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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important book!
This is an important book. It is excellent! My father who participated in WW2 and later deserted from the Luftwaffe in 1944, always argued that it must have been the Americans who financed Hitler. Noone else had the possibility. But I didn't believe him. He said, after WW1 Germany was in a complete disaster and it was not possible to build such an enormous...
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This book outlines how some financial institutions back both sides in a war. I gave up reading it at the halfway mark
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important book!, 1 July 2012
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This is an important book. It is excellent! My father who participated in WW2 and later deserted from the Luftwaffe in 1944, always argued that it must have been the Americans who financed Hitler. Noone else had the possibility. But I didn't believe him. He said, after WW1 Germany was in a complete disaster and it was not possible to build such an enormous death-war-machine out of ashes and bricks in that short period of time. It must have been US money, he said. He thought that the purpose of financing Hitler was to smash the communists once and for all. But on that point he was wrong, according to the book. It would though been interesting to read more about the reasoning behind the financing, and why US bankers wanted war in Europe. The book is very thorough on the proofs that the Wall Street Apex financed the raise of Hitler. It is clear that without the Wall Street funding, the know-how and the direct investments in Nazi Germany, the war would not have been possible for Hitler. It is also astonishing to read that Himmler got funding from Wall Street up to 1944. It is a pity that colored history magazines now flooding the bookstalls, often is about famous battles from WW2, but not a single word about the fact that both Stalin and Hitler was backed from Wall Street.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some errors in Suttons book, 8 May 2013
This review is from: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler: The Astonishing True Story of the American Financiers Who Bankrolled the Nazis (Paperback)
I consider Sutton to have contributed very significantly but I know that people who are interested in this kind of alternative
view of history are often not so careful about checking the accuracy of the content.
There are apparently some errors in Wall Street and the rise of Hitler.
I use for this argument comments made by an Australian gentleman in a discussion group when debating with an enthusiastic supporter of Sutton
The discussion about the transfer of licence for artificial gasoline is confusing.
The statement that Opel and Ford were the two largest tank producers ought to be referring to trucks.
The following companies made tanks:
Kruppe-Gruson,Vomag, Niebelungenwerke (Panzer IV),M.A.N, Diamler-Benz, M.N.H, Henschel (Panther), Henschel again and Wegmann (Tiger)
The percentage given for USAs contribution of artificial gasoline to the nazi regime is overstated.
Sutton says 85% (5,5 out of a total of 6,5mil ton is made with the standard oil patent.
The correct percentage should be 35%(1,9 /5,4mil for 1944) or 45%(3,4/7,5mil for 1943)
The reason I mention these things is that I want concerned citizens to be aware of what kind of criticism you might encounter.
There is a need to continue and expand Suttons work.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book designed to shine a light in dark places, Highly Recommended!!!, 8 Jun 2011
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I found Professor Sutton's work to be superbly referenced, and a thoroughly enjoyable book to read. This is truly a book for any serious students/readers on International Finance / World War I & II / and anyone with the slightest interest on what role did key Wall Street banks (Chase Manhattan, J.P Morgan) and other American businesses (Ford, AT&T, etc) support Hitler's rise to power by financing and trading with Nazi Germany.

Having read the 1star review on this book, I felt compelled to defend Professor Sutton's work and to perhaps suggest to the previous reviewer `I White' that they would do very well to read any of the following books by "REAL" historians.

In response to reviewer `I White's' comment that Professor Sutton's work smacked of `Conspiracy rules ok', I would wager next months mortgage payment that `I White' would find it difficult to dismiss the following essential reading list as a collection of conspiracy writers.

All of the following authors and books point, support, and provide evidence to the very same conclusions that Professor Sutton reaches in his book ..........Let the light shine in dark places!!!!!

All honorable men by James Stewart Martin

America's Second Crusade by William Henry Chamberlin

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace by Harry Elmer Barnes

The Confessions of a Monopolist by Frederic Clems Howe

The Makers of War by Francis Neilson

Hitler's Magician: Schacht - the Life and Loans of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht

Generals in Grey Suits: the Directors of the International 'i G Farben' Cartel, Their Conspiracy and Trial at Nuremberg by Josiah Ellis Dubois

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Antony C. Sutton

RULERS OF AMERICA: A STUDY OF FINANCE CAPITAL by Anna Rochester

War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated General - Smedley D. Butler

Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America Made the Third Reich by Guido Giacomo Preparata

Germany's Foreign Indebtedness - by C.R.S. Harris;

