The Journal of History     Fall 2003     TABLE OF CONTENTS


Chase Bank Helped Nazis

by Charles Higham

The Rockerfellers' Chase National Bank (later the Chase Manhattan) was the richest and most powerful financial institution in the United States at the time of Pearl Harbor.

The Rockerfellers owned Standard Oil of New Jersey, the German accounts of which were siphoned through their own bank, the Chase, as well as through the independent National City Bank of New York, which also handled Standard, Sterling Products, General Aniline and Film, SKF, and ITT, whose chief, Sosthenes Behn, was a director of N.C.B.

Two executives of Standard Oil's German subsidiary were Karl Lindemann and Emil Helfferich, prominent figures in Himmler's Circle of Friends of the Gestapo--its chief financiers--and close friends and colleagues of the BIS' Baron von Schroeder. ... Their lawyers were John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles of Sullivan and Cromwell.

Allen Dulles (later of the Office of Strategic Services) was on the board of Schroeder. Further connections linked the Paris branch of Chase to Schroeder as well as the pro-Nazi Worms Bank and Standard Oil of New Jersey in France.

Standard Oil's Paris representatives were directors of the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, which had intricate connections to the Nazis and to Chase.
Charles Higham, Trading with The Enemy New York, Delacorte Press, 1983, pp. 20, 23.


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