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Two Holocaust Survivors Sue Bush Over Clan’s Nazi Ties

HeadlineSep 29, 2004

The Guardian of London is reporting newly discovered files in the National Archives show that President Bush’s grandfather, 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 discovered documents have prompted two former slave laborers at the Auschwitz concentration camp to sue the Bush family in a German court. In addition, a former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor has argued that the late senator’s action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. The newly declassified documents show that Bush served on the board of at least one company that formed part of multinational network of front companies that helped one of Hitler’s main financial backers to move assets around the world.

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