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Interesting, true (and very believable).......
on 3 November 2006
This book details the story of Germany's gold, foreign currency and art treasures to the South of the country during the last few weeks of the war.
Reading it, I'm surprised most of the gold and currency actually got there given the 'sticky fingers' of not just Germans and civilians, but the American Army who seem to have helped themselves as well. Senior SS officers also appear to be regular looters, given their need for portable wealth escaping ahead of the hangman.
Also covers the role of Switzerland in their (well documented elsewhere) willing role as conduits for looted gold and other art treasures from their unfortunate owners.