Hitler and The Warburg Banking Family:
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The viewer may be familiar with the Warburg Family of Hamburg Germany. Over the centuries, the Warburgs have remained one of the most powerful Jewish banking families. While some Warburg banking interests appear to have faltered, such as S. G. Warburg & Co., others such as M. M. Warburg and Warburg Pincus remain in good standing to this day. A long history of banking and lending has provided the Warburgs with a wealth of financial knowledge which each generation has used to advance its ideals. Leading up to World War II, the Warburg family was given credit by many historians for saving the lives of thousands of Jews from the Nazis. However, a close examination of overlooked details has shed new light on the Warburg family, their true intentions and what appears to be a massive coverup which is still under way today.

The Treatment of German Jews Before WWII:

In order to understand Warburg connections to Hitler and the Nazis, we must first examine the plight of German Jews prior to WWII. Because the Warburgs were heavily involved in the prewar German economy, many anti-Semitic events were witnessed by members of the Warburg family. By studying the reactions of various Warburg family members to anti-Semitic atrocities, we may better understand the motives of the Warburgs. Here are a few of the well known occurrences which would have been witnessed by the Warburgs before WWII:

  1. 1919 - Stab-in-the-back legend: A post WWI idea which blamed German civilians for losing the war, especially the Jews. This idea gained in popularity as WWII approached.

  2. 1921 - Right wing German political parties bar Jews from membership

  3. 1933 - Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses: Hitler's stormtroopers block all patrons from Jewish businesses. The Star of David was painted on thousands of Jewish businesses throughout Germany along with anti-Semitic slogans such as "don't buy from Jews," and "The Jews are our misfortune."

  4. 1933 - Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service: A law enacted two months after Adolf Hitler took power. The law demanded that civil servants who were not of Aryan descent were forced to retire.

  5. 1933 - Jewish quota: German universities restrict Jews from comprising more than 1.5% of the student body.

  6. 1935 - Nuremberg Laws: Antisemitic laws introduced by Hitler at the Nuremberg rally. These laws used so called scientific data to discern whether a person was Jewish or not. They also prevented Jews from taking part in civic life, and banned marriage and intercourse between Jews and non-Jews. In addition, Jews were not permitted to hire German women under the age of 45 as domestic workers.

  7. 1938 - Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass): Hitler's stormtroopers smash the windows of Jewish businesses, buildings and synagogues throughout Germany. A minimum of 91 Jews were killed while another 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps. Over 1,000 synagogues were torched and 7,000 businesses were damaged or destroyed.

This time line illustrates a steady and widespread ramping up of anti-Semitism in pre-WWII Germany. Almost every German alive during this time period witnessed these events and the knowledge of such events was commonplace. Interestingly, German Jews such as Max and Otto Warburg also witnessed these anti-Semitic events, yet their response to these events was odd to say the least. In the following synopses, the viewer will witness Warburg support of Hitler's Reich.

Max Warburg and the Reichsbank:

In 1933 Hitler became the dictator of Germany. During this time period, Max Warburg aka "The King of Hamburg" was the owner of Germany's most prestigious bank: M.M. Warburg. Max was also the most prominent banker in the country and a member of the general council of the Reichsbank (Germany's central bank) since 1924. In 1933, Max approved Hitler's decision to name Dr. Hjalmar Schacht as president of the Reichsbank. Under Schnact, Warburg served as Reichsbank deputy until 1938. In 1934, Warburg and Schnact created promissory notes (Mefo bills) designed to secretly finance Hitler's rearmament in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. The Reichsbank was responsible for all government transactions and funding of the Nazi empire during Hitler's reign. In 1936, Hitler's four year plan went into effect. These economic reforms were designed to further prepare Germany for a new war. Max Warburg continued to work for Hitler's Reichsbank until 1938 and hide Hitler's objectives even as he witnessed terrible atrocities committed against the Jews.

Max Warburg and M.M. Warburg (the Warburg Bank):

Founded in 1798 by brothers Moses and Gerson Warburg, M.M. Warburg was one of top private bank houses in Germany during Hitler's reign. From the firm's private offices in Hamburg, Max Warburg continued his support of the Nazi regime. M.M. Warburg under the Warburg family loaned money to the Reich until at least 1938 and most likely beyond.

In addition, the bank also paid interest to Krupp Industries bondholders until at least 1936. In 1932, Gustav Krupp became an avid follower of Hitler and in 1933, Krupp was made chairman of the Reich Federation of German Industry. He used his new found authority to kick all Jews out of Krupp and began manufacturing for Hitler's War machine. With M.M. Warburg financing, Krupp produced Panzer Tanks, U-boats, railway guns, battle ships and the famed 88mm flak gun, which was used for anti-tank and anti-aircraft assaults during WWII.

Despite every other Jewish business being closed down by Hitler and the Nazis, M.M. Warburg was able to operate with impunity until 1938 under the direction of Max Warburg. Not only was Max allowed to live freely in Hamburg while other Jews were hunted down, but he actually became more successful once Hitler took power. It is well documented that M.M. Warburg profits increased as WWII approached. In 1938, Max left Germany for America and supposedly M.M. Warburg was seized by Hitler. However, even M.M. Warburg's official website admits that Max continued to profit from the bank as a silent partner until at least 1939. The real question is, did Max continue to own bank shares after WWII broke out? Considering that Hitler supposedly seized the bank in 1938, why would he allow Max to profit off of the Reich for at least another year or more? Did Hitler have some sort of secret affection for this Jewish Banker?

