In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Family spokesman Peter Harf, who heads the Reimann’s JAB Holding Company, is pictured in Berlin, Germany. One of Germany’s richest families says it will give millions to charity as a gesture after learning their ancestors enthusiastically supported the Nazis and used forced laborers. (Photo: Soeren Stache, AP)
The German family that owns a company controlling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread and Keurig Dr. Pepper will donate $11 million to charity after learning that its ancestors supported Adolf Hitler and used forced laborers under the Nazis.
Albert Reimann Sr. and son Albert Reimann Jr., donated to Hitler’s SS and used Russian civilians and French prisoners of war as forced laborers, according to a report in German newspaper the Bild.