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SUMMARY OF BUSH FAMILY

NAZI CONNECTIONS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Showing up to three dozen seizures of
business assets seized under the provisions
of The Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, beginning October 20, 1942.

This is a detailed summary of information confirmed in declassified U.S. government documents available in The National Archives. These documents prove, for the first time since World War II, the extent and nature of Bush family support for Adolf Hitler and the Nazi war machine, from 1929-1942, when the U.S. Congress began seizing a number of business enterprises and/or assets controlled and/or managed by Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker, the grandfather and maternal great-grandfather of President George W. Bush.

Much of this information has been available on the Internet for as long as a decade. A number of sites have posted information that upon journalistic investigation turns out to be accurate. Some of the information on the Internet can either not be verified in The National Archives, or has not been found to verify selected claims or representations.

However, there is also a wealth of new information and supporting documentation to show that the early and far-reaching support of the Bush-Walker families is much more widely documented than ever previously reported by a journalist.

In the meantime, all of the available information on the Internet, such as that at TakeBackTheMedia.com, has been denied by the Bush family and historians, or discredited by the “mainstream” U.S. media.

Now there can be no argument about the facts or their historical significance, particularly in light of The Patriot Act, the virtual disappearance of American citizen Jose Padilha, and the invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation (Iraq) under the “pre-emptive” provisions of The Bush Doctrine.
The newly-discovered documents at The National Archives (at location B190/80/7/7) link the Bushes and Walkers to the Nazi war machine via the following records from The U.S. Office of the Alien Property Custodian:

Box 338 – Vesting Order No. 126

Seizure of “all of the assets of the Hamburg-American Line and of the North German Lloyd and of all the American branches jointly operated by them.” Prescott Bush, George Herbert Walker and others operated the U.S. arm of Hamburg-American Line, seized herewith. Among other things, the company offered a cash reward to any American who would travel to Germany on a one-way ticket and proselytize for Hitler. In addition, the line also smuggled Nazi spies into the U.S., even after America had entered the war.

Based on the company’s direct relationships with Nazi spies coming into the U.S., President Roosevelt is said to have felt this was an act of treason.

Box 341 – Vesting Order No. 248

Seizing “all of the capital stock of the Union Banking Corporation (UBC) and all rights of the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart and the August Thyssen Bank in the debts of said corporation.” This is “the smoking gun,” as represented on a large number of Web sites such as TakeBackTheMedia.com for years, that proves the extraordinary and vital role the Bushes and Walkers played in bringing Hitler to power. Union Banking Corp., which served as private U.S. banker for Hitler and the Nazi war machine from 1929-October 1942, when it was seized by the U.S. government, links the Bush-Walker partnership directly to Nazi industrialist and steel baron Fritz Thyssen, and his Bank voor Handel entity in Holland. Thyssen was Hitler’s top financier and industrial supporter. He built a huge percentage of the Nazi infrastructure and military capability and published an infamous autobiography entitled I Paid Hitler.

Box 400 – Vesting Order No. 5411

Seizing “a bank account owned by Dresdner Bank.” It is believed this account was at Union Banking Corp. (UBC). To this day, the modern Brown Brothers Harriman investment banking firm in New York continues to do business with Dresdner Bank, with neither ever being held accountable for major roles in supporting Hitler and the Nazi war machine, particularly after the U.S. entered the war.

