Liechtenstein´s Prince Hans-Adam II is making a «mockery» of the Holocaust by saying bank secrecy in his principality had helped save many Jews during World War II.
This is a statement of Germany’s Central Council of Jews. Its slams Prince Hans-Adam II for using the Holocaust as a defense for bank secrecy laws, who is used globally to hide money for tax defaulters.
Prince Hans-Adam, 64, said in the newspaper Liechtensteiner Volksblatt that during the Nazi era Jewish families had been able to use money kept in secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein and Switzerland to buy their freedom.
He added Germany «should think about its own past» before attacking Liechtenstein and other countries for banking policies that Berlin says encourage tax dodging.
Source: The Israeli daily «Haaretz».
It might be possible that some Jews between the two World Wars was hiding money in secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Some of them might have withdrawn their money in time, and fled to America. But to the Jewish account holders who perished in Nazi gas chambers in Germany and Poland, what happened to their money?
Have Liechtenstein and Switzerland given us the names of all such account holders, and returned the money to their Jewish families?
To use this kind of bank accounts of Jews to defend the people who have stolen money from their native countries, and hidden the cash in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, is outrageous.
India might be the best example of such full daylight robbery. While 500 million Indians are living in endless poverty, an elite of less than 100.000 Indians have hidden more than 1,5 trillion US Dollar in their secret bank accounts in Switzerland. The prince of Liechtenstein uses Jews who survived the Holocaust as an excuse to defend tax defaulting criminals, becoming a part of the bank crime him self.