Big Banks Funded the Nazis and Launched a Coup Against the President of the United States


Preface: Not all bankers are bad people. For example, many bankers at smaller banks and credit unions are good people who are trying to help their communities.

Banks Fund Terrorists

It is newsworthy that HSBC has been accused by the Senate of laundering money for terrorists. And see this.

Big banks have been caught in a wide variety of criminal activities recently.

But this is nothing new.

American Banks Funded the Nazis

Many big American banks funded the Nazis.

The BBC reported in 1998:

Barclays Bank has agreed to pay $3.6m to Jews whose assets were seized from French branches of the British-based bank during World War II.


Chase Manhattan Bank, which has acknowledged seizing about 100 accounts held by Jews in its Paris branch during World War II ….”Recently unclassified reports from the US Treasury about the activities of Chase in Paris in the 1940s indicate that the local branch worked “in close collaboration with the German authorities” in freezing Jewish assets.

The New York Daily News noted the same year:

The relationship between Chase and the Nazis apparently was so cozy that Carlos Niedermann, the Chase branch chief in Paris, wrote his supervisor in Manhattan that the bank enjoyed “very special esteem” with top German officials and “a rapid expansion of deposits,” according to Newsweek.

Niedermann’s letter was written in May 1942 five months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. also went to war with Germany.

The BBC reported in 1999:

A French government commission, investigating the seizure of Jewish bank accounts during the Second World War, says five American banks Chase Manhattan, J.P Morgan, Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, Bank of the City of New York and American Express had taken part.

It says their Paris branches handed over to the Nazi occupiers about one-hundred such accounts.

One of Britain’s main newspapers – the Guardian – reported in 2004:

George Bush’s grandfather [and George H.W. Bush’s father], the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings … continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act


The documents reveal that the firm he worked for, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), acted as a US base for the German industrialist, Fritz Thyssen, who helped finance Hitler in the 1930s before falling out with him at the end of the decade. The Guardian has seen evidence that shows Bush was the director of the New York-based Union Banking Corporation (UBC) that represented Thyssen’s US interests and he continued to work for the bank after America entered the war.


Bush was a founding member of the bank [UBC] … The bank was set up by Harriman and Bush’s father-in-law to provide a US bank for the Thyssens, Germany’s most powerful industrial family.


By the late 1930s, Brown Brothers Harriman, which claimed to be the world’s largest private investment bank, and UBC had bought and shipped millions of dollars of gold, fuel, steel, coal and US treasury bonds to Germany, both feeding and financing Hitler’s build-up to war.

Between 1931 and 1933 UBC bought more than $8m worth of gold, of which $3m was shipped abroad. According to documents seen by the Guardian, after UBC was set up it transferred $2m to BBH accounts and between 1924 and 1940 the assets of UBC hovered around $3m, dropping to $1m only on a few occasions.


UBC was caught red-handed operating a American shell company for the Thyssen family eight months after America had entered the war and that this was the bank that had partly financed Hitler’s rise to power.

Indeed, banks often finance both sides of wars:

The San Francisco Chronicle also documents that leading financiers Rockefeller, Carnegie and Harriman funded Nazi eugenics programs.

American Bankers Funded Coup Against FDR

According to the BBC and other sources, Prescott Bush, JP Morgan and other leading financiers also funded a coup against President Franklin Roosevelt in an attempt – basically – to implement fascism in the U.S..  See this, this, this and this.

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  • Bev

    Journalists and the Public should ask Obama why he extended the time to keep hidden beyond the upcoming 50 year anniversary the archived documents on JFK and 1963 in Dallas. Is it to protect someone, or to keep a certain family’s political power viable and available for selection by Romney for V.P.

    And, ask Rolling Stone, Matt Tabbi, if there is any unreported material from transcripts from E. Howard Hunt’s confession to them that they should finally now report.


    • ghghf

      Bev, you’re a bimbo.

