Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler
“The contribution made by American capitalism to German war preparations can only be described as phenomenal. It was certainly crucial to German military capabilities…. Not only was an influential sector of American business aware of the nature of Nazism, but for its own purposes aided Nazism wherever possible (and profitable)―with full knowledge that the probable outcome would be war involving Europe and the United States.”
Penetrating a cloak of falsehood, deception, and duplicity, Professor Sutton reveals one of the most remarkable and under-reported facts of World War II―that key Wall Street banks and American businesses supported Hitler’s rise to power by financing and trading with Nazi Germany. Carefully tracing this closely guarded secret through original documents and eyewitness accounts, Sutton comes to the unsavory conclusion that the catastrophe of World War II was extremely profitable for a select group of financial insiders. He presents a thoroughly documented account of the role played by J.P. Morgan, T.W. Lamont, the Rockefeller interests, General Electric, Standard Oil, and the National City, Chase, and Manhattan banks, Kuhn, Loeb and Company, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and scores of others in helping to prepare the bloodiest, most destructive war in history.
This classic study, first published in 1976 and the third volume of a trilogy, is reproduced here in its original form. The other volumes in this trilogy are Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution and Wall Street and FDR.
About the Author
Antony C. Sutton (1925-2002) was born in London and educated at the universities of London, Gottingen and California. He was a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford, California, from 1968 to 1973, and later an Economics Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of 25 books, including the major three-volume study Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development.
- Publisher: G S G & Associates Pub (June 1, 1976)
‘Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as extreme or, more often, simply ignored.’ – Richard Pipes, Baird Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard University (quoted from Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America’s Future)
Anthony C. Sutton’s third installment to his trilogy of books is a must read. The first two being “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution” and “Wall Street and FDR,” which I have to admit I didn’t read the first two installments, but after reading “Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler” I really don’t feel reading his previous books is warranted because this book efficaciously answers most inquiries. It’s interesting to note (according to Sutton’s research) that many U.S. corporations aided and abetted Adolph Hitler’s hegemonic rise to power. And with many documents at his disposal Sutton was able to back up his many allegations…assertions that Hitler didn’t act alone. The axiomatic conclusion remains quite clear, that he had allies right here on our soil; “TRAITORS” who were ready to commit treason at a moments notice, whose allegiance was to Hitler’s socialistic system instead of the American dream of life, liberty and happiness for all.
Sutton demonstrates that companies such as Standard Oil, (which was later forced into breaking up its oil monopoly into several different companies,) along with companies such as General Electric, National City Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Alcoa, Kuhn-Loeb Company, IG Farben, Brown Brothers Harriman, Union Bank and a plethora of other U.S. corporations and banks invested in the Third Reich. Sutton makes clear that war (also known as racketeering with peoples lives) is a sanguineous business and Wall Street has always been about egregious profits making over people even to this day. What Sutton describes in this book parallels with what’s transpiring in today’s world; if Iraq, Afghanistan, the up and coming war with Pakistan, the selling of nuclear technology to North Korean, and the recent attacks in Gaza don’t ring any bells…then nothing will.
A case in point:
Standard Oil transferred ethyl technology to the Nazis, which was used to create synthetic rubber materials, which IG Farben Co. produced because the Nazis didn’t possess the technological capabilities to manufacture this material themselves. Also, Alcoa Corporation produced plastics for the Reich. Furthermore, Deutsche-Amerikanische Petroleum “was 94% owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey” and it “had branches throughout Germany, a refinery at Bremen and a head office in Hamburg.” Even Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company backed and financed the Reich along with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which had Charles E. Mitchell, Walter Teagle (of Standard Oil of New Jersey), and Paul M. Warburg (of the Warburg dynasty and Bank of Manhattan) were all members of the Federal Reserve board. So, this means that the very same Federal Reserve that runs our economy backed the Fuhrer.
Even IBM had its hands in the Nazi cookie jar selling the Reich computers, which helped the Nazis keep track of the prisoners in the Nazi concentrations camps, and there’s much more to be revealed in this book. And make no mistake about it we must all be vigilant and cognizant of what these corporations conspire to carry out in the near and distant future.
“Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler” is probably the most incredible story ever told, but unfortunately it’s the truth. This is the story of how Hitler received his money and supplies, which almost won him a continent and maybe even the world.
Other books that should be read along this one are as follows:
James Perloff “Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline”
Daniel Estulin “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group”
Greg Palast “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”
John Perkins “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”
Gore Vidal “Imperial America”
“Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler” is a four star bonanza of info!!!!