The High Cost Of Vengeance by Freda Utley

The devil theory of war;: An inquiry into the nature of history and the possibility of keeping out of war, by Charles Austin Beard

Bankers' profits from German loans, (The Institute of economics of the Brookings institution. Publication) by Robert René Kuczynski

Treason's peace;: German dyes & American dupes by Howard Watson Ambruster

Tearing away the veils: The financiers who control the world by Fran¸ois Coty

Hell's Cartel: IG Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine by Diarmuid Jeffreys
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read book., 18 Mar 2014
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Provides unknown, amazing and shocking details about the setup of WWII. Whoever reads that book, will have to revise everything about recent history, especially Europe's history... MUST READ
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars conspiracy continued!, 27 Feb 2014
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Very interesting account of financial capitals subterfuge including the rise of nazism and Wall Street funding, linking in with fdr and the new deal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enlightening, 18 May 2012
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An old book absolutely outstanding either for the enlightening effect on the reader and for the absent effect on the academic world in the following 30 years.Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond conventional political thinking..., 17 Jun 2011
This review is from: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler: The Astonishing True Story of the American Financiers Who Bankrolled the Nazis (Paperback)
Traditional political thinkers have trouble 'getting' Sutton. He's certainly no Nazi apologist, but neither is he Marxist, or even 'left leaning'. Neither, by the way, would Sarah Palin like him (if she indeed reads books, that is, which somehow I doubt). No, Sutton is that rare thing: someone who sees beyond traditional 'left' and 'right' politics; someone who recognises that there are interests that see political conflicts working for their benefit. In his work on The Order, Sutton describes this in some detail: the Hegelian idea of conflict. You encourage and fund both sides (in this case both the Nazis and Communists) to conflict: i.e. your 'thesis' and 'antithesis'. Those in control of this process also seek a certain outcome: the synthesis. In this case, that was centralised international governing bodies, such as the United Nations.

So, ignore the traditional theorists, open your mind, and explore some truly challenging thinking. Yes, read Antony Sutton, because he was one of those rare things: an independent mind who based his work on exhaustive research.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, the truth behind Hitler's rise to power, and those who put him there..., 2 Jun 2011
This review is from: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler: The Astonishing True Story of the American Financiers Who Bankrolled the Nazis (Paperback)
FINALLY got my review posted, thanks Amazon...!!!

Following on from Wall Street & The Bolshevik Revolution and Wall Street & FDR, Wall Street & The Rise Of Hitler follows the same crowd of uber-wealthy bankers (Morgan, Rockefeller, Warburg, Schiff et al, you know, the usual crowd of largely Rothschild-controlled financial parasites), industrialists and major corporations such as Ford, DuPont, General Electric and many more once again as they collaborated from the early-1920s onwards with existing German cartels such as IG Farben, German General Electric and United Steelworks to create international cartels which then proceeded, again seemingly to a specific agenda, to create economic and political conditions in Germany and elsewhere under which war became inevitable. Impeccably documented by Professor Sutton, for instance, is the sale of tetra-ethyl lead by Standard Oil of New York to the Nazi regime, an anti-knocking agent without which modern warfare, and most especially aerial warfare, would have been impossible.

Using the Dawes and Young Plans (supposed economic "recovery" plans dreamt up by bankers to create more debt, the latter of which was directly responsible for bringing Hitler to power according to Fritz Thyssen) as their primary vehicles, Wall Street vultures and major corporations hid behind the respectable cloak of "rebuilding" to sink their filthy talons into the economic and industrial lifeblood of Germany, whilst pocketing huge profits from the build up to war, the same way they had during the Russian Revolution, and during the "Great Depression" when their socialist lackey FDR gave the bankers and corporations the keys to America's collective wallet. Actually "the best-engineered depression to date" would be a more appropriate title; in 2006 Ben Bernanke publicly admitted to Milton Friedman that the Fed was responsible: "Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You're right, we did it. We're very sorry. But thanks to you, we won't do it again." Naturally, he lied.

That these gangsters took money directly out of the pockets of average Americans by, for instance, giving the Germans state-of-the-art synthetic rubber manufacturing technology which then caused the price of rubber in the USA to rise tenfold, and too many other schemes to recount here, are also well documented and soberly analysed. Professor Sutton also documents the amazing ties between the then-US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with "Putzi" Hanfstaengl, a man suspiciously closely involved with the Reichstag Fire incident which led to Hitler assuming power. Another no-doubt inconsequential and irrelevant fact which directly ties the American ruling elite to the establishment of a ruthless dictator in a foreign country with which the USA subsequently went to war.

