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The FT are running a story about how the Bank of England financed the Nazis by selling stolen Czech gold reserves. Very interesting.

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http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/archive/Documents/archivedocs/wwh/2/p3c9p1292-1301.pdf

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-of-england/10212234/Bank-of-England-helped-the-Nazis-to-sell-plundered-gold.html

In the history, the Bank of England insists its role in an episode that "still rankled for some time" after 1940 but was "widely misunderstood".

The Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in September 1938. In March the following year, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) asked the Bank of England to switch £5.6m-worth of gold from an account for the Czech national bank to one belonging to the Reichsbank.

Much of the gold - nearly 2,000 gold bars - was then "disposed" of in Belgium, Holland and London. The BIS was chaired at the time by Bank of England director, German Otto Niemeyer.

The UK central bank also sold gold for the Nazis in June 1939, without waiting for approval from Westminster.

Luckily they had no one on the inside.

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The FT are running a story about how the Bank of England financed the Nazis by selling stolen Czech gold reserves. Very interesting.

The difference between treason and patriotism is very often only a matter of dates.

If this story is true the BoE would have been in good company - sundry members or the Royal Family and aristocracy, members of the British political class, George Bush's grandfather, all sorts.

Banking has plenty of morals, and loyalty. Just not to any little folk or little folk institutions.

edit: I love this quote from the wikipedia entry on George Bush's grandfather, director of a bank that dealt with wartime Germany

According to journalist Joe Conason, Prescott Bush's involvement with UBC was purely commercial and he was not a Nazi sympathizer.[9] The Anti-Defamation League[10] and historian Herbert Parmet[7] agreed with that assessment.

Well, that's all right then.

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According to journalist Joe Conason, Prescott Bush's involvement with UBC was purely commercial and he was not a Nazi sympathizer.[9] The Anti-Defamation League[10] and historian Herbert Parmet[7] agreed with that assessment.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1852287.George_Bush

George Bush

by Herbert S. Parmet

The only comprehensive biography of our 41st president -- written by a noted historian who has had exclusive access to George Bush's never-before-seen personal letters and career-long journal entries.A Connecticut senator's son, George Bush parlayed an aristocratic upbringing and heroic service in World War Il into a successful entrepreneurship in Texas oil and a political...more

Same person by any chance? If only I was a cynic.

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