Ian Sayer Douglas Botting
- Title: Nazi Gold
- Author: Ian Sayer Douglas Botting
- ISBN: 9780394621326
- Page: 136
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 1945, as Allied bombers continued their final pounding of Berlin, the panicking Nazis began moving the assets of the Reichsbank south for safekeeping Vast trainloads of gold and currency were evacuated from the doomed capital of Hitler s Thousand year Reich Nazi Gold is the real life story of the theft of that fabulous treasure worth some 2,500,000,000 at the timeIn 1945, as Allied bombers continued their final pounding of Berlin, the panicking Nazis began moving the assets of the Reichsbank south for safekeeping Vast trainloads of gold and currency were evacuated from the doomed capital of Hitler s Thousand year Reich Nazi Gold is the real life story of the theft of that fabulous treasure worth some 2,500,000,000 at the time of the original investigation It is also the story of a mystery and attempted whitewash in an American scandal that pre dated Watergate by nearly 30 years Investigators were impeded at every step as they struggled to uncover the truth and were left fearing for their lives The authors quest led them to a murky, dangerous post war world of racketeering, corruption and gang warfare Their brilliant reporting, matching eyewitness testimony with declassified Top Secret documents from the US Archives, lays bare this monumental crime in a narrative which throngs with SS desperadoes, a red headed queen of crime and American military governors living like Kings Also revealed is the authors discovery of some of the missing treasure in the Bank of England.
Recent Comments "Nazi Gold"
It's the only book on WWII which I was not able to put down.Purchased in London and kept reading all the way into Budadest.Be careful to only read / watch stories from the victors!This book is more about what the allies (USA soldiers) did after the fall of Germany, while in Germany (and Austria) than it is about the Third Reich.A MUST READ FOR WWII BUFFS!
History is written by the victors - and we children of the Allies learned what the victors wanted us to know. But in reality, as in all wars, the aftermath is not a tidy story.This book details the Allied robbery of incredible wealth and cultural treasures in the early post war years before it was easy to trace greed prompted theftrge scale and to date still mostly unsolved.I read all 341 pages non-stop. It may not compell you the same way but even at a more leisurely pace it will leave you thou [...]
This book chronicles the large scale corruption that existed in the American zone of occupation in southern Germany post W.W.II. It also exposes the subsequent shameful cover-up that was so successful most people nowadays have no knowledge of the extent of the crimes. Nazi Gold was first published in 1984 and since that time there has been remarkably little new research on the matter. Sayer and Botting's book remains the master of the subject.
REad this sometime? My ed is different by Granada.Brought home to re-read.
This is a very interesting book about the final days of WWII in Germany. It centers on what happened to millions of dollars of gold and currency in the closing days. But it also tells where some of it ended up and where some historians think hidden caches are still. It also talks about the collaboration between so GI's and German solders to heist a large portion of it. The movie "Kelly's Heroes" was based on that collaboration. I only gave it two stars because, like many history books, it is som [...]
Very interesting. Something I had never considered but too much detail.
Very good book about the history of the American Army Government in Germany. The book is filled with information and weaves a very familiar picture of crime and cover-up.
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