|Title:||Raubschätze, Nazikonten und Bankgeheimnis : ein paar Überlegungen zu den Fakten und Gerüchten|
|Authors :||Barthelmess Röthlisberger, Petra|
|Published in :||Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subjects :||Bankwesen; Schweizer Geschichte; Imagepflege|
|Subject (DDC) :||332.1: Banks |
|Abstract:||After the fall ofthe Nazi regime, the transfer of assets ofpolitically incriminated Germans to safe places abroad has been the subject ofwild 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 populär perception of the history of the so-called "Nazi-accounts".|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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