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$1 billion of stolen Nazi cash may be in hidden bank account

By T.K. Randall
June 29, 2022 · Comment icon 13 comments

Image Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-178-1538-05A / Teschendorf / CC-BY-SA 3.0
The hunt is now on for a bank account thought to contain over $1 billion stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s.
The Nazis plundered no end of valuables, gold and cash during their occupation of Europe and while some of it has since been retrieved, there are still thought to be large amounts of loot still hidden in various parts of the world, just waiting to be rediscovered.

Most recently, investigators have been looking into the possibility that the Nazis kept an absolute gargantuan sum of looted funds - over $1 billion - in a secret bank account.

The search for this hidden fortune was reignited when a list of 12,000 former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers - who fled to South America after the war - was recently found in Argentina.

The money, which was seemingly stolen from Jewish victims, was transferred to a single Credit Suisse bank account in Switzerland where it has likely been sitting untouched for 78 years.
Argentinian investigator Pedro Filipuzzi, who discovered the list at a warehouse, is heading up the search.

Officials from the Simon Wiesenthal Center (a Jewish rights organization) have also sent a letter to the bank's vice-president in an effort to track down the stolen cash.

"We believe it very probable that these dormant accounts hold monies looted from Jewish victims, under the Nuremberg Aryanization laws of the 1930s," they wrote.

"We are aware that you already have claimants as alleged heirs of Nazis in the list."

So far, however, the bank maintains that it has been unable to locate the account in question.

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Autistocrates 2 years ago
Only if it compounded interest, during the entire time. Even then, depending on which currency it eventually exchanged into, inflation would have eroded most of its value. Especially, if exchanged into the Argentine Peso. If they had immediately bought precious metals with that money, no loss would have suffered whatsoever
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles 2 years ago
I agree.   If nothing had been tracked up to this point, I doubt anything will be found..
Comment icon #6 Posted by Piney 2 years ago
I believe his minions. Not him.
Comment icon #7 Posted by acute 2 years ago
Why not Adolf? Weren't Hitler's bones recovered by the Russians (from the bunker) later confirmed as female?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Eldorado 2 years ago
Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator’s teeth held in Moscow. “The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945,” professor Philippe Charlier told AFP. “We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler. He did not flee to Argentina in a submarine, he is not in a hidden base in Antarctica or on the dark side of the moon,” Charlier said. [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Piney 2 years ago
Comment icon #10 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 2 years ago
Apropos that, it was the plot of the Doctor Who novel “Shadow in the Glass” that is was the pregnant Eva Braun who fled via plane and then sub, Hitler’s elaborate suicide was a distraction for Eva to escape, no one was paying a lick of attention to her, even what was left of the High Command was focused on Adolf. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by acute 2 years ago
A submarine? Of course not!  He was on a Jet Ski. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 2 years ago
The first leg, on the plane that pulled up by the Brandenburg Gates in the final.hour or two of the war which neither side shot at as they didn't know whose plane it was. Then he got on the jet ski.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Autistocrates 2 years ago
Can lesbians grow facial hair?

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