From the same article, which notes that the Thyssen family was one of the wealthiest in Germany and had investments in assets in all manner of banks and companies. One just happened to be a Bush family enterprise, but let’s look closely at this major scandal…
In 1941, Thyssen fled Germany after falling out with Hitler but he was captured in France and detained for the remainder of the war.
There was nothing illegal in doing business with the Thyssens throughout the 1930s and many of America’s best-known business names invested heavily in the German economic recovery. However, everything changed after Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Even then it could be argued that BBH was within its rights continuing business relations with the Thyssens until the end of 1941 as the US was still technically neutral until the attack on Pearl Harbor. The trouble started on July 30 1942 when the New York Herald-Tribune ran an article entitled “Hitler’s Angel Has $3m in US Bank”. UBC’s huge gold purchases had raised suspicions that the bank was in fact a “secret nest egg” hidden in New York for Thyssen and other Nazi bigwigs. The Alien Property Commission (APC) launched an investigation.
But if Thyssen had already fled Germany because of his fallout with Hitler and this money was his and he was clearly not supporting the Nazis, how could it also be for Thyssen and “other” Nazi bigwigs?
This story has so many holes that it is sucking air among other things. Nice try but back to the enlightened “gotcha” views of the Guardian. What has this paper become a sophomore Marxist rag at a second-rate university. And like man, the establishment is like making billions while the poor suffer… and like there is oppression in the Third World like all so we can get cheap coffee and bananas and like the peasants man they really suffer.