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How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

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How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president

 

Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell in Washington

Sat 25 Sep 2004 18.59 EDT

 

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

 

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

 

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

 

The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy....

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

 

 

 

From the Washington Times:

 

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Bush bank tied to Nazi funding

By - The Washington Times - Friday, October 17, 2003

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

President Bush’s grandfather was a director of a bank seized by the federal government because of its ties to a German industrialist who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, government documents show.

 

Prescott Bush was one of seven directors of Union Banking Corp., a New York investment bank owned by a bank controlled by the Thyssen family, according to recently declassified National Archives documents reviewed by the Associated Press.

 

Fritz Thyssen was an early financial supporter of Hitler, whose National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi) Mr. Thyssen believed was preferable to communism. The documents do not show any evidence that Mr. Bush directly aided that effort. His position with Union Banking never was a political issue for Prescott Bush, who was elected to the Senate from Connecticut in 1952.

 

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Union Banking was seized by the government in October 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/oct/17/20031017-110534-8149r/

 

From Fox News:

 

 

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Documents: Bush's Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who Funded Hitler

WASHINGTON – President Bush's grandfather was a director of a bank seized by the federal government because of its ties to a German industrialist who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler's rise to power, government documents show.

 

Prescott Bush (search) was one of seven directors of Union Banking Corp. (search), a New York investment bank owned by a bank controlled by the Thyssen family, according to recently declassified National Archives documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

 

Fritz Thyssen (search) was an early financial supporter of Hitler, whose Nazi party Thyssen believed was preferable to communism. The documents do not show any evidence Bush directly aided that effort. His position with Union Banking never was a political issue for Bush, who was elected to the Senate from Connecticut in 1952.

 

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No charges were brought against Union Banking's American directors. The federal government was too busy trying to fight the war, said Donald Goldstein, a professor of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

"We did not have the resources to do these things," Goldstein said....

 

https://www.foxnews.com/story/documents-bushs-grandfather-directed-bank-tied-to-man-who-funded-hitler

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, think said:

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

 

What effect does this have on your life other than give you more of a chance to express your hate and rage for Trump and somehow think you are changing the world ?

 

BTW: Isn't this about the 6th time this theme has been posted here or has there been an update in history that now makes it more relevant ?

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