Anchorage Daily News


July 22, 1997

Page A-5

Vatican held Nazi plunder

WASHINGTONŃ The Vatican held for safekeeping about 200 million Swiss francs plundered from Serbs and Jews by the Nazi puppet government of Croatia after World War II, according to a newly declassified U.S. document.

The document, uncovered by researchers for an A&E Television documentary, is an internal Treasury Department memo kept secret for 50 years, along with other documents related to the handling of Nazi wealth after the war. The latest discovery is the first credible evidence of Vatican involvement in the Nazi gold controversy.