Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Raubschätze, Nazikonten und Bankgeheimnis : ein paar Überlegungen zu den Fakten und Gerüchten
Authors : Barthelmess Röthlisberger, Petra
DOI : 10.5169/seals-1691
Published in : Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte
Volume(Issue) : 56
Issue : 4
Pages : 410
Pages to: 434
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Schwabe
ISSN: 0036-7834
Language : German
Subjects : Bankwesen; Schweizer Geschichte; Imagepflege
Subject (DDC) : 332.1: Banks
900: History
Abstract: After the fall of the Nazi regime, the transfer of assets of politically incriminated Germans to safe places abroad has been the subject of wild speculation unparalleled by any other issue. Up until today, Switzerland has been named as the main supplier of important Services in this context. In 2000, under the mandate of the Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland – World War II, a research team-including myself – has published the study "Cover-up, transfer, Transit. Switzerland as a Hub for German Covert Operations (1938-1952)". It submits results which documented more precisely the extent of such Services. This article examines the same topic, but from a different angle: Its focus lies on the history of rumours that have accompanied the so-called "Nazi-Accounts" in the Swiss banking place, from the moment they emerged, 1941, until now. It analyzes the various causes of their popularity and longevity and concludes that scientific results on this matter have little impact due to the rumours' strong undercurrent force and influence on the general popular perception of the history of the so-called "Nazi-Accounts".
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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