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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. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty.
While there is no suggestion that Prescott Bush was sympathetic to the Nazi cause, the documents reveal that the firm he worked for, Brown Brothers Harriman BBHacted as a US base for the German industrialist, Fritz Thyssen, who helped finance Hitler in the s before falling out with him at the end of the decade.
Tantalising Bush was also on the board of at least one of the companies that formed part of a multinational network of front companies to allow Thyssen to move assets around the world.
During the war, the company made use of Nazi slave labour from the concentration camps, including Auschwitz. All three are readily available, thanks to the efficient US archive system and a helpful and dedicated staff at both the Library of Congress in Washington and the National Archives at the University of Maryland.
The first set of files, the Harriman papers in the Library of Congress, show that Prescott Bush was a director and shareholder of a number of companies involved with Thyssen.
The second set of papers, which are in the National Archives, are contained in vesting order number which records the seizure of the company assets.
What these files show is that on October 20 the alien property custodian seized the assets of the UBC, of which Prescott Bush was a director. Having gone through the books of the bank, further seizures were made against two affiliates, the Holland-American Trading Corporation and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation.
The third set of documents, also at the National Archives, are contained in the files on IG Farben, who was prosecuted for war crimes. Prescott Bush, a 6ft 4in charmer with a rich singing voice, was the founder of the Bush political dynasty and was once considered a potential presidential candidate himself.
Like his son, George, and grandson, George W, he went to Yale where he was, again like his descendants, a member of the secretive and influential Skull and Bones student society. He was an artillery captain in the first world war and married Dorothy Walker, the daughter of George Herbert Walker, in Inhis father-in-law, a well-known St Louis investment banker, helped set him up in business in New York with Averill Harriman, the wealthy son of railroad magnate E H Harriman in New York, who had gone into banking.
After hearing Adolf Hitler speak, Thyssen became mesmerised by the young firebrand. He joined the Nazi party in December and admits backing Hitler in his autobiography, I Paid Hitler, when the National Socialists were still a radical fringe party.
He stepped in several times to bail out the struggling party: The money came from another Thyssen overseas institution, the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvarrt in Rotterdam. InThyssen fled Germany after falling out with Hitler but he was captured in France and detained for the remainder of the war. However, everything changed after Germany invaded Poland in Even then it could be argued that BBH was within its rights continuing business relations with the Thyssens until the end of as the US was still technically neutral until the attack on Pearl Harbor.
What is in dispute is if Harriman, Walker and Bush did more than own these companies on paper. May wrote in his report of August 16 V of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
My investigation has produced no evidence as to the ownership of the Dutch bank.
Mr Cornelis [sic] Lievense, president of UBC, claims no knowledge as to the ownership of the Bank voor Handel but believes it possible that Baron Heinrich Thyssen, brother of Fritz Thyssen, may own a substantial interest. The 4, shares hereinbefore set out are therefore beneficially owned and help for the interests of enemy nationals, and are vestible by the APC," according to the memo from the National Archives seen by the Guardian.
Red-handed Jones recommended that the assets be liquidated for the benefit of the government, but instead UBC was maintained intact and eventually returned to the American shareholders after the war. The most tantalising part of the story remains shrouded in mystery: You will recall that Foster is a director and he is particularly anxious to be certain that there is no liability attaching to the American directors.
All concrete evidence of its ownership disappears after and there are only a few traces in and ," says Eva Schweitzer, the journalist and author whose book, America and the Holocaust, is published next month.Nov 26, · This feature is not available right now.
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