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Berlin News reporting the death of Sir Henri Deterding: 6 Feb 1939

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DUTCH ROTTERDAM NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 6 FEB 1939

DUTCH ROTTERDAM NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 6 FEB 1939 read more

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The Times: 6 February 1939: SIR HENRI DETERDING

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The Times: Sir Henri Deterding Obituary: 6 February 1939

THE INTERNATIONAL OIL INDUSTRY

Sir Henri Deterding, who was spending the winter at his villa near Suvretta, at St. Moritz, died suddenly on Saturday from angina pectoris, telegraphs our Geneva Correspondent. His death is causing great grief at St. Moritz, where his generosity and kindness had made him very popular. By his death the international oil industry loses one of its most dominating figures. read more

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BERLIN NEWSPAPER REPORT ON THE DEATH OF SIR HENRI DETERDING: 6 FEB 1939

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PARIS NEWSPAPER REPORT ON THE DEATH OF SIR HENRI DETERDING: 6 FEB 1939

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Rockefeller of Europe, Sir Henry Deterding, Dies

THE OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN, MONDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1939 Page 7

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Son of Sea Captain Rises in Meteoric Career in Fashion Comparable to Horatio Alger Tales – Strong Pro-Nazi and Bitter Russia Opponent Carves Way to Success.

He became an ardent nazi after Adolf Hitler attained power in Germany.

Deterding immediately saw the possibilities and set out to tie Royal Dutch and Shell together, the better to compete with Standard Oil.

A practical token of his admiration for the anticommunist regime of Hitler was given in 1937. He gave $5,000,000 with which to purchase Holland’s surplus food products. He stipulated that the proceeds should go to Germany’s “Winter Help Fund.” read more

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SIR H. DETERDING, 72 DIES IN SWISS HOME

The Montreal Gazette Monday 6 February 1939 Page 14

SIR HENRI DETERDING

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Netherlands – born Magnate Built Up Royal Dutch Petroleum Company

Was Ardent Hitler Supporter and Foe of Soviet

Sir Henri, who possesses a personal fortune estimated at between $150,000,000 and $200,000,000, retired from the direction of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company.

He became an ardent Nazi after Adolf Hitler attained power in Germany.

A practical token of his admiration for the anti-Communist regime of Hitler was given in 1937. He gave $5,000,000 with which to purchase Holland’s surplus food products. He stipulated that the proceeds should go to Germany’s “Winter Help Fund.” read more

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Sir Henri Deterding: 9s.-a-Week to Millions

Daily Mirror: 9s.-a-Week to Millions: 6 February 1939 Page 7

Oil King Sir Henri Deterding, seventy two, who died at St. Moritz, Switzerland, began as a nine-shillings-a-week bank clerk and rose to riches so great that eventually he matched dollar for dollar with Rockefeller.

Sir Henri was a Dutchman. He was knighted by the British Government “for services rendered.”

Hitler is said to have received his financial support. He hated the Soviet Government, admired Mussolini and aided France. read more

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Deterding millions in Germany

Daily Express Front Page article 6 February 1939

Deterding millions in Germany

THE personal fortune of Sir Henri Deterding, multi-millionaire oil king, who died after a heart attack on Saturday, is believed to be in Germany, where he went to live after his divorce in 1936.

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Hamburger News Sir Henri Deterding 5 Feb 1939

Hamburger News: Sir Henri Deterding: 5 Feb 1939

If anyone fancies a challenge and can translate the German text into English, kindly send the translation to [email protected] and it will be added here. Please indicate the date of this article. Use your browser to enlarge the image. There are also options to increase the image size by clicking on the SOURCE button. Prepared to pay via Pay Pal a reasonable small sum agreed in advance. Translation gig ideal for German pensioner.

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German newspaper article about Sir Henri Deterding: 5 Feb 1939

German newspaper article about Royal Dutch Shell Founder Sir Henri Deterding: 5 Feb 1939

If anyone fancies a challenge and can translate the German text into English, kindly send the translation to [email protected] and it will be added here. Please indicate the date of this article. Use your browser to enlarge the image. There are also options to increase the image size by clicking on the SOURCE button. Prepared to pay via Pay Pal a reasonable small sum agreed in advance. Translation gig ideal for German pensioner. read more

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Rotterdam Newspaper Sir Henri Deterding obituary: 5 February 1939

Rotterdam Newspaper Sir Henri Deterding obituary: 5 February 1939 read more

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Hamburg Newspaper Sir Henri Deterding obituary: 5 February 1939

Hamburg Newspaper Sir Henri Deterding Obituary: 5 February 1939 read more

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Dutch Shell Head Dies In Holland

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS Dutch Shell Head Dies In Holland: Sunday 5 February 1939

EXTRACTS

Sir Henri Wilhelm August Deterding was an outstanding figure in world financial affairs because of his role as guiding genius of the great Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, of which he remained a director after retiring from the post of director-general.

He was known as a bitter foe of Soviet Russia and was named at a Moscow trial as having aided in a plot against the Soviet government.

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Frankfurt News Report on the Funeral of Sir Henri Deterding: 11 Fen 1939

Frankfurt News Report on the Funeral of Sir Henri Deterding: 11 Fen 1939 read more

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