Box 401 – Vesting Order No. 5426
Seizing “a bank account owned by Reichs-Kredit-Gesellschaft, A.G.” It is believed this account was at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking this Nazi financial entity directly to the Bushes and Walkers. After the war, R-K-G was investigated by the U.S. Property Control and External Assets Branch in Germany, established by Property Division Memorandum No. 4 of March 22, 1948.
Box 401 – Vesting Order No. 5507
Seizing “a bank account owned by Deutsche Laenderbank, A.G.” It is believed this account was at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking this Nazi financial entity directly to the Bushes and Walkers. After the war, Deutsche Laenderbank was investigated by the U.S. Property Control and External Assets Branch in Germany, established by Property Division Memorandum No. 4 of March 22, 1948, for its role in opposition to the U.S. It is also believed that the modern Brown Brothers Harriman continues to do business to this day with the surviving corporate entity that was Deutsche Laenderbank, with neither being held publicly accountable for the roles in supporting Hitler and the Nazi war machine.
Box 401 – Vesting Order No. 5508
Seizing “a bank account owned by Deutsche Reichsbank.” It is believed this account was at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking this Nazi financial entity directly to the Bushes and Walkers. It is also believed that the modern Brown Brothers Harriman continues to do business to this day with the surviving corporate entity that was Deutsche Laenderbank, with neither being held publicly accountable for the roles in supporting Hitler and the Nazi war machine.
Box 401 – Vesting Order No. 5532
Seizing “a bank account owned by IGF.” IGF is I.G. Farben, the infamous industrial architect of the Third Reich and its death camps, including Auschwitz. It is believed this bank account was at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers directly to the operator of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps.
Box 401 – Vesting Order No. 5533
Seizing “a bank account owned by IGF.” IGF is I.G. Farben, the infamous industrial architect of the Third Reich and its death camps, including Auschwitz. It is believed this bank account was at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers directly to the operator of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps.
Box 402 – Vesting Order No. 5667
Seizing “a bank account owned by Hermann Schmitz.” Hermann Schmitz was a high-ranking Nazi banker and financier who helped arrange the transfer of Jewish assets to Swiss bank accounts and others, including the U.S. It is believed this account was held at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers directly to a financial architect of the Third Reich and its crimes against humanity in the plundering of personal property.

