A German company will donate 10 million euros to charity after learning of its Nazi past

Nazi Germany.
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A German "industrial dynasty" is coming to terms with its past, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday, per BBC.

The Reimann family, whose holding firm JAB owns a controlling interest in global chains such as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, and Pret a Manger, said that Bild's report that their ancestors enthusiastically supported Adolf Hitler and his Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party when they controlled Germany before and during World War II is true. The Reimann family also used war prisoners as forced laborers during Hitler's time in power and female slaves were beaten and sexually abused on Reimann premises in German-occupied Eastern Europe.

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