Quote:Several inquiries have been made into the conduct of Swiss banks during the Nazi Germany period (1933–1945), especially regarding funds deposited by or allegedly stolen from victims of the Holocaust. The campaign causing the highest outlays (US$1.25 billion in 1999) on the part of the Swiss banking industry as of 2009 was the World Jewish Congress lawsuit against Swiss banks launched by Edgar Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress, in concert with US Senator Alfonse d'Amato of New York.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking_in...rld_War_II
The audit run by the Volcker Commission which resulted from this lawsuit cost CHF300 million and gave its final report in December 1999. It determined that the 1999 book value of all dormant accounts possibly belonging to victims of Nazi persecution that were unclaimed, closed by the Nazis, or closed by unknown persons was CHF95 million. Of this total, CHF24 million were "probably" related to victims of Nazi persecution. In addition the commission found "no proof of systematic destruction of records of victim accounts, organized discrimination against the accounts of victims of Nazi persecution, or concerted efforts to divert the funds of victims of Nazi persecution to improper purposes." It also "confirmed evidence of questionable and deceitful actions by some individual banks in the handling of accounts of victims".
In response to the lawsuit, the Swiss government commissioned an independent panel of international scholars known as the Bergier Commission to study the relationship between Switzerland and the Nazi regime. It reached similar conclusions about the banks' conduct in its final report, and found that trade with Nazi Germany did not significantly prolong the war.
(04-17-2014, 06:53 PM)Shadow Wrote: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8f5_1397688607
Bankers suck. Almost as much as Monsanto Sucks.
Quote: During the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Sweden allowed the Wehrmacht to use Swedish railways to transport (June–July 1941) the German 163rd Infantry Division along with howitzers, tanks and anti aircraft weapons and associated ammunition, from Norway to Finland.
German soldiers traveling on leave between Norway and Germany were allowed passage through Sweden, the so called permittenttrafik.
Swedish iron ore was sold to Germany throughout the war.
I mean like what the f##k there actually were Russian supply trains delivering all sorts of materials into Nazi Germany even as the Germans were unleashing their attack upon Russia...
So much for economic alliances preventing wars...
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