• Short Summary

    THE 100,000 WORKERS OF THE KRUPP COAL AND STEEL EMPIRE DOWNED TOOLS FOR A MINUTE'S SILENCE TODAY AS ALFRED KRUPP WAS BURIED BESIDE HIS FATHER IN THE FAMILY SHRINE NEAR ESSEN TODAY.

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    THE 100,000 WORKERS OF THE KRUPP COAL AND STEEL EMPIRE DOWNED TOOLS FOR A MINUTE'S SILENCE TODAY AS ALFRED KRUPP WAS BURIED BESIDE HIS FATHER IN THE FAMILY SHRINE NEAR ESSEN TODAY.

    MORE THAN 500 MOURNERS CROWDED THE VILLA HUEGEL, TRADITIONAL SEAT OF THE KRUPP FAMILY, FOR THE FUNERAL THIS MORNING.

    ALFRED KRUPP, THE LAST SOLE OWNER OF THE 150-YEAR-OLD INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WHICH ARMED GERMANY FOR TWO WORLD WARS, DIED LAST SUNDAY OF LUNG CANCER, ONLY A FORTNIGHT BEFORE HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY.

    WITH HIM DIED THE NAME OF KRUPP, WHICH BY SPECIAL DECREE OF THE FORMER KAISER WILHELM II, COULD ONLY BE USED BY THE INHERITOR OF THE FIRM. BUT ONLY FIVE MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH, ALFRED KRUPP AGREED TO GIVE UP THE OWNERSHIP OF WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATE CONCERN, IN RETURN FOR GOVERNMENT HELP IN FINANCING EXPORTS.

    ALFRED KRUPP'S ONLY SON, ARNDT, WHO BEARS THE FAMILY NAME OF VON BOHLEN UND HALBACH, RELINQUISHED THE INHERITANCE.

    NOW, THE FAMOUS KRUPP EMPIRE IS TO BECOME A LIMITED COMPANY LINKED WITH A FOUNDATION BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

    BUT TODAY, GOVERNMENT PERSONALITIES, BUSINESSMEN AND INDUSTRIALISTS CROWDED INTO THE VILLA HUEGEL FOR THE FUNERAL, WHILE LOUDSPEAKERS RELAYED THE SERVICE TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STANDING IN THE PARKLAND AROUND THE HOUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2B44PONQAP9UH3CH4TEAARI13
    Media URN:
    VLVA2B44PONQAP9UH3CH4TEAARI13
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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