Box 402 – Vesting Order No. 5785
Seizing “a bank account held by Deutsch Bank.” After the war, Deutsch(sp) Bank was investigated by the U.S. Property Control and External Assets Branch in Germany, established by Property Division Memorandum No. 4 of March 22, 1948, for its role in opposition to the U.S. It is also believed that the modern Brown Brothers Harriman continues to do business to this day with the surviving corporate entity that was Deutsche Bank, with neither being held publicly accountable for the roles in supporting Hitler and the Nazi war machine.
Box 403 – Vesting Order No. 5905
Seizing “a bank account owned by Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart, N.V. (Holland). This was the bank operated by Fritz Thyssen on behalf of Hitler and the Nazi war machine beginning in the mid-1920s. Fritz Thyssen was among the chief industrial and financial architects of Hitler’s rise to power. It is believed this account was held at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers further to Thyssen and his extensive Nazi businesses operations.
Box 403 – Vesting Order No. 6047
Seizing “a bank account belonging to Fried (sp) Krupp.” Krupp was from the family of Nazi arms merchants. It is believed this account was located at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers to the infamous Nazi arms dealer.
Box 404 – Vesting Order No. 6117
Seizing “a bank account owned by August Thyssen Bank, A.G.” This is another bank operated by the Thyssen family on behalf of Hitler and the Nazi war machine. It is believed this account was held at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers further to the Thyssen family.
Box 406 – Vesting Order No. 6804
Seizing “a debt owing to Amsterdamsche Bank N.V. by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.” This provides another direct link to a Nazi financial entity based in Holland during the war.
Box 408 – Vesting Orders No. 7116 – 7126
Seizing a total of eleven (11) bank accounts “owned by Deutsche Bank.” (See earlier entry). These accounts are believed to have been held at Union Banking Corp. (UBC), linking the Bushes and Walkers to major financial dealings with a key Nazi financial arm. To this day, it is believed that Brown Brothers Harriman continues to do business with Deutsche Bank.
Box 408 – Vesting Order No. 7338
Seizing “certain debts owing to Good Hope Steel & Iron Works by brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and all rights of the former in a sinking fund held by the latter.” This documents more Bush-Walker dealings with a Nazi business-financial entity vital to the Nazi war machine.
Box 411 – Vesting Order No. 7876
Seizing “a debt owing to the city of Hanover, Germany by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”
Box 411 – Vesting Orders No. 7943/47 – 7956
Seizing six (6) additional bank accounts held by I.G. Farben, believed to be held at Union Banking Corp. (UBC) and linking the Bushes and Walkers directly to the operators of Auschwitz.
Box 415 – Vesting Order No. 8471
Seizing “certain securities owned by Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart N.V., and a debt owing to them by Union Banking Corp. (UBC), providing another direct financial link between the Bushes and Walkers and Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen, and the unique role of UBC is serving as private U.S. banker for the Third Reich and its major financial arms.
Box 415 – Vesting Order No. 8494
Seizing “certain assets owned by the heirs of August Thyssen, Jr., and certain debts owing to them by Union Banking Corp. (UBC), proving further links between the Bushes and Walkers and the Thyssen family.
Box 415 – Vesting Order No. 8569
Seizing another “bank account owned by IGF (I.G. Farben), believed to be at Union Banking Corp. (UBC) and linking the Bushes and Walkers to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps.
Box 419 – Vesting Order No. 9201
Seizing “certain bank accounts and certain securities owned by Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart, N.V.,” believed to be at Union Banking Corp. (UBC) and linking the Bushes and Walkers further to Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen.
Box 420 – Vesting Order No. 9396
Seizing “certain securities owned by Martha Obermeyer, and a debt owing to her by
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”
Box 427 – Vesting Order No. 10742
Seizing “certain securities owned by Genossenschaft Keramik, and a debt owing to them by Guaranty Trust Co., and a debt owing to them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”
Box 432 – Vesting Order No. 11726
Seizing “a bank account owned by IGF (I.G. Farben) and a debt owing to them by Pierce, Scheffler & Parker,” a business entity that had dealings with the Bushes and Walkers via Brown Brothers Harriman and/or Union Banking Corp. (UBC), providing another link between the Bushes, Walkers and the operator of Auschwitz.
Box 432 – Vesting Order No. 11778
Seizing “certain securities owned by Aramo-Stiftung, and certain debts owing it by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.,” providing another link between the Bushes and Walkers and a key Nazi business entity.
Box 432 – Vesting Order No. 11871
Seizing “certain securities owned by Willy Schniewind and others, and a debt owing them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.,” providing another link between the Bushes and Walkers and a key Nazi business entity.
Box 443 – Vesting Order No. 13996
Seizing “certain securities owned by Willy Schniewind and others, and a debt owing them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.” (See above).
Box 444 – Vesting Order No. 14178
Seizing “certain securities owned by Willy Schniewind and others, and a debt owned to them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.” (See above).
Box 445 – Vesting Order No. 14432
Seizing “certain securities owned by Willibald Bohm, and certain debts owing to him by Brown Brothers Harriman.”
Box 447 – Vesting Order No. 14688
Seizing “certain securities owned by Johanna Bohnenberger-Stierlin, and a debt owing to her by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.,” providing links to a wealthy German heiress prominent in the Nazi social hierarchy.
Box 449 – Vesting Order No. 15071
Seizing “certain securities owned by Kati Krause, and a debt owing to her by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”
Box 449 – Vesting Order No. 15096
Seizing “certain securities owned by Deutsche Uberseeische Bank, A.G., and others; and a debt owing to Compania Argentina de Mandatos-Sociedad Anomina by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.,” providing a direct link to Nazi financial entities that became important with the flights of Nazi war criminals to Argentina after the war.
Box 451 – Vesting Order No. 15464
Seizing “certain securities owned by Theresia M.I.B.H.S.M. von Schwarzenberg,; two debts owing to her by Swiss American Corp., and a debt owing to her by Brown Brothers Harriman,” providing a link to another prominent Nazi socialite.
Box 452 – Vesting Order No. 15723
Seizing “certain securities owned by Id Deetjen and Ella Deetjen, a bank account owned by them, and certain debts owing to them by Credit Suisse and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”
Box 462 – Vesting Order No. 17615
Seizing “a 7/10 interest in certain securities owned by Albert Tottien and others, certain debts owing to them by Credit Suisse, and a debt owing to them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”
Box 463 – Vesting Order No. 17734
Seizing “certain securities owned by Dr. Georg Barth and others, a debt owing to them by Brown Bros. Harriman & Co., and a debt owing to them by the National City Bank of New York.”
Box 465 – Vesting Order No. 17992
Seizing “certain securities owned by Elise Probsthain and others, and a debt owing to them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.”


THIS RELATES TO VESTING ORDER 11726 (Box 432)
owned by IGF; and a debt owing to them by Pierce, Scheffler & Parker. ... owned by Aramo-Stiftung;
and certain debts owing to them by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co ...
ties BBH to IGF again, via Pierce, Scheffler & Parker (law firm???)

THESE ARE NEWLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS, WHICH PARTIALLY EXPLAINS WHY THE MEDIA NEVER LOOKED…

Records of the External Assets Investigation Section
The Property Control and External Assets Branch was established by Property Division Memorandum No. 4 of March 22, 1948.

A HISTORIAL NOTE ON THE FATE OF FRITZ THYSSEN
German industrialists and steel magnate who helped finance the Nazi Party. Opposed to the party's rearmament program and anti-Semtic policies, he left Germany. He was later turned over to the Nazis by the Vichy government and spent the remainder of the war in a concentration camp.

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