The Bush family and the Holocaust

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The Bush family and the Holocaust

Post by Rob S. » 03 Sep 2002 17:30

While the Enron scandal currently unfolds, another Bush family business scandal lurks beneath the shadows of history that may dwarf it.

On April 19, 2001, President George W. Bush spent some of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Capital Rotunda with holocaust survivors, allied veterans, and their families. In a ceremony that included Jewish prayers and songs sung by holocaust victims in the camps, Benjamin Meed, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, movingly described to the gathering what he experienced on April 19, 1943.

"I stood outside a Catholic church, which faced the ghetto," Mr. Meed said, "a young Jewish boy posing as a gentile. As I watched the ghetto being bombarded by the German artillery, I could see many of the Jews of my community jumping out of windows of burning buildings. I stood long and mute."

The survivor concluded his reminiscence saying, "We tremble to think what could happen if we allow a new generation to arise ignorant of the tragedy which is still shaping the future."

President Bush, appearing almost uncomfortable, read a statement that said that humanity was "bound by conscience to remember what happened" and that "the record has been kept and preserved." The record, Mr. Bush stated, was that one of the worst acts of genocide in human history "came not from crude and uneducated men, but from men who regarded themselves as cultured and well schooled, modern men, forward looking. Their crime showed the world that evil can slip in and blend in amid the most civilized surroundings. In the end only conscience can stop it."

But while President Bush publicly embraced the community of holocaust survivors in Washington last spring, he and his family have been keeping a secret from them for over 50 years about Prescott Bush, the president's grandfather. According to classified documents from Dutch intelligence and US government archives, President George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush made considerable profits off Auschwitz slave labor. In fact, President Bush himself is an heir to these profits from the holocaust which were placed in a blind trust in 1980 by his father, former president George Herbert Walker Bush.

Throughout the Bush family's decades of public life, the American press has gone out of its way to overlook one historical fact – that through Union Banking Corporation (UBC), Prescott Bush, and his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, along with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, financed Adolf Hitler before and during World War II. It was first reported in 1994 by John Loftus and Mark Aarons in The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People.

The US government had known that many American companies were aiding Hitler, like Standard Oil, General Motors and Chase Bank, all of which was sanctioned after Pearl Harbor. But as The New York Times reporter Charles Higham later discovered, and published in his 1983 groundbreaking book, Trading With The Enemy; The Nazi American Money Plot 1933-1949, "the government smothered everything during and even after the war." Why?

According to Higham, the US government believed "a public scandal ... would have drastically affected public morale, caused widespread strikes and perhaps provoked mutinies in the armed services." Higham claims the government thought "their trial and imprisonment would have made it impossible for the corporate boards to help the American war effort."

However, Prescott Bush's banks were not just financing Hitler as previously reported. In fact, there was a distinct business link much deeper than Mr. Higham or Mr. Loftus knew at the time their books were published.

A classified Dutch intelligence file which was leaked by a courageous Dutch intelligence officer, along with newly surfaced information from U.S. government archives, "confirms absolutely," John Loftus says, the direct links between Bush, Thyssen and genocide profits from Auschwitz.

The business connections between Prescott Bush and Fritz Thyssen were more direct than what has been previously written. This new information reveals how Prescott Bush and UBC, which he managed directly, profited from the Holocaust. A case can be made that the inheritors of the Prescott Bush estate could be sued by survivors of the Holocaust and slave labor communities. To understand the complete picture of how Prescott Bush profited from the Holocaust, it is necessary to return to the year 1916, where it all began.


Taken from http://www.clamormagazine.org/features/ ... ature.html

Personally I think it's rather stupid to propagandize current political agendas with historically insignificant data. I don't care if any president has relatives in even something like the SS, it means nothing about his belief system or his ability to do the job.

But it's interesting to read none-the-less.

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Post by Paddy Keating » 08 Sep 2002 00:29

Had Bush Junior not been born into money, Holocaust-related or not, he would be a potboy in a downmarket diner, given his general level of intelligence.

But I do agree that trying to tie the Bush family into the Holocaust is taking things a bit far. Everyone has skeletons in the cupboard. Most European familes have a member who probably played some part in the Holocaust, be it as a citizen of an occupied country collaborating with the Germans, an active member of a military or paramilitary unit killing people for the Germans, or a respectable American or Englishman with shares in a German firm using KZ labour. During WW2, after the Americans entered the war, IBM provided the SD, RSHA and Gestapo with the card index system that made the Holocaust easier. Through its Swiss subsidiary. General Motors was linked with Opel. And so on...

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Post by Dan » 08 Sep 2002 01:23

I believe Sweden sold the chainsaws used to fell the timber that was used to make the pulp which was used to make the IBM cards which made the Holocaust possible. The country of Israel and Holocaust survivors clearly need to file a class action suit against Sweden.

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Post by Roland » 08 Sep 2002 06:16

Prosper Keating!

Who are you to questione president Bush's intelligence? After having an idiot Clinton in power for last 8 years American people should be glad to have someone like mr. Bush now! But that's how you all, leftist's, are - as soon you dont like somebody, you start to throw insults around!

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Post by Marcus » 08 Sep 2002 08:57

This is going nowhere.

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