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Nicolae Malaxa

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Nicolae Malaxa ( – 1965) was a Romanian engineer and industrialist. Malaxa, born in Huşi, was of Greek origin. He studied engineering at the University of Iaşi and the Polytechnic University in Karlsruhe. Malaxa joined the Romanian Railways Company and later started his own business dealing with rolling stock maintenance. By the end of the 1930s, his factories were mass-producing various railway equipment, making him one of the largest industrialists in Southeastern Europe and the main provider for the Romanian Railways. Malaxa was close to King Carol II and had political connections that contributed to his success. He was not tied to British, French, or Czechoslovak interests but maintained business links with Nazi Germany as early as 1935. He was briefly imprisoned after Carol's fall from power and later financed far-right political parties in Romania. In February 1945, Malaxa's Bucharest factories were at the center of violent events related to the conflict between Premier
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