(DPA/AFP) German politicians also lashed out at the 25-year-old. Verena Bahlsen, heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire, March 26, 2019, Berlin (Monika Skolimowska / dpa / AFP) image caption Verena Bahlsen is an heir to the Bahlsen biscuit empire The heiress of a German biscuit company has apologised for saying the firm "did nothing wrong" in … Reuters. In Germany Bahlsen is the most successful manufacturer in this market and with the brands BAHLSEN and LEIBNIZ market leader. Bahlsen sparked an uproar over her claim that her company treated forced workers "well" during World War II. Product Code: 844781 Bahlsen Hit Cocoa Creme Biscuit PM £1.19 12 x 220g. Verena Bahlsen, the heiress of the German biscuit empire Bahlsen, at a press dinner in Berlin in March 2019. Bahlsen was born in Germany, and came to Canada to study at the University of Calgary. Verena Bahlsen, heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire, is seen in Berlin in March. Product Code: 629281 Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Biscuits PM £1.29 6 x 200g. Verena Bahlsen… Also throughout Europe, Bahlsen is one of the most successful sweet biscuit companies. THE heiress of German Choco Leibnitz biscuit empire sparked outrage after insisting the company did 'nothing wrong' by using slave labourers in the Nazi era. The company's roots go back to 1889, when Hermann Bahlsen founded the "Hannoversche Cakes-Fabrik H. Bahlsen" and employed ten people. Product Code: 844956 Bahlsen Hit Vanilla Flavour PM £1.19 12 x 220g. Verena Bahlsen, heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire poses for a photo in Berlin, March 26, 2019. Credit: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/AFP. He was an heir to the Bahlsen biscuit empire in Germany. Find your sweet inspiration! Published on 14.05.2019. The heiress of a German biscuit empire has apologised for saying the firm “did nothing wrong” in its use of forced labour during the Nazi era. From the molded chocolate of a Choco Leibniz, to the buttery-golden delicacy of Bahlsen's puff pastry selections. She has apologized for "thoughtless responses" over forced laborers and socialism. Published on 14.05.2019. In May, the heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire apologised for comments downplaying the hardship faced by people forced to work at the family business under Nazi rule. Picture taken on March 26, 2019 in Berlin shows Verena Bahlsen, heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire.