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101 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet more treason by Wall Street
This book demonstrates how "American" multinational corporations, who entered into cartel agreements with I.G. Farben, German General Electric, and a few other firms allowed the Nazis to greatly increase the ability of Germany to wage war. Without many of the processes developed by American firms being given to the Germans, there is NO WAY that the Nazis could have...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wall Street helped Hitler to Power
It is well known that top industrialists helped Hitler and the Nazis take over Germany, people such as the Krupps and Fritz Thyssen.
Here Anthony C. Sutton examines the role of Wall Street, particularly the role of the Warburg brothers.
The allegations are most probably in part true, and truly a sad reflection on the morals of the very rich and influental...
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101 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet more treason by Wall Street, July 24, 2002
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This review is from: Wall Street & the Rise of Hitler (Paperback)
This book demonstrates how "American" multinational corporations, who entered into cartel agreements with I.G. Farben, German General Electric, and a few other firms allowed the Nazis to greatly increase the ability of Germany to wage war. Without many of the processes developed by American firms being given to the Germans, there is NO WAY that the Nazis could have fought as long as as hard as they did.
Many Wall Street firms floated the loans to the German firms, allowing them to build their cartels which would later cost Americans and their allies many billions of dollars and millions of lives. The fact that there were Americans, some of them Jews like the Warburgs, on the Board of Directors of these same cartels that formed the Nazi war machine is mentioned. Sutton asks the obvious question. Why weren't the American members of these firms brought up on war crime charges like their German colleagues? I guess the obvious answer is that their American counterparts had influence in the conquering governments.
Sutton also shows how ITT(International Telephone and Telegraph), G.E., Ford, and Standard Oil had no problem supplying both sides of the war. International financiers, of course, had no problem floating loans to both sides either. I guess that this should come as no surprise. Businessmen are motivated by profits first and patriotism second, if at all.
This book is yet another demonstration of what Carroll Quigley meant by the close-knit ramifications of international financial capitalism. For critics of foreign aid and other such pracitces, here is another example of how it can come back to haunt the citizens of the lending country, while the elites laugh their way to the bank.
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96 of 107 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Business funding the Nazis, February 9, 2003
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Ross Nordeen (Orlando, FL USA) - See all my reviews
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Sutton makes that case that several Wall Street firms were deeply involved in financing the rise to power of the National Socialist German Workers Party (i.e., the Nazis) in pre-World War II Germany. Sutton shows that first, Wall Street financed the German cartels in the 1920's, second, that Wall Street indirectly financed Hitler and the Nazi Party, prior to their rise in power in Germany, third, that Wall Street firms profited from the build-up to war and the war itself, even after the U.S. got involved, and finally, that U.S. firms worked to cover up their complicity after the war.
This book is the third in a trilogy. The two other books chronicle Wall Street's involvement in the rise of FDR and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. The anti-Semitism and Nazi sympathies of businessmen like Henry Ford is no secret, so it's surprising that this subject gets so little play. Given modern leftist thought on big business, one would think that they would leap at the chance to link Wall Street to the Nazis. The reason they don't is no doubt due to Sutton's larger effort at showing that Wall Street supported "corporate socialism" not only in Germany, but in Russia and the U.S. as well. Since leftists still idealize FDR and the brutal regime that arose to become the U.S.S.R., they probably prefer to forget about the businessmen who connect them all. Sutton himself is no anti-business left-winger, instead he is a conservative concerned with the actions of an "unelected power elite", controlling events/governments/societies behind the scenes, to the detriment of freedom everywhere.
It makes for rather dry reading, but Sutton goes into extensive details about the persons, funds and timelines that show the deep connection between certain American Big Businesses and the Nazis. Why would Big Business embrace such a horrid political movement? Although Sutton does not go into details about motivation, there is a good case to be made that many businesses were not fond of the untrammeled free market and instead yearned for the security of government guaranteed profits, regardless of the expense to others in terms of loss of freedom. These businesses saw themselves as the contractors running the government machinery of what was thought to be the inevitable march to socialism. Sutton doesn't mention it, but many in the early twentieth century thought that some form of socialism was unavoidable, and that it was a choice between that and corporate domination through monopoly. Thus these businesses saw themselves as merely working towards what was almost pre-destined to happen, and ensuring that they would be the ones running the show and reaping the benefit.
The book turns a bit conspiratorial in the end. Sutton invokes the Kennedy Assassination, the Korean War and Vietnam War and the Council on Foreign Relations all in an attempt to suggest that we are being ruled by an unelected power elite, bent on societal domination at all costs, in the name of profit. There's no need to invoke conspiracy, though. The selfish acts of business men, tempted by access to the levers of power, is as good an explanation as any.
The case that Sutton makes is compelling. If his evidence is able to withstand scrutiny, it's hard to come to any other conclusion than that Big Business was willing to deal with the worst of the worst in order to profit via the coercive powers of government.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very deep, complete and an eye opener., October 1, 1999
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This book is very detailed. So much so that it is easy to get lost in the facts. However, the detail is needed to support the subject.
Mr. Sutton leaves the reader very angry with the "powers to be" for sacrificing the lives of so many in WWII for the sake of money. The reader discovers most of the horrors of this war could have been avoided.
He makes the danger of the Council of Foreign Relations more real.
This is a must read for everyone, especially if you are a believer in the Constitution of the U.S.
Be sure to read Appendix A.
Jerry
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding work, October 11, 2005
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Frederick G. Widdowson "History teacher" (Hanover, Pennsylvania United States) - See all my reviews
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This is one of those books that make you want to buy all of the books in the bibliography just because the information is so shocking you want to investigate it for yourself. It is very interesting reading. Now, whether all of the conclusions the author draws are correct or not I don't know yet, but I'm working on it.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rotten Business, March 21, 2008
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When I served in the ccupation of Germany in the early fifties, I wondered why the massive building housing The V Corps of the US Army was such a prominent feature of Frankfurt. I soon discovered it to be the former I G Farben headquarters, apparently untouched by our bombing while all around, there was still the debris of war. The only other building in that plot of land was the US Army military chapel. Why also were there ESSO stations everywhere? So much for our close relationship with our former enemy. This book demonstrates the American-Third Reich commercial hookups.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating research !, May 21, 2005
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The capitalist establishment financed and helped create the Soviet Union. This same establishment also financed Nazi Germany. The clash between these two financed systems gave birth to the world order that we have today.
Once again, Sutton has brilliantly revealed a great historical truth about betrayal, and about orchestrating conflicts that make money and reshape the world order!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wall Street, Hitler and the games we've played, March 7, 2007
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This is an interesting part of the puzzle as far as the rise of fascism around the world. In the late 1920s and 1930s, powerful business interests in the U.S. became fascinating with the European tendency toward fascism. As you can read in the book THE PLOT TO SEIZE THE WHITE HOUSE, they saw FDR as heading toward socialism and linked up with extremist and rascist organizations to try to make certain that the government didn't interfere with business. Though that particular plot failed, it gives an inside look at what the stakes were and what the power elite were willing to do to win.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh what a tangled web they weave, July 26, 2010
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This one is sure to bum out those that see Hitler as some sort of great white hope with pure clear cut motivations and devoid of any Jewish influence, as well as brainwashed "patriotic" Americans that only see America as the good guys or Jews that fail to admit the deviousness of high level Jews in the business and banking world.

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler documents how American Wall Street Bankers and Corporations funded Hitler and made money aiding the German war effort. To list a few things that Sutton brings out for one Hitlers "financial genius" Hjalmar Schachts family had its origins in New York, not Germany. The Schacht family worked for a banking house that was controlled by the J.P Morgan firm. Schacht also frequently attended meetings with international bankers in Switzerland and kept a representative there most of the time. Also the German industrialists financing Hitler were predominantly directors of cartels with American associations, ownership, participation or some form of connection. Probably the most bizarre things that was brought out is that Hitler granted "honorary Aryan" status to many Jewish bankers who were allowed to operate business as usual before, during, and after WW2 all the while the masses of Jews were being rounded up and put into concentration camps.

Sutton documents how General Motors, Ford, General Electric, Dupont, I.G Farben, Standard Oil all made huge amounts of money in Germany before and during WW2. All of these but Ford were totally controlled by the big bankers. Although Sutton only brings this up in a few instances, most of these banking houses were for the most part owned and ran by Jews. This remains the most mind boggling question mark about this whole affair to me. When you consider these facts and Hitler granting "honorary Aryan" status to elite Jewish bankers, eventually backstabbing many good people like the Brownshirts, the Strassers, Walther Darre and a lot of other people who were loyal to him along with his overaggressive war mongering and in the end suicidal war policy it really opens the door to a lot of conspiracy theories that go in a lot of directions. Oh what a tangled web they weave.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Telling All The Names Who Financed Hitler, January 3, 2008
This review is from: Wall Street & the Rise of Hitler (Paperback)
This book is quite literally a tell all of all the names of who financed Adolph Hitler's rise to power by financial means. The man didn't get into power just by his lies, but by lies of other men too, the men with power, with money, and influence, and the access to Wall Street. You would be surprised to see the names within this book that financed "the funny little man, with the funny little mustache" that almost took over the entire world.

I will not ruin the book for you by telling all the names in it, but I will tell you two men's name I know you will instantly recognize.

Henry Ford & Edsel Ford. Yes, those "Ford's", from Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford even got the highest award the Nazi's could give to a foreigner, in recognition of his assistance to Adolph Hitler, and his picture hung in Hitler's office.

Just so you know, I am not a fan of the Nazi's, nor am I a racist of any kind, nor a fan of Adolph Hitler. I'm following a papertrail to find out all the names of who helped the man get into power to begin with, because I am someone who knows there's more to history than what they teach you in school. It doesn't just come down to the lies a politician tells the people who put them in office, but to the power-brokers who finance the man. Adolph Hitler was a politician, plain and simple. He knew how to lie to the people and give them comfort through manipulative persuasion and then when the people willingly gave him the power he went for the throat of the world.

Another good book that tells the details of who assisted Hitler that you may be able to find here on Amazon is, "IBM and the Holocaust."

Yes, I am talking about that "IBM" here too. They helped Hitler track down the Jews and other "undesirables" (Hitler's words, not Mine) through the use of the census and the Hollerith Card Sorting Machine.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Wall Street Hitler Connection:, February 2, 2009
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Anthony C. Sutton's third installment to his trilogy of books is a must read. The first two being "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" and "Wall Street and FDR," which I have to admit I didn't read the first two installments, but after reading "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" I really don't feel reading his previous books is warranted because this book efficaciously answers most inquiries.
It's interesting to note (according to Sutton's research) that many U.S. corporations aided and abetted Adolph Hitler's hegemonic rise to power.
And with many documents at his disposal Sutton was able to back up his many allegations...assertions that Hitler didn't act alone.
The axiomatic conclusion remains quite clear, that he had allies right here on our soil; "TRAITORS" who were ready to commit treason at a moments notice, whose allegiance was to Hitler's socialistic system instead of the American dream of life, liberty and happiness for all.

Sutton demonstrates that companies such as Standard Oil, (which was later forced into breaking up its oil monopoly into several different companies,) along with companies such as General Electric, National City Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Alcoa, Kuhn-Loeb Company, IG Farben, Brown Brothers Harriman, Union Bank and a plethora of other U.S. corporations and banks invested in the Third Reich.
Sutton makes clear that war (also known as racketeering with peoples lives) is a sanguineous business and Wall Street has always been about egregious profits making over people even to this day.
What Sutton describes in this book parallels with what's transpiring in today's world; if Iraq, Afghanistan, the up and coming war with Pakistan, the selling of nuclear technology to North Korean, and the recent attacks in Gaza don't ring any bells...then nothing will.

A case in point:

Standard Oil transferred ethyl technology to the Nazis, which was used to create synthetic rubber materials, which IG Farben Co. produced because the Nazis didn't possess the technological capabilities to manufacture this material themselves. Also, Alcoa Corporation produced plastics for the Reich. Furthermore, Deutsche-Amerikanische Petroleum "was 94% owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey" and it "had branches throughout Germany, a refinery at Bremen and a head office in Hamburg." Even Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company backed and financed the Reich along with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which had Charles E. Mitchell, Walter Teagle (of Standard Oil of New Jersey), and Paul M. Warburg (of the Warburg dynasty and Bank of Manhattan) were all members of the Federal Reserve board.
So, this means that the very same Federal Reserve that runs our economy backed the Fuhrer.
Even IBM had its hands in the Nazi cookie jar selling the Reich computers, which helped the Nazis keep track of the prisoners in the Nazi concentrations camps, and there's much more to be revealed in this book. And make no mistake about it we must all be vigilant and cognizant of what these corporations conspire to carry out in the near and distant future.

"Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" is probably the most incredible story ever told, but unfortunately it's the truth. This is the story of how Hitler received his money and supplies, which almost won him a continent and maybe even the world.

Other books that should be read along this one are as follows:

James Perloff "Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline"

Daniel Estulin "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group"

Greg Palast "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"

John Perkins "Confessions of an Economic Hitman"

Gore Vidal "Imperial America"

"Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" is a four star bonanza of info!!!!
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