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Chase Manhattan Banks' Right-wing Relationship

Robert Lederman

The Rockefeller family's Chase Manhattan Bank has as its motto, "Chase: The right relationship". As Chase is on the verge of buying J.P. Morgan and becoming the world's richest bank, it might be timely to explore a bit of the history behind that slogan.

Chase Bank actively supported the most viciously racist regime in world history, Nazi Germany's Third Reich. Unlike many other banks which also have done business with murderous regimes, Chase's involvement was much more than just a business arrangement. Morgan Bank has a similar history of closely working with Hitler and advocating Nazism both before and throughout WWII.

Chase Bank, it's owners, the Rockefeller family and the family's other main business - Standard Oil (now known as Exxon) - were an integral part of Hitler's war effort. Rockefeller, Standard Oil and Chase Bank helped put Hitler in power, helped him build the world's deadliest army, supplied him with oil throughout the war and after the war helped the Nazi elite to smuggle billions of dollars stolen from Holocaust victims and Nazi-occupied countries out of Germany and into Swiss and Latin American banks.

The powerhouse of Germany's war industry was I.G. Farben the chemical company that patented and manufactured Zyklon-B the nerve gas used in Auschwitz. The relationship of I.G. Farben to Auschwitz went much deeper than Zyklon-B.

Auschwitz was built by I.G. Farben as a slave labor camp that manufactured rubber and other materials for the Nazi war effort and "recycled" gold fillings, human hair and other substances derived from those worked to death or killed in the gas chambers. At the end of WWII I.G. Farben was transformed into BASF, Bayer and Hoescht.

Rockefeller/Standard Oil was the largest stockholder in I.G. Farben and I.G. Farben was-next to Rockefeller-the largest shareholder in Standard Oil. Presidents Roosevelt and Truman considered Standard Oil's executives and Rockefeller to be traitors to America.

John D. Rockefeller was also the world's biggest promoter of Eugenics, the pseudo-science of racial differences, selective breeding and "race betterment". Among the "scientists" his foundation funded was Auschwitz's infamous doctor of death Josef Mengele. Eugenics led directly to the Holocaust. Today, Rockefeller foundations continue to fund Eugenics programs worldwide under the guise of improving human health, population control and disease control.

In America Rockefeller/Chase's most influential front may be the Manhattan Institute, a right wing think tank founded by former CIA director William Casey after he helped bring thousands of former Nazis to America following WWII. The Manhattan Institute is the origin of every racially-biased, constitution-violating policy Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has instituted in New York City during the past six years.

Among the resident scholars associated with the Institute is Charles Murray author of The Bell Curve. This controversial book advances the idea that African Americans are genetically and intellectually inferior to Whites as a justification for eliminating welfare and affirmative action.

The Manhattan Institute is also the originator of G.W. Bush's "compassionate conservatism". Bush, who has presided over more executions than all other U.S. Governors combined, claims that next to the bible Chase Bank's Manhattan Institute has been the greatest influence on his ideas.

G.W. Bush's father, George Bush, was a Rockefeller puppet according to Ronald Reagan and had numerous former Nazis involved in his presidential campaign. G.W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, managed Wall Street front companies that raised money for Hitler and shipped supplies to the Nazis. These companies were seized by the U.S. government in 1942 under the Trading With the Enemy act.

The Rockefeller's art museum, The Museum of Modern Art insists on displaying art seized by the Nazis from Jews on their way to the concentration camps. It recently got a $65 million dollar gift of NYC tax dollars from Mayor Giuliani at the same time he was cutting the budget for art education in NYC schools and asking the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate First Amendment protection for all visual art.

Chase Manhattan Banks' logo is a modified swastika. When you see or hear their ads about Chase: The Right Relationship think Hitler, Nazism and Auschwitz. Morgan Bank, the Swiss Banks that stole and hid Jewish bank accounts and Chase belong together. They truly are, the right relationship.


Associated Press


Chase Manhattan in Talks to Purchase J.P. Morgan

"NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of J.P. Morgan & Co. surged nearly 10 percent Tuesday following reports it may be purchased by banking giant Chase Manhattan Corp... The Wall Street Journal said the purchase price would be at least $30 billion... Most recently, speculation has centered on Deutsche Bank AG, though the Times said that those talks have been abandoned... Last month Credit Suisse Group agreed to pay $11.5 billion in cash and stock for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Earlier this summer, Swiss banking giant UBS AG agreed to pay $11 billion for the Paine Webber Group. Chase Manhattan is the third-largest bank in terms of assets; J.P. Morgan is the fifth."


