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Le Temps (Paris): Henri Deterding: 2 April 1939

Le Temps (Paris): Henri Deterding: 2 April 1939


At the end of his life, he established his main residence in Germany, not only because he had founded his third home, but mainly because he saw in Hitler the most serious defense against invading Bolshevism. . His hatred of the Soviet regime, which had spoiled the Royal Dutch from its petroliferous lands in Russia, was the obsession of the last years of his life. His fortune has sometimes been estimated at 65 million pounds, or about 11 billion and a half francs.

Mr. Maurice Lewandowski reports a solemn circumstance in the life of Deterding: it was the visit that this one made to Pope Pius X1. Deterding was able to see Mussolini with the backseat of finding in Italy a fulcrum for his industrial and financial policy…


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