FREE PRESS * January 28, 2013
* Issue 4 *
AMERICANFREEPRESS.NET * BEHIND THE SCENES
Bush, Rockefeller, Rothschild & Hitler
By Michael Collins
.Some AFP readers were upset by the first
two articles in this series reflecting on the
proliferation of myths, phony documents
and fraudulent “quotations” muddying serious
research into big issues of the day and events of
the past. However, AFP’s job is to report the facts.
This week, we take a look at one particularly
ubiquitous myth — a combination of myths — which
has excited many: A variety of claims the Bush,
Rockefeller and Rothschild families and a host of “Jewish bankers” — together or independently —
helped finance Hitler’s rise to power.
The most cited source for the story Jewish
bankers paved the way for Hitler is Hitler’s Secret
Backers, supposedly by a Jewish banker named Sidney
First of all, there was no Sidney Warburg. But
those who actually read the spurious book (and
most who cite it haven’t read it) will find the unknown
author says — in contrast to what people
think he said — that Jewish bankers didn’t finance
Hitler. Instead, the book claims some naughty non-Jewish bankers did so.
But even that isn’t true. An accurate assessment
by James Pool in Who Financed Hitler absolutely
refutes the legend big banking or industrial interests
played a substantial role funding Hitler. Most of the
Nazi Party’s money came from small contributions
and sales of literature.
No Rothschilds backed Hitler. That’s a myth. One
banker, a practicing Christian of one-quarter Jewish
descent, was said — by one source, passing on a
rumor — to have donated money to Hitler. And that’s
it. The one Jewish banker known to have given
money to any Nazis gave it to elements in the Nazi
party — the Strasser brothers — who were trying to
And Hitler wasn’t descended from any Rothschilds
or Frankenbergers. If he had any Jewish
blood, it has never been authoritatively traced.
One proponent of the claim Hitler was Jewish
cites Brigitte Hamann’s Hitler’s Vienna as proof,
pointing out the book describes stories of Hitler’s
Jewish heritage. In fact, Hamann dissects the legends,
refuting them in detail. Scholars such as Carolyn
Yeager (at carolynyeager.net) and Veronica
Clark, in Warwolves of the Iron Cross, have also demolished
Some claim Hitler was pro-Zionist. They are
wrong. For a brief period Hitler did encourage some
Zionists in efforts to promote Jewish immigration
from Germany to Palestine, as described in Edwin
Black’s The Transfer Agreement. However, at the
same time, other Zionist forces were calling for war
against Hitler as early as 1933.
The legendary “Nazi-Zionist collaboration” was a
tiny blip of no geopolitical consequence. But it
makes for great Internet chatter.
Others are hysterical over the fact American
banks and corporations worked with the Nazi
regime, yet — despite the frenzy — this is neither a
major revelation nor is it extraordinary.
These were well-known arrangements, sometimes
going back decades, with whatever German government
was in power.
Many think that Antony Sutton “proved” in Wall
Street and the Rise of Hitler that Rockefeller-controlled
Standard Oil funded Hitler. However, in his
book, Sutton says flatly: “Standard Oil apparently
did not finance Hitler’s accession to power.”
Some cite that same book as evidence the Bush
family, with the Harriman banking interests, funded
Hitler. In fact, Sutton says only that the Harrimans —
like many American financial groups — had connections
to corporate interests in Germany. And he
concludes that this “does not suggest that the Harrimans
directly financed Hitler.” He never mentions
the Bushes at all.
Another rumor claims the Bushes were part of a “fascist plot” to overthrow Franklin Roosevelt, often
citing Jules Archer’s The Plot to Seize the White
House. While there was a scheme to dislodge FDR —
which many patriots believe to have been a good
thing — the book never mentions the Bushes, nor is
there any other evidence they had anything to do
with that plot.
As Sgt. Joe Friday used to say: “Just the facts.”
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
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