Daily News


Chase Banked On Nazis - Report

Chase National Bank - the precursor of today's Chase Manhattan Bank - allegedly helped the Nazis plunder Jewish property in France during World War II, according to a published report. The New York-based bank controlled by the Rockefeller family closed Jewish accounts even before the Germans ordered them to do so and did business with the Nazis while they were sending Jews to the gas chambers, Newsweek magazine reports in this week's edition. And while the U.S. was at war with the Nazis, Chase also apparently helped German banks do business with their overseas branches, the magazine reported. Chase Manhattan is now the largest bank company in the U.S. with more than $300 billion in assets... lawyers representing Holocaust survivors... intend to name Chase Manhattan to their lawsuit and are investigating the wartime role of another big U.S. bank, J.P. Morgan, the magazine reported. While many other U.S. businesses and banks closed down their Paris operations after France fell to the Germans, Chase National remained open and even thrived. The relationship between Chase and the Nazis apparently was so cozy that Carlos Niedermann, the Chase branch chief in Paris, wrote his supervisor in Manhattan that the bank enjoyed "very special esteem" with top German officials and "a rapid expansion of deposits," according to Newsweek. Niedermann's letter was written in May 1942 - five months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. also went to war with Germany.


Daily News


Chase Named In Holocaust-Asset Suit

Two American banks were named in a class-action lawsuit yesterday that accuses them of collaborating with the Nazis to deprive Jewish depositors of their rightful assets. "They froze and blocked Jewish accounts during the period of the Nazi occupation in France, depriving Jewish families of the financial means to flee France," said attorney Kenneth McCallion, who filed the suit against Chase Manhattan Bank, J.P. Morgan and seven French banks... McCallion charges Chase's Paris branch - with full backing of its New York office - displayed "excessive zeal" in enforcing anti-Jewish laws and was held in "very special esteem" by Vichy authorities. Court papers also say Chase prospered under German occupation, nearly doubling its deposits between 1942 and 1944 from 27 million to more than 50 million French francs... Chase officials said in a statement that it has been in settlement talks with the World Jewish Congress for several weeks and that it was disappointed that an "unnecessary" lawsuit has been filed."




Holocaust `Reminder' Claimed

"A concentration camp suvivor who witnessed the murders of his parents and five siblings at Auschwitz claimed that during questioning after his arrest on bribery charges he was placed before a blackboard bearing a Nazi slogan by former U.S. Attorney General Rudolph Giuliani's office as part of an attempt to "break" him...Written on the blackboard was the German phrase "Arbeit Macht Frei." The slogan, "Work Shall Set You Free," adopted by the Nazi party, appeared over the gates at Auschwitz."


NY Times


Bush Culls Campaign Theme From Conservative Thinkers

Gov. George W. Bush has said his political views have been shaped by the work of Myron Magnet of the Manhattan Institute.


Boston Sunday Globe


"The Manhattan Institute clearly has become the force, and there is no progressive force to counter it... The mayor has a very close working relationship with the Manhattan Institute."


Washington Post

Friday, September 16, 1988 ; Page A16


"When Republican presidential nominee George Bush took the lectern before the B'nai B'rith convention last week, a damaging news release was being distributed to reporters in the rear of the hall detailing new charges that members of a Bush ethnic coalition had made anti-Semitic remarks and promoted revisionist views of the Holocaust."


For a huge amount of meticulously documented material on Chase Bank and the Nazis see:

The Secret War Against the Jews, by John Loftus and Mark Aarons, St. Martin's Press

Trading with the Enemy, by Charles Higham, 1983

The Splendid Blond Beast: Money Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century, by Christopher Simpson, 1993

Blowback, by Christopher Simpson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1988



Also see:


Philadelphia Inquirer article by David Lee Preston

"Fired Bush Backer One of Several with Possible Nazi Links"



Rockefeller/Chase/Nazi sites

Bush/Nazi sites

IG Farben/Nazi material


Also see Lederman articles on Manhattan Institute, Chase, Giuliani and Bush at:


Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T.

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