The overall impression from the three books in this series is that the conditions necessary for the Second World War were deliberately and carefully created. A fact now almost forgotten is that in 1933, long before Hitler showed any ill-intent towards Jews in Germany, the world Jewish population declared economic war on Germany. This destroyed the already-struggling German economy and put Germany in a position where financial support from any quarter was welcome - and into the breech stepped the financial heroes from Wall Street with their chequebooks & pens at the ready. One of the outcomes of the war was the Nuremberg Show Trials where a predominantly-Jewish legal team set their own rules of evidence, and using the guilt and fury of the world after 6 years of devastation for their own selfish purposes, created "the holocaust", which precipitated the creation of the Jewish state. This in turn, in classic Hegelian fashion, has led to non-stop warfare in the Middle East, which has of course constantly lined the pockets of the armaments and construction companies whilst allowing governments to trash freedom and human rights, generally preventing the average standard of living from rising above a certain point - exactly as suggested by the supposedly-fake Report from Iron Mountain, as well as 1984 and a myriad of others, whilst at the same time confining real high-tech research to the military/government. For anyone who would dispute this point, consider the fact that all commercial research and development has no choice but to operate within budgetary constraints; governments can (and do) force their taxpayers to pay for R&D whilst, of course, giving nothing back including any information about what they are doing.

Again, lest any reader suggest I have overstepped the bounds of credibility here, consider the now well-documented fact that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of the moronic ex-president George W. Bush, had his company's assets seized under the Trading With The Enemy Act in 1942. At crucial times of the war the Bush family's companies were supplying the German war machine with large quantities of essential steel and oil.

Would it be going too far to suggest there is something somehow cold-bloodedly reptilian in the actions and outlook of our co-called "elite"?

This book also contains a short critique of Carroll Quigley's Tragedy & Hope. After having recently read Tragedy & Hope on the back of a number of books about the House of Rothschild and related subjects (too many too quickly to review!) I have to say that a short critique is all that is needed: Tragedy & Hope is sadly lacking in truth, or insight, or both, and can thus be largely ignored. Professor Sutton succinctly demonstrates why his own works and those of others such as Garry Allen are vastly superior.

My one criticism of Professor Sutton in this work is the totally erroneous assumption that Zyklon B was manufactured in Germany solely for the purpose of exterminating Jews; whilst commonplace at that time (the mid-1970s) this idea has by now been well and truly debunked. It is well established that most Second World War German prison camps used Zyklon B for the disinfestation of prisoner's clothing; the dreaded typhus epidemic, one of the primary killers in prison camps over the last century and more, is carried by body lice which were especially prevalent in Eastern Europe at that time, and Zyklon B (hydrogen cyanide) was one of the most effective pesticides available until the development of microwave delousing facilities which started to come into use later in the war - around the time the manufacture & shipment of Zyklon B declined. Additionally, as established in the superb "Holocaust Handbook" series, the quantities of Zyklon B manufactured and delivered to prison camps corresponds approximately to what would be needed for the disinfestation of the clothing of the established numbers of prisoner; it does not allow for the huge excess which would have been needed for the extermination of hundreds of thousands, or millions depending on the source, of people in the legendary National Socialist gas chambers. Especially when the fact that the doors of those supposed gas chambers were ordinary office doors with glass panels & keyholes is taken into account, as this must necessarily have led to massive amount of leakage during "extermination" operations, and presumably large numbers of dead guards. Additionally, when it is remembered that the victims were allegedly stacked from floor to ceiling, the path of least resistance for the "gas" to take would have been straight though those keyholes and around/under the doors. One naturally wonders how they got the bodies in/out of those rooms. And who got them out...

This forgivable lapse into the all-too-human sin of assumption aside, this is a tremendously important book and a fitting culmination to a superb mini-series. Well written, well presented and well argued, supported primarily by a weight of government archives and other primary documentation which can be ignored but not refuted, yet concise and very easy to read, the book on its own and the series as a whole, along with other works such as America's Secret Establishment and The Federal Reserve Conspiracy have established Professor Antony C. Sutton as one of that all-too-rare breed of modern human beings: an almost-completely honest and reliable historical writer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 5 Oct 2013
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This book outlines how some financial institutions back both sides in a war. I gave up reading it at the halfway mark
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, 10 Mar 2012
This review is from: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler: The Astonishing True Story of the American Financiers Who Bankrolled the Nazis (Paperback)
Thank's nice packed and full of information and the backgrounds of the darkest ideas of "business people". Just hoping o buy the rest of the three book series.
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