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LATE SIR HENRI DETERDING: Daughter Born to His Widow in Berlin

The Scotsman – Monday 20 March 1939

LATE SIR HENRI DETERDING

Daughter Born to His Widow in Berlin

A daughter born in a Berlin nursing home to Lady Charlotte Deterding, the 40-year-old widow of Sir Henri Deterding, former president of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company will inherit a one-eighth share in the £2,000,000 estate left by her father. Sir Henri , who was 72 , died suddenly six weeks ago . He married three times, and the baby is his seventh child.

Mr Henry Deterding, the oil king’s eldest son, who spends most of his time on his farm in Norfolk , told a reporter yesterday : — “My father’s estate will be somewhere about £2,000,000. It will be divided equally among his widow and his seven children. Of course, death duties have to come off. There is some difficulty as to where these have to be paid, so that I cannot say exactly how much the share of each will be.” read more

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Sir Henry Deterding: £250,000 FOR A BABY

Daily Mirror: £250,000 FOR A BABY: 20 March 1939 Page 13

EXTRACT

EIGHT weeks after the death, of her seventy-year-old millionaire husband, Lady Charlotte Deterding, aged forty, has given birth to a daughter in a Berlin nursing home. Under the terms of her oil-magnate husband’s will the child will inherit about a quarter of a million pounds. Lady Charlotte is to name the baby after her husband, Sir Henri Wilhelm August. The baby will be christened Henrietta Wilhelmina Augustine. Sir Henri left more than £2,000,000, but the exact figure is not yet known. Lady Charlotte was Sir Henri’s third wife. They were married in 1936. She was formerly Fraulein Charlotte Knaack and acted for some time as his secretary. read more

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Sir Henri Deterding gave 7 ½ million marks to Hitler in 1929

The Milwaukee Sentinel: 16 March 1939

Extract: The Late Sir Henri Deterding, the biggest oil man of them all, gave 7 ½ million marks to Hitler in 1929

SOURCE ARTICLE

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Confirmation Sir Henri Deterding was a financial backer of the Nazis

TWIN FALLS NEWS, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, MORNING, MARCH 8, 1939

Treasury Move May Presage Change in Financing Policies

NEW YORK *NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG

By James McMullin

Extract

CAUSE. The last honors bestowed upon the late Sir Henri Deterding by high German officials furnish eloquent confirmation of the story that he was one of the original financial backers of the Nazi movement. A Dutchman by birth and nationality, he attained the chairmanship of the Royal Dutch (Shell) Oil Co. and was knighted by the British king. read more

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Deterding one of the original financial backers of the Nazi movement

THE ERA, BRADFORD, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1939

Extract from above newspaper article…

The last honors bestowed upon the late Sir Henri Deterding by high German officials furnish eloquent confirmation of the story that he was one of the original financial backers of the Nazi movement. A Dutchman by birth and nationality, he attained the chairmanship of the Royal Dutch (Shell) Oil Co. and was knighted by the British king.

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