German Finance Ministry funded Nazi army, report says

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 9, 2010 16:54

A commission of historians has discovered that the finance ministry in Germany was more involved in Jewish persecution carried out by the Nazis than was previously known, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The finance ministry allowed funds from plundering Jews and other enemies to be channeled through its offices and this raised over 30 percent of the funds for the German army during the war, Hans-Peter Ullmann says, a member of the historians' commission investigating the ministry.The report released by the commission, which was previewed by Reuters, comes after a book revealed that German diplomats also played a more active role in the persecution of Jews than was previously thought.


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