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The disposition of assets deposited in Swiss banks by missing Nazi victims

Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, House of Representatives, ... Congress, second session, December 11, 1996

by United States

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Published by For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages549
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Open LibraryOL7375580M
ISBN 100160542375
ISBN 109780160542374
OCLC/WorldCa36754590

[On Tuesday, May 7, the Clinton administration released a page report charging that the Swiss failed to return hundreds of millions of dollars in assets confiscated from Nazi Germany, primarily taken from Holocaust victims and European banks. The report also admits that the United States' "lack of attention" in contributed to the problem.]. Class members are those who: (a) had bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, and/or securities on deposit at any Swiss bank; (b) had assets looted by the Nazi regime with the cooperation of Swiss entities, (c) performed slave labor for Swiss entities, or (d) were denied entry or otherwise persecuted after gaining entry to the country.

  It is by far the largest award in a claims process that is distributing $ billion paid by Swiss banks in to settle a vast class-action suit. In that suit, the banks were accused of violating the trust of their Holocaust-era depositors to curry favor with the Nazis. Money, gold, paintings and other items that belonged to Holocaust victims were deposited in Swiss banks by the Nazis or by the victims themselves during Hitler's rule. Switzerland profited enormously from the Nazi conquest, and genocide. There are mounting reasons to believe that their neutrality was simply a cloak for connivance.

  Silver Doctors. N early half of the gold looted by the Nazis from the Dutch central bank during the Second World War remains to this day in Switzerland, a reminder of the Alpine nation’s controversial role as a financial conduit for Hitler’s regime. Abkg of Dutch war gold, currently value at about €2bn, is believed to be still in Swiss possession. Swiss banks systematically hid and destroyed records of bank accounts from the Holocaust period, thus preventing their owners from claiming their money and assets, according to a lawsuit set to be filed next week. During the Nazi regime in some 7 million bank accounts were created in : Ofer Aderet.


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The disposition of assets deposited in Swiss banks by missing Nazi victims by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The disposition of assets deposited in Swiss banks by missing Nazi victims: hearing before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Decem [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Financial Services.]. Swiss banks did a lucrative business with the German Reichsbank and with individual Nazi officials.

Symbolically, even the royalties from Hitler's Mein Kampf were deposited. The World Jewish Congress lawsuit against Swiss banks was launched to retrieve deposits made into Swiss banks by victims of Nazi persecution during and prior to World War II.

Initiated in as WJC negotiations with both the Government of Switzerland and its banks over burdensome proof-of-ownership requirements for accounts, strong support from United States politicians.

In The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead, Swiss professor and parliamentarian Jean Ziegler provides a provocative, damning portrait of the Swiss banking community and his fellow countrymen.

According to Ziegler, the global financial power that Switzerland now wields is the direct result of the Nazi plunder laundered in Swiss banks, a result that Cited by: 4. Committee on Banking and Financial Services, The disposition of assets deposited in Swiss banks by missing Nazi victims: hearing before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Decem )(Washington: U.S.

G.P.O.: For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs. Note: Hearing on the recent events which related to the inquiry into the assets of Holocaust victims deposited in Swiss banks including the circumstances surrounding the shredding of bank records believed to pertain to business dealings during the Nazi rule in Germany.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The injustices committed against millions of Europe's Jews did not end with the fall of the Third Reich. Long after the Nazis had seized the belongings of Holocaust victims, Swiss banks concealed and appropriated their assets, demanding that their survivors produce the death certificates or banking records of the depositors in order to claim their family's Cited by: 7.

Lawyers for Holocaust victims, Jewish groups and Swiss banks agreed late Thursday on some key elements of the $ billion settlement of a lawsuit against the banks, including identifying who can. The banks reckon their offer—$m plus whatever a special team of accountants uncovers in assets that were unclaimed or wrongly paid out—is at.

Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse agree to pay Holocaust survivors $ billion in restitution to settle class-action suit charging banks retained assets of victims of Nazi era; Jewish groups and. Committee members heard testimony from Holocaust victims' relatives and advocates and a Swiss banking representative about Swiss banks which.

Swiss banks publish dormant WWII-era accounts $15 million more found that may belong to Nazi victims J Web posted at: a.m. EDT ( GMT). The report says Swiss commercial banks bought $m worth of gold during the Nazi era, the current value would be more than $m.

The commission says the Swiss National Bank, SNB, acquired $m, worth more than $4bn at today's prices. The SNB had previously admitted to buying bn Swiss francs worth of gold. Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation Case No. CV Swiss Banks Settlement Fund Distribution Statistics as of Decem (Amounts Approved and Paid by the Court) Funds Authorized Funds Paid Approved Claimants Deposited Assets Class $, $, 18, Looted Assets Class $, $,Nazi gold (German: Raubgold, "stolen gold") is gold allegedly transferred by Germany to overseas banks during World War II; it is believed to have executed a policy of looting the assets of its victims to finance the war by collecting the looted assets in central occasional transfer of gold in return for currency took place in collusion with many individual collaborative.

Swiss banks released on Wednesday the names of more than 2, holders of accounts that have lain dormant for at least 60 years, giving them or their heirs one last chance to claim their wealth Author: Reuters Editorial.

victims of Nazi persecution by Swiss banks. The Committee’s investigation focused on a specific banking issue: the fate of funds entrusted to Swiss banks by victims of Nazi persecution. Most directly, the objective was to provide for simple jus-tice for those victims (and their heirs) with unsatis-fied claims on accounts in Swiss banks.

It File Size: KB. Holocaust facts. The money for Nazi victims will come from a fund set up by Swiss banks in Forced labourers will receive $1, (instead of an expected payout of $1,).

The results of a three-year investigation into accusations that Swiss banks hoarded the money of Holocaust victims are set to be made public on Monday. Up to international accountants have combed through the records of 54 Swiss banks in search of accounts opened while the Nazis held power in Germany from to Holocaust Victims Assets Programme/Swiss Banks (HVAP) In and earlya number of class action lawsuits were filed in the United States of America against several Swiss banks on behalf of "Victims of Nazi Persecution”.

The cases called for the release of dormant accounts of Holocaust victims. The plaintiffs alleged. Sinti & Roma: victims of the Nazi era, [i.e. ]. (Washington, D.C. ( Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington ): U.S.

Holocaust Memorial Museum, []), by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (page images at HathiTrust).Bank accounts which may hold Adolf Hitler's royalties from Mein Kampf have been discovered by investigators on the trail of billions of pounds in stolen Jewish money and : Steve Boggan.Nazi Germany, and to use other German assets for the reconstruction of postwar Europe.

It also touches on the initially valiant, but ultimately inadequate, steps taken by the United States and the Allies to make assets available for assistance to stateless victims of Nazi atrocities.