Section 1: Biography »
The first section portrays Bosch’s private life and his career. As a child, Bosch gained technical experience in his father’s plumbing workshop. His internship in the smelting works of Kotzenau and his studies in mechanical engineering characterized him as a skilled process technician rather than a chemist.
In 1899 he joined BASF and in 1900 he was assigned to the research program dedicated to the technical synthesis of ammonia. He quickly rose from being an authorized representative to chairman of both BASF and IG Farben boards. By 1911 he was at the forefront of the largest German chemical corporation.