
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Good for them. Unfortunately they brought attention to it and now I can see people saying “they should do more....boycott.....blah blah blah”. I hope I’m wrong because these kids of the parents seem to be doing the right thing.
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Man...the only thing we got out of the japanese harbor bombing was an apology...
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They should donate it to the NRA. I say they keep their money and enjoy it. They aren't righting any wrong. They didn't do it. Their ancestors did.
Their grandparents and parents.
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Man...the only thing we got out of the japanese harbor bombing was an apology...
$1.50 per human life of the Holocaust seems like a bargain.
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Good for them. Unfortunately they brought attention to it and now I can see people saying “they should do more....boycott.....blah blah blah”. I hope I’m wrong because these kids of the parents seem to be doing the right thing.
Here's the positive way to look at it.

If they do this, and I agree with you that it's a good thing...and they get crapped on for it?

Long-term that will serve as an example of how maybe Outrage Culture has gone too far.

I'm closer to some of you guys on this "PC has run amok" theme than you might think, but in order for things to be fixed we need some high-profile examples of people doing exactly what the Outrage Culture has asked them to do, yet still getting dragged for it. Big cultural changes don't happen without visible consequences and injustices.
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Let's cut off funding to the Indians. We've done paid our debt for them not being able to defend their lands.
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Here's the positive way to look at it.

If they do this, and I agree with you that it's a good thing...and they get crapped on for it?

Long-term that will serve as an example of how maybe Outrage Culture has gone too far.

I'm closer to some of you guys on this "PC has run amok" theme than you might think, but in order for things to be fixed we need some high-profile examples of people doing exactly what the Outrage Culture has asked them to do, yet still getting dragged for it. Big cultural changes don't happen without visible consequences and injustices.
Absolutely agreed.
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Let's cut off funding to the Indians. We've done paid our debt for them not being able to defend their lands.
Hey look, someone wants attention

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Absolutely agreed.


That's why the Smolette thing is important as well.
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Any reason they used $10million Euros? Is that the same amount of money (including inflation) their ancestors paid the *****?


Looking at family net worth and that’s like throwing a few bucks in the collection basket.
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How did they come up with that figure? Also, if reparations needed to be made, there’s a lot of other companies that are still around that just brushed their past under the rug.
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How did they come up with that figure? .
it’s the smallest number that looks like a big number
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Let's cut off funding to the Indians. We've done paid our debt for them not being able to defend their lands.

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