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Author Vincent, Isabel, 1965-

Title Hitler's silent partners : Swiss banks, Nazi gold, and the pursuit of justice / Isabel Vincent.

Imprint New York : William Morrow, 1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  940.531 V743h 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 351 pages : illustrations, 4 pages of unnumbered plates, genealogical table ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibilographical references and index.
Contents File closed -- Transfers -- Displacements -- Reopening the file -- The letter of the law -- Buying respect -- A moral accounting.
Summary Award-winning journalist Isabel Vincent unravels the labyrinthine story behind the headlines: how desperate men and women tried to secure their families' futures by opening bank accounts in Switzerland; how the Nazis laundered, through Swiss banks, gold seized from the treasuries of occupied countries, much of it looted from the Jews; how the demands of international business, Swiss bank secrecy, and greed have conspired to prevent the truth from being disclosed for over half a century and still prevent restitution. Balanced, rigorous, and often heartbreaking, this major work also gives a human face to the statistics: a crusading Toronto lawyer; Edgar Bronfman, the passionate head of the World Jewish Congress; a Swiss parliamentarian determined to discover her country's past; and Renee, a survivor waiting in the shadows for some small justice, already a little too late.
Language English.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Europe.
Banks and banking -- Corrupt practices -- Switzerland.
Jewish property -- Switzerland.
Jews -- Europe -- Claims.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Reparations.
Banks and banking -- Corrupt practices. (OCoLC)fst00826892
Confiscations. (OCoLC)fst00874759
Destruction and pillage. (OCoLC)fst01906941
Economics. (OCoLC)fst00902116
Jewish property. (OCoLC)fst00982902
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
War reparations. (OCoLC)fst01736384
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Switzerland. (OCoLC)fst01205401
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Claims. (OCoLC)fst01774244
ISBN 0688154255 (alk. paper)
0688166318 (alk. paper ; [pbk.])
9780688154257 (alk. paper)
9780688166311 (alk. paper ; [pbk.])

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