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Industry Petroleum
Founded August 24, 1934[1]
Defunct 1945

Wirtschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft (WIFO, English: Economic Research Company) was a Nazi Germany-owned company "charged with the construction and operation of solid fuel (natural and synthetic) storage depots."[1]


1935 summer: At the suggestion of IG Farben, the Wirtschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft (Wifo, Economic Research Ltd)[2] investigated the Kohnstein mine to centralize a fuel and chemical depot.[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Strange, Anthony N (2003). "Germany’s Synthetic Fuel Industry 1927-45" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. Neufeld, Michael J (1995). The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era. New York: The Free Press. pp. p202,209, 230, 264. ISBN 0-02-922895-6. 
  3. Ordway, Frederick I, III; Sharpe, Mitchell R (1979). The Rocket Team. Apogee Books Space Series 36. pp. p75,76, 79, 88. 
  4. Garliński, Józef (1978). Hitler's Last Weapons: The Underground War against the V1 and V2. New York: Times Books. pp. p105. 

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