By late 1942, there were 24 divisions from Romania on the Eastern Front, 10 from Italy, and 10 from Hungary. In violation of the provisions of the Hague Convention, industrial firms in the Netherlands, France, and Belgium were put to work producing war materiel for Germany. In addition, soldiers looted or purchased goods such as produce and clothingitems, which were becoming harder to obtain in Germanyfor shipment home. By 1944 over a half million women served as auxiliaries in the German armed forces. Approximately 75 percent were Eastern European. As the market was experiencing a glut and prices for petroleum were low, in 1933 the Nazi government made a profit-sharing agreement with IG Farben, guaranteeing them a 5 percent return on capital invested in their synthetic oil plant at Leuna. Belgian Eupen-Malmedy, which had been part of Germany until 1919, was annexed.