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    It is said to be known that close to the end of the war the SS were stashing large amounts of gold and other vaulables from death camps in banks in Switerland.

    What did the Odessa do with the money after the war.
    Peter Williams

    "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

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    part of it was used to get wanted SS out of Germany, some to help set up SS in business, some to pay for pensions.
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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      Re: Did the SS hide large amounts of gold from concentration camps in Swiss Banks

      Originally posted by panzerboy
      It is said to be known that close to the end of the war the SS were stashing large amounts of gold and other vaulables from death camps in banks in Switerland.

      What did the Odessa do with the money after the war.
      This occurred throughout the war, partly as a hedge against defeat, but almost certainly because the Nazis knew that the Swiss were "don't ask - don't tell" bankers, they welcomed any customers, and the bigger the bankroll the better.

      After the war, the bankroll financed many Nazi businessmen, in Germany and abroad. Alfredo Stroessner, the dictator of Paraguay from the late 1950s to the 1970s, was obviously the decendent of a Nazi who fled to South America. Several German businesses were started by Nazis living under aliases. Though most or all are now dead, estimates of their numbers run into the thousands. Evidence presented at the Nuremberg Tribunals listed in detail the Nazis' financial depredations against the captive nations. Even today, the Swiss are ardently opposing the attempts of descendants of Holocaust victims to collect compensation from the remaining Nazi deposits, using the tried and true defense of confidentiality to keep secret the identity of "secret" bank accounts.
      Mens Est Clavis Victoriae
      (The Mind Is The Key To Victory)

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        The OSS (or maybe it was just regular Army and/or both) had Safehaven teams that went around looking for wherever German assets were stashed. Lots of stuff was hidden across the border in Switzerland both 'openly' (if you can use that word in regards to Swiss banks) in banks and buried, sold to shell companies, individuals, 'given' or donated to museums, gallerys, personal collections, etc. (ala Enron style).

        I'm fairly certain a full or even truly meaningful accounting could never be done.
        If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.

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        • #5
          I read in the news today that the Holocaust survivors are going to recieve $1,000 each for "token payments" on insurance policies that vanished during the war.

          A total of $66 million dollars have already been paid out and another $16 million is going to be paid out to recipients in 62 different countries.

          $1000 dollars...............what a deal

          Mark
          Deo Vindice
          Si vis pacem, para bellum. (If you want peace, prepare for war.)

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