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Tuesday, February 18, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Coffee to Coffers, Money in Politics
1997-02-18

Nazi Gold

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Christopher Simpson discusses the Hundreds of billions of dollars looted by the Nazis during World War II, including money taken from Holocaust victims. Simpson goes on to describe the economic methods by which the German regime used military power to seemingly legally extract wealth from Jewish families as well as the countries it occupied. The talk moves on to show how the same methods used by the Nazis are being used now by wealthy nations to extract wealth from poorer countries. Simpson also speaks about how large corporations traded during World War II. Finally, Simpson talks about how war crimes have been defined in previous conflicts, and how the US government has defined war crimes to avoid its own prosecution.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Nazi gold, Wartime banking.

Guest:

Christopher Simpson, Author and Professor


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