CENSORED IN 1982:

AMERICAN INDUSTRIALISTS TRADED WITH THE NAZIS

Author Charles Higham, in a shocking expose of American corporate greed, has revealed a disgraceful if not criminal collaboration of some of America’s largest corporations with Nazi German not only before but during World War II.

Higham documents his claims with information gathered through the National Archives and the Freedom of Information Act. His book, Trading With The Enemy, gives evidence that such industrial and financial giants as DuPont, Rockefeller, Ford, Chase Manhattan Bank, I.T.T., General Motors, and Standard Oil purposely collaborated with the Nazi’s either for monetary gain or because they were Nazi sympathizers hoping for a German victory.

Higham claims that, among other examples, Standard Oil supplied fuel for German U-boats through neutral Spain; ITT supplied equipment for the Nazi’s buzz bombs; Ford maintained a motor plant in Vichy France, that produced tanks and troop carriers for the Third Reich; Chase Manhattan Bank trafficked in the gold market through the Nazi-controlled Bank for International Settlement in Basel, Switzerland.

Most of the above concerns were interlocked with the German industrial giant I.G. Farben, the company that produced poison gas for the death camps and that ran the largest camp, Auschwitz, for its slave labor.

Source for this story was a review of the Higham book that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, 2/9/83; it was cited as the #8 censored story of 1982.

 

REPORTED IN 2010:

SECRET PAPERS DETAIL U.S. AID FOR EX-NAZIS

On 11/13/10, The New York Times revealed that “A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a ‘safe haven’ in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad.

“The 600-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years, provides new evidence about more than two dozen of the most notorious Nazi cases of the last three decades.”

(Editor’s note: What the recent NYT story didn’t mention was the trade between some U.S. corporations and the Nazis before and during WWII as cited by Project Censored in 1982.)

 

Those who cannot remember the past

are condemned to repeat it!

-George Santayana