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by Arthur Smith

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  • ISBN 0854966013
  • ISBN13 978-0854966011
  • Language English
  • Author Arthur Smith
  • Publisher Berg Publishers; 1st edition (October 16, 1989)
  • Pages 192
  • Formats lrf lrf doc mobi
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1596 kb
  • Size Fb2 1622 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 783

Nazi Germany utilized every available resource to fight the Second World War, and one significant weapon in Hitler's economic arsenal was gold - gold looted from the central banks of those European countries which were occupied by the Nazi regime between 1939 and 1942. Calculated at pre-1939 prices, the Germans gained access to about $625 million (US) in monetary gold, only about half of which was recovered by American Forces in April 1945 from a mine in central Germany. The 'Gold War' did not end then, however; it just assumed a different shape. Instead of fuelling Hitler's war effort, the recovered gold soon became a pawn in the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union and has remained a controversial issue in international politics for years, one not completely resolved to this day.Although this is an important aspect of the Second World War and its aftermath, it has been largely neglected in historical research because of the lack of adequate source materials. The author succeeded in gaining access to hitherto unavailable but crucial records from archives in West Germany, Britain and the United States and is thus in a position to piece together, for the first time, the story of the Nazi gold loot and the long, complicated restitution of part of this gold by the Western Allies. Hitler's Gold represents an essential contribution to the economic history of the Second World War.

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Hitler's Gold represents an essential contribution to the economic history of the Second World Wa.

Hitler's Gold represents an essential contribution to the economic history of the Second World War. Excerpt. This book is about gold and war; how the monetary gold looted from Europe's central banks by the Nazi regime was used to bolster Hitler's war efforts, and later, how it became a pawn in the burgeoning Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. The story is an important economic dimension of the Second World War and its aftermath that, to date, has not been pieced together or related as part of a historical continuity.

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The 'Gold War' did not end then, however; it just assumed a different shape.

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The Story of the Nazi War Loot. Published November 1, 1996 by Berg Publishers.

Arthur L. Smith Jr, Hitler’s Gold: ne Story of the Nazi War Loot (Oxford, 1989), pp. 20–4. 14. Henry H. Schloss, The Bank for International Settlements (Amsterdam, 1958), pp. 86–7.

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Ieregr
I found the book interesting for two reasons. First of all it had something to do with family (Polish side) and family names were mentioned. Second, this is a matter that does not get much attention in history books and it was worth learning about.

The book is going to interest those with a particular historical interest or perhaps specific financial interests.
digytal soul
Professor Smith has done a credible amount of research, unearthing some quite fascinating and generally little known aspects of the economic struggle of Nazi Germany to finance her war effort - and Allied attempts at preventing this.

He writes authoritatively on what is clearly quite an involved and important topic, but his excessive sprinkling of the text with the word 'loot' in regard to the Nazis handling of 'acquired' assets is both prejudicial and largely unsupported by his own detailed research.

He readily admits the Germans were entitled under international law to the assets of their belligerents, conceding somewhat disingenuously with phrasing such as "continuing to cloak their gold looting with some semblance of legality....." or that "Despite foreign propaganda about Nazi tactics, the Germans were determined to pursue their own brand of legality even if it meant the loss of Polish gold." etc.

None of this should put the potential reader off. This is an important subject which finishes on an ironic note: The postwar 'ethical' dilemmas and the squabbling of the Allied victors dividing the spoils of their own 'looting' of Nazi Germany.