How the secret love affair between the daughter of a murdered Jew and a Nazi businessman

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One of the largest conglomerates in the country which owns Krispy Kreme, Keurig and Pret-A-Manger was founded in the love affair of the daughter of a murdered Jew and a Nazi, it has been revealed.

JAB Holding, as it is known today, is one of the largest conglomerates in the US. It owns the aforementioned coffee and donut companies and also Panera Bread, Stumptown Coffee, Bally and Coty.

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It belongs in part to members of the Reimann family who live between the US and Europe.

Albert Reimann Jr., their father, was at its helm in during the Second World War, when it was known Benckiser and was based in Germany.

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The company's use of Nazi forced labor was exposed in 2018 as it took over Pret-A-Manger.

But what has been a secret for years is that the mother of three of his children was Emilie Landecker, the daughter of a murdered Jewish man who died in a ghetto after being deported by the Gestapo.

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She went to work for Benckiser as a teenager, having been baptized Catholic as a child, and for years had an affair with Albert Jr., despite him being a keen follower of the regime which slaughtered her father.

Though he was married to someone else, Reimann and the young Landecker had a years-long affair. In 1951, she was 29 and had their first child. She had two more before she stopped working for the company in 1965.


It is unclear if he ever knew that her father was Jewish.

One of their children, Wolfgang Reimann, has spoken out for the first time about the family's dark history and about his father's ties to the Nazis.

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Albert died in 1985 without ever telling his children the truth; that he was not just a Nazi sympathizer but an...
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