Little Known Historical Fact : Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power (LG)

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  1. How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

    Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell
    Saturday September 25, 2004
    The Guardian,12271,1312540,00.html

    George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

    The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism...

    But the new documents, many of which were only declassified last year, show that even after America had entered the war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis' plans and policies, he worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the very German businesses that financed Hitler's rise to power. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty.