Edited by Hal Brands, Francis J. Gavin
The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation
In the heart of Frankfurt, Germany, stands the IG Farben building. Completed in 1930, this massive and seemingly indestructible triumph of modernist design was named for its first owners, the IG Farben Company, at the time Germany’s largest chemical conglomerate. Within the decade, IG Farben became deeply entangled with the Nazis and was eventually complicit in many of the worst atrocities of Hitler’s Germany, including the manufacture of the notorious Zyklon B gas used in concentration camps.