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Wartime years pose a tough test. 100 years of Wiesner-Hager Furniture.

20.04.2021

As with many companies, the wartime years between 1939 and 1945 represented a struggle to survive for Wiesner-Hager and were accompanied by numerous human tragedies. Of the 104 employees called up for military service, 35 did not return. At the start of the war, Wiesner-Hager still managed to get by as a supplier to the military. Wiesner-Hager also became a member of the German bentwood cartel, which placed orders for the Wehrmacht from Berlin. In fact, the company made even larger investments: In addition to chairs and stools, recliners were also required for field hospitals and so-called “sleigh boats” had to be produced as a means of transporting war matériel and the wounded.
 

For these reasons, it was especially women who kept the business going during the war, enabling the company to stay afloat for a long period of time during the war years. As the war continued, shortages of manpower and materials led to the complete closure of the company for a few months. Production only resumed at the start of 1946.
 
To be continued...

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