  • Bev

    spelling correction: Matt Taibbi

    What about a FOIA on the Kennedy assassination archived documents?

  • Shanky

    WB – aside ZH you have the most informative blog on the planet. thank you very much.

  • To Tell The Truth

    There is still so much worse to reveal yet…God is long suffering… but He does not forget…when the truth of Kennedy assassination and other revelations are disclosed/exposed…I hope the American people do not do as the Jews and go like lambs to the slaughter…

  • Brenda L. Herbert

    Which is precisely why I will never vote for another Bush. I voted Bush twice. I wanted him in . I thought he would be good for the country. But as Bush won his second term, he made a statement that just froze my blood. Quote “If you voted for me, you voted for globalism .” I will never again vote lesser of two evils. Evil is still evil even if its the lesser of the two. No more Bushes in any part of our government. Even the Bushes don’t believe in the constitution. G.W.Bush said this about the constitution quote “It’s just a G Damned piece of paper”. Really George? You think so ? I don’t believe the American people would agree with that statement. The sooner we clean house the better off this country and it’s people will be. If we can’t vote them out , then we must drag them out in chains charge them all with sedition and high treason. Let the people of this land be their judge and jury.

    • DanielTribeofDAN

      I knew we were in for it when his first weren’t “arrest that man…” China’s great leap forward. Legacy? Impeached, Disbarred, Cheats at golf…

    • jimbob no knob

      thats exactly why i dont vote and i never will….you said it yourself that its the lesser of two evils, you hear people saying if you dont vote you have no right to complain.i believe its the other way about,if you vote someone into power you have no right to complain when they do something you dont like…im just happy its not on my conscience that i put bush in power and thousands die because of it.the government is rotten to the core

  • David Fulton
  • Richard Hellstrom

    Samuel Bush did the same thing in WW1 – He was known as the Merchant of Death
    The Rockefellers owned 31 percent of the Thyssen Group
    The Rockefeller Foundation helped develop and fund various German eugenics programs, including the one that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz
    In 1951, the Bush’s reclaimed Union Bank from the US Alien Property Custodian

  • Larry Byrnes

    Bingo!! The Rothschild/Rockefeller bankster cult needs to be rounded up along with the Psychiatrists they fund and promote and quarantined from decent folk. Let these mass murderers treat each other and keep them away from our children and the rest of what is left of this civilizaton. They are the REAL weapons of mass desruction!

    • smacarol

      The psychiatrists? What do they have to do with it?

      • Veg

        Psychiatry became prevalent under hitler’s regime as a way to spearhead his eugenics program, they are currently used in the UK to declare people mentally incompetent and seize their assets rather than slowing their families control of their estates. In the US they are used to put children in the profitable foster care system, pump them full of psychotropic medications, and to disarm law abiding citizens and veterans.

        • smacarol

          Some psychiatrists actually help people, and I fear you hurt those people by destroying (or trying to destroy) the profession itself. They are not only the instrument of the state, you know. Some of them are brilliantly helpful to the individual in trouble and pain.

  • casfoto

    Read the book “Prelude to Terror”. It kind of gives you that warm fuzzy feeling about our heads of state. The Bushes are a kingdom amongst our supposed democracy. Prescott Bush and a bunch of our top industrialists tried to hire US Brigadeer General Smedly Butler to take 500,000 crack troops and surround Washington DC and take over the government from that Socialist F.D. Roosevelt (the elected President of the United States). When Butler went to the FBI and told them that this had happened he was ridiculed for 7 months in the press until they finally realized that this was true.. Nothing happened to any of the principals behind this treason. Not one went to jail and nothing was said.Smedly Butler wrote “War is hell”…..another short must read.

    • dave

      Then, his son was implicated in JFK’s killing. Nixon personally knew Jack Ruby. After Nixon went into office, he cut the dollar’s tie to gold ‘temporarily’, so the gov. and banks could takeover on cheap credit. That temporary state has persisted 42 years!

