Bahlsen is having its role played in forced labor during the era of National Socialism researched scientifically
Bahlsen and the owning family are having the role Bahlsen had during the era of National Socialism researched scientifically. This was triggered by the current discussions surrounding forced labor at Bahlsen.
Professor Dr. Manfred Grieger of the University of Göttingen has been contracted to put together an independent panel of experts to compose a scientifically founded company history. Bahlsen’s role in forced labor will be examined in detail in this composition, including the treatment of forced laborers at Bahlsen.
In the 90s, a research project conducted by the Institute of Political Science at the University of Hannover examined the history of the workforce at Bahlsen, including the time during the era of National Socialism. The company opened its archives for that purpose.
The panel of experts will research this chapter of the company history in even more detail and determine the past development of the family company in this regard. The constitution of the expert panel of historians and the further steps will be made known in a separate statement.