J.D Rockefeller (Standard Oil) Supplied Nazi Germany in World War 2

Updated: May 22

Just over 80 years ago was the start of the greatest slaughter in human history. Germany's war effort was largely supported by 2 organizations. One of which was called I. G. Farben. One of the un-spoken partners of I.G. Farben was J.D Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company in America and after the Rockefellers, the next largest stockholder in Standard Oil was I.G. Farben. I.G. Farben produced 80% of Germany's explosives and zykon b used in the concentration camps to kill millions. Several IG Farben directors were found guilty of war crimes arising from their actions during WW2.

Connection between Adolf Hitler, dictator of Nazi Germany and the Rockefellers

The necessary process of hydrogenation was developed and funded by the Standard Oil in association with I.G. Farben. Standard Oil contributed several millions of dollars to assist it. The financial transactions among the branches of the Standard Oil and I.G. Farben were made through a banking system established by Prescott Bush. Standard oil had financed the in hopes that the German army would defeat the USSR and it could than take over the vast resource fields.

The president of Standards Oil New Jersey division (Know at the time as ESSO) Walter C. Teagle, has been accused of contributing to Nazi Germany during world war 2 through his involvement with the German company I.G Farben. He allied Standard Oil with the German company and conducted research jointly. Standard Oil supplied information to I.G Farben on how to manufacturer Tetraethyl Lead, and synthetic rubber, both critical to the war effort. In 1938 Standard Oil supplied five hundred ton of Tetraethyl Lead to the German Luftwaffe.


The German Air force could not fly without a fuel additive (tetraethyl lead ) patented by Rockefeller's Eastern States Standard Oil known as ESSO. Without it the Luftwaffe would have been practically grounded. The Luftwaffe was the Nazi air force founded in 1935. Led by Hermann Goering, it became the largest and most powerful in Europe by the start of World War Two. Tetraethyl lead is a additive in gasoline used in the combustion chambers of motors as a anti-knocking agent. It also allows an increase in engine power and efficiency. At the time tetraethyl lead was a rare and highly controlled commodity and it is unlikely Germany would have been able to find another source for it. Had Teagle not arranged such a massive transfer of the substance to the Luftwaffe, it is likely that the second World War would have been postponed for several years.

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After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 the American public was assured that Big Business along with all of the officials of government ceased from the moment the war began to have any dealings whatsoever with the enemy. Four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 11 December 1941, when the USA was still officially neutral during World War II, Nazi Germany declared war against the United States, in response to what was claimed to be a series of provocations by the United States government. The decision to declare war was made by Adolf Hitler, apparently offhand, almost without consultation. Later that day, the United States declared war on Germany.


Standard Oil, under Teagle, continued to supplied Japan and Germany with large quantities of this critical aviation gas component. When America entered the war in 1941, it was desperately short of rubber because Standard Oil, again under Teagle's leadership, refused to produce any synthetic rubber for the American military, because Teagle had transferred the patent rights for synthetic rubber to IG Farben, which guaranteed the German company the absolute control of synthetic rubber. In 1934, about 85% of oil products were imported into Germany. The only thing that allowed Hitler to prepare its impressive war machine was the production of synthetic fuel. Because of the patents it had sold and transferred to Germany, Standard Oil also interfered with America's production of synthetic ammonia (for use in explosives), acetic acid (another crucial war material), and methanol (another fuel additive). Standard and Teagle, again protecting IG Farben's patents, had also worked to prevent the US military from obtaining paraflow, a crucial high-altitude lubricant used in fighters and bombers.

Faced with a United States Department of Justice investigation, Teagle convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt that a suit would hurt the war effort, instead choosing to pay an out-of-court fine. The result was a fall in public favor for Standard Oil and the resignation of Teagle in 1942. In the United States, the disloyal strategies of the Standard Oil and the repeated treason problems had turned John D. Rockefeller into a very unpopular personality. Despite the settlement, for the duration of the Second World War, Standard Oil, under deals Teagle had overseen, continued to supply Nazi Germany with oil. The shipments went through Spain, Vichy France's colonies in the West Indies, and Switzerland. Standard's oil shipments from the United States to Spain were briefly halted in January 1944 due to American public pressure, then began again in May 1944. Spain, meanwhile, was shipping 48,000 tons a month of American oil to Germany.

At the beginning of the war 7 refineries were active in Germany (the biggest in Leuna), 3 more were nearly finished. In 1943 twelve refineries existed, in 1944 fifteen. The production had a maximum in 1943. Due to heavy bombing most of the capacity was destroyed in March 1945. Today, Leuna is known for being one of the biggest chemical industrial locations in Germany, where a very wide range of chemicals and plastics is produced