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It is important to remember that after WWII, Max's son Eric Warburg returned to Hamburg and retook control of M.M. Warburg. Under the Marshall Plan, Eric was awarded every dime that had been lost after Hitler's seizure of the bank (assuming Warburg money was truly seized and not transferred). Considering that the Warburgs had banks in America and elsewhere, it is quite possible that they profited off of the Reich to the point of war and then transferred M.M. Warburg proceeds to family banks overseas (i.e., Kuhn, Loeb & Co.). Add these profits to monies acquired under the Marshall Plan and it remains highly likely that the Warburg family emerged from WWII in a much better position then they had been in before the war. Today, Eric's son Max (or Max II) controls M.M. Warburg, and although the bank operates below the radar of the main stream press, it is more powerful than ever.

Otto Warburg and the Nazis:

Otto Warburg of the Warburg family was an elite German officer in WWI and more importantly, one of the top biochemists of the twentieth century. In 1931 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for the "discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme." Warburg's studies focused mainly on cancerous cells and their relation to cellular metabolism and cellular respiration. In 1918 Warburg became a Professor at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology, Berlin-Dahlem. The KWI campus in Berlin was comprised of several buildings including the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics. KWI was heavily involved in genetic studies used to further the Nazi race based agenda. Furthermore, KWI funding came directly from the Rockefeller family. The Rockefellers have been big proponents of Eugenics from the beginning and continue their Eugenic studies today. The Rockefeller run Population Council funnels money into programs based upon Eugenic depopulation methods such as Planned Parenthood organizations.

Once Hitler took power and pressure began to mount against the Jewish inhabitants of Germany, Otto Warburg (a Jew) continued his studies unimpeded. Hitler's support for Otto Warburg bears a close resemblance to the treatment that Max Warburg received while he worked for the Reich. Remember that while other Jews in Germany were being singled out and imprisoned, Max and Otto Warburg operated under the Nazi banner by their own free will. Oddly enough, Otto continued to work at the KWI Institute throughout the duration of WWII. During his tenure, Otto Warburg worked along side top Nazi scientists such as the infamous Eugen Fischer whose research focused on racial hygiene, as well as Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, a big proponent of the final solution for the Jews. Otto Warburg would have been well acquainted with the ideas of racial hygiene and the Nazi plans to use such methods against the Jewish population of Germany.

The Warburgs, Hitler and Zionsim:

Zionism is basically the support of a Jewish Homeland located within the territory known historically as the Land of Israel. There are various motives behind the Zionist movement and various religious groups which support the principles of Zionism (see third temple prophecy). It just so happens that the Warburg family was involved in the Zionist movement during the early 1900's and leading up to the creation of Israel as a State in 1948. Considering that the creation of Jewish state was a direct result of WWII, many researchers believe that various Zionist groups had a motive to back Hitler as a means of driving European Jews to Israel against their will. Unfortunately, this idea may be true.

Shortly after Hitler took power, the Zionist Federation of Germany and the Nazi party came to an agreement designed to force Jews out of Germany and resettle them in Palestine. This was known as the Haavara Agreement. Although many modern Jewish organizations defend the actions of Haavara, specific measures taken to ensure forced "emigration" compliance were anti-semitic to say the least. For instance, Haavara required German Jews to sell their possessions and accumulate a minimum of 1000 pounds sterling before leaving for Israel. This money was used to purchase German exports which were sent to Palestine aboard passenger ships along with the Jews who put up the purchase money. When the ships docked in Palestine, the German goods were sold for a profit, and the arriving Jews were paid in full. However, every Jew was required to deboard in Palestine in order to receive their money back. To make a long story short, Haavara typically forced Jews to take a loss on the quick sale of their possessions, and it required that they arrive in Palestine or forfeit all money owed them. In effect, this forced Jews to go to Palestine only rather than any other country in the world. Even after the outbreak of WWII, Zionist groups like Lehi met secretly with the Nazis and promoted forced relocation to Palestine rather than seeking alternate avenues by which Jews could escape Germany. "Emigration" bottlenecks due to Haavara undoubtedly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews, if not more.

The Reichsbank was instrumental in the Haavara Agreement and Reichsmarks were used to facilitate the transfer of Jews to Palestine. Despite the atrocities committed against Jews which were witnessed by Max Warburg, he continued to facilitate Reichsbank support of the Haavara agreement for 5 years. In addition, the Warburg bank M.M. Warburg was a conduit for three quarters of all Haavara funds during Max's tenure. The bank earned interest on the holdings of Jews which was realized in the bank's upward trending balance sheet.

Interesting Warburg facts:
  1. Paul Warburg of M. M. Warburg & Co met with Rockefeller representatives and other US officials in 1910 and advised them on the creation of an American Central bank which was based on the German model. Today, Warburg's invention is called the US Federal Reserve Bank.

  2. Paul Warburg was a founding member and the first director of the Council On Foreign Relations.

  3. Paul Warburg was a trustee at the Brookings Institute where he served until 1932.

  4. Otto Warburg (cousin of Otto Heinrich Warburg mentioned above) was president of the World Zionist Organization from 1911-1921

  5. Gisela Warburg was a national board member of Hadassah, the American women's Zionist organization. During Hitler's reign she assisted with the Youth Aliah, which was responsible for resettling Jewish children in Palestine.

  6. Max Warburg served on the board of IG Farben from 1925-1938

  7. Paul Warburg served on the board of American IG (American IG Farben) from 1930-1932.

  8. Banker and Council on Foreign Relations member James Warburg appeared before a US Senate Committee in 1950 and and said the following: "We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest."

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