- Accumulatoren-Fabrik AFA
The Accumulatoren-Fabrik Hagen (AFA) was a large industrial company located first in Austria and then Nazi Germany. Established in
1888and led by Adolph Müller, with time it became the leading supplier of batteries in Austria and Germany. In 1890it became a part of the Deutsche Bankholding, along with Siemens AGand AEGcompanies.
Initially based in
Hagen, during the World War IIthe company acquired a number of other factories, mostly confiscated by the Nazis from their previous owners. Among such factories were the modern Hannoverplant (built in 1938), Mülhausen, Viennaand the factory in Poznań( 1943), Herbst(1944). AFA's factory in Viennese borough of Schwechatwas one of the sub-camps of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. The factory was destroyed by a Bomber Commandair raid on December 2, 1944[http://www.historisches-centrum.de/index.php?id=293] . It provided batteries for, among others, the German U-Boats and Panzertanks.
* [http://www.historisches-centrum.de/index.php?id=410 The Accumulator Battery Works Co. Berlin-Hagen]
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