Re: Old Captains motto
Which is why I. G. Farben's share price is so high today
Given that IG Farben has become Agfa, BASF, Bayer, and Sanofi, which together account for a rather significant fraction of the world's chemical industry, it's stock isn't worth anything (the company technically still exists, but has been in voluntary liquidation since 2011, and insolvent since 2003), but its production facilities never stopped to operate. They were simply too important for the post-war european reconstruction to be dismantled, no matter how distasteful and criminal their role was before and during the WWII.
This is actually a very good example of how the moral issues always fall by the wayside when the stakes are high enough, and Realpolitik takes over.