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L'Affaire Frankenheim

Deutsch (1921-1978) was a journalist and a Jew; Dent prepared his manuscript for publication after his death. The name of the bank and other names in the book were changed for his protection. Deutsch sought to reveal that Germany's largest private bank, the "Frankenheim Bank", finances 140 neo-Nazi organizations using money that was stolen from Jews during World War II and reintroduced into the bank's holdings between 1947-60. The "Frankenheims" are members of a Jewish family which converted to Christianity in the late 18th century. During the Nazi period, they officially transferred the bank to an Aryan German, but they themselves continued to run the bank. Argues that some family members became active Nazis in 1935, while others were collaborators and advisers to Nazi officers. Today the bank legally remains in the family's possession, and its leaders are former SS and Gestapo officers and active members of illegal neo-Nazi organizations. Deutsch's attempts to bring this "affair" to the attention of West German authorities have been rejected. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, English, 1979
P. Belford, Paris, 1979