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Secret papers

Sweden Gave Hitler Credit in 1941

Published måndag 16 februari 2009 kl 12.29
Ernst Wigforss

Newly discovered documents in the Swedish ministry of Finance reveal that that this neutral Nordic nation gave Nazi Germany large-scale bank credits in April 1941 - giving the Hitler regime assistance in financing its war efforts.

This came at the same time that more and more Swedish politicians were openly criticizing the Nazi regime.

The letter of credits was approved by the Minister of Finance ERnst Wigforss but was never officially registered - contrary to procedures – and the Swedish Foreign Ministry made no notes of the affair.

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