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Prescott Bush Nazi link

Documents in National Archives Prove George W. Bush's

Grandfather Traded with Nazis - Even After Pearl Harbor

by John Buchanan (Exclusive to the New Hampshire Gazette)

 

WASHINGTON - After 60 years of inattention and even denial

by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in

The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that

Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush,

served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative

for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926

until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush

and his "enemy national" partners.

 

The documents also show that Bush and his colleagues, according

to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, tried to

conceal their financial alliance with German industrialist Fritz

Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s,

personally funded Adolf Hitler's rise to power by the subversion

of democratic principle and German law.

 

Furthermore, the declassified records demonstrate that Bush

and his associates, who included E. Roland Harriman, younger

brother of American icon W. Averell Harriman, and George

Herbert Walker, President Bush's maternal great-grandfather,

continued their dealings with the German industrial tycoon for

nearly a year after the U.S. entered the war.

 

No Story?

For six decades these historical facts have gone unreported

by the mainstream U.S. media. The essential facts have

appeared on the Internet and in relatively obscure books, but

were dismissed by the media and Bush family as undocumented

diatribes. This story has also escaped the attention of "official"

Bush biographers, Presidential historians and publishers of U.S.

history books covering World War II and its aftermath.

 

The White House did not respond to phone calls seeking comment.

 

The Summer of '42

The unraveling of the web of Bush-Harriman-Thyssen U.S.

enterprises, all of which operated out of the same suite of

offices at 39 Broadway in New York under the supervision of

Prescott Bush, began with a story that ran simultaneously in

the New York Herald-Tribune and Washington Post on July 31,

1941. By then, the U.S. had been at war with Germany for

nearly eight months.

 

"Hitler's Angel Has $3 Million in U.S. Bank," declared the front-page

Herald-Tribune headline. The lead paragraph characterized Fritz

Thyssen as "Adolf Hitler's original patron a decade ago." In fact,

the steel and coal magnate had aggressively supported and funded

Hitler since October 1923, according to Thyssen's autobiography,

I Paid Hitler. In that book, Thyssen also acknowledges his direct

personal relationships with Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels and Rudolf

Hess.

 

The Herald-Tribune also cited unnamed sources who suggested

Thyssen's U.S. "nest egg" in fact belonged to "Nazi bigwigs" including Goebbels, Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler, or even Hitler himself.

 

Business is Business

The "bank," founded in 1924 by W. Averell Harriman on behalf of

Thyssen and his Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart N.V. of Holland,

was Union Banking Corporation (UBC) of New York City. According

to government documents, it was in reality a clearing house for a

number of Thyssen-controlled enterprises and assets, including as

many as a dozen individual businesses. UBC also bought and shipped

overseas gold, steel, coal, and U.S. Treasury bonds. The company's

activities were administered for Thyssen by a Netherlands-born,

naturalized U.S. citizen named Cornelis Lievense, who served as

president of UBC. Roland Harriman was chairman and Prescott Bush

a managing director.

 

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