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In 1931 Odeon merged with the United Kingdom branch of Columbia Records, Electrola Records , HMV, Parlophone and other labels to form EMI. In 1936 the director of the Odeon branch was forced to retire and replaced by Dr. Kepler, a Nazi party member. In 1939 Odeon and Electrola are placed under a Nazi-appointed administrator. When the Russians liberate Berlin in 1945 they destroyed most of the Odeon factory. After 1945 Odeon continued to be used as a labels for pressings made for West Africa. In Brazil the label survived as an EMI subsidiary until the mid 1960s when it finally disappeared completely.
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