    • johnee

      Surprise, surprise, follow the money!

  • johnee

    Rand Paul 2016

    • smacarol

      You are against women’s choice, then?

      • Everyman

        The wealthy elites create issues to divide us. I know that Rand Paul is against abortion, but please look at the bigger picture. I am pro-choice but I believe the Federal Reserve and the crooks in control of our world take priority. Please people, unite against the evil men and put our differences aside.

        • smacarol

          We must find someone better to unite behind, NOT someone who wants to take away women’s rights.

          • BO_stinks

            a President cannot take away your rights, it’s a settled constitutional issue, your point about rights being taken away by Paul are false.

      • johnee

        When did Rand ever stand against woman’s choice, he simply stated, it should be left up to the individual states.

    • Danny Powell

      The whole argument to Johnee’s statement is the problem. The pro life/choice issue will probably end up being on one of the party’s platforms…. meanwhile the next elected president (despite the promises he makes during the campaign) will send another 27 Trillion dollars to the Central Bank, sign away more of your civil liberties, and continue warring with countries we should be staying away from Obama/Bush= same coin different face.

  • Everyman

    The internet has made information available that was not obtainable to the average person ever before. The financial system, poverty, war, and government are not random. They are orchestrated by the Rothschild family and wealthy elites across the globe. Our system is rigged against us, the common person, and we need to realize it. Please do some research on the Bohemian Club, Bilderberg group, Rothschilds, and the Federal Reserve. If you follow the money it will open your eyes to a world which the evening news will not. War and disasters are planned well in advance and wealthy people gain enormous wealth from other people’s pain. Please, I implore you to research these people and educate others about the hidden oppression we all endure.

  • BO_stinks

    “Many big American banks funded the Nazis.” really? I’m not sure you know the meaning of “many”


    For some reason it does not tell you that the biggest fund raisers for the nazis were actually the rothschilds, who are well the leaders of the jews..
    Oddly enough.. they increased funding after hearing news of jews “being murdered’ in concentration camp.. hmmmm

    • Bloemberg

      Of course it was the “jews.” When no other scapegoats are available, that filthy, money-grubbing corrupt race can always be depended on to provide a rich source of blame, lack of evidence notwithstaning. Score another one for ignorance and hatred!

      • KYKNOC

        a group of men who claim jewish heritage..

      • KYKNOC

        Using the word jews is a poor choice I agree..
        Their is godly jews, neutral jews and Evil jews..
        I am referring to the small fraction of the “evil” ones..

    • abernahi

      Interestingly there is no record of any of this. However, there is proof that Henry Ford, GM, DuPont, Chase Bank, and Union Bank (under Prescott Bush) funded and helped build the Nazi war machine.

    • Zxmap Zzmrp

      Why would the Jews fund there own genicide and propaganda agasint themselves?

      • Not Authorized

        Zionism. Engineered Sympathy from the public to allow stealing of Palestine.

        The evidences of a holocaust via gas, falls completely apart with minimal critical thinking and investigation of evidence. It was War Propaganda. Plenty of YouTube videos just focusing on physical evidences to tear that apart.

        The real war, started in 1933 when Germany found a way to get out of debt banking, and avoid the gold, as it was also already owned by the same bankers. Hence, an additional need to make Germany ostracized after the war in the public’s view after the fact.

        • KYKNOC

          The war with germany begin in ww1 not 1933..
          The Jewish Religion has genocided themselves several times..
          Mostly for population control, and/or to turn people into warriors.
          Read Exodus and Leviticus..
          So it would not surprise me if this was orchastrated in a similar fashion

          • Not Authorized

            World War one for sure as well. I was focused on the second one.

      • KYKNOC

        Read Exodus, Leviticus.. it is gods commandment that Levites genocide their race from time to time. As Gold is purified in the Fire, so shall the people of God. (This started after the story of the golden calf.