Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turning up the Heat on Allianz

Last week, we updated our readers on the efforts of Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to resolve a decades-old dispute over life insurance proceeds due the families of those killed in the Holocaust.

Turns out, she's turning up the heat. To broil:

"[Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen] is pressuring National Public Radio stations ... CNBC and others to stop airing sponsorships and advertising by a giant German insurer that collaborated with the Nazis ... has launched a letter-writing campaign aimed at blocking [Allianz] from advertising with any U.S. media until it pays off all Holocaust survivors' life insurance claims."

That's gonna leave a mark.

And in the "Adding Insult to Injury" Department, it turns out that in addition to insuring the lives of Holocaust victims, Allianz insured the means of their deaths, as well: "Allianz insured concentration camp facilities."

Full disclosure: I do not represent Allianz.
blog comments powered by Disqus