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Hitler's Silent Partners: Swiss Banks, Nazi Gold, And The Pursuit Of Justice

Authors: Vincent, Isabel
Publisher: Knopf Canada
BISAC/Subject: HIS000000, HIS027100, BUS004000, HIS014000
ISBN: 9780307366450, Related ISBNs: 0307366456, 0676970931, 0676971415, 9780307366450, 9780676970937
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Award-winning journalist Isabel Vincent unravels the labyrinthine story behind the headlines by taking us through the life of survivor Renée Appel, who found refuge in Canada. With her, we come to understand what it means to wait for justice: how, on the eve of war, desperate men and women entrusted their life savings to Swiss banks; how Nazis laundered gold looted from Jewish families; how the demands of international business, Swiss bank secrecy, and greed kept the truth hidden for over half a century and still prevent restitution from being made. Hitler's Silent Partners is a rigorous and often heartbreaking look at statistics seldom given a human face.
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