Disinfo: France and Britain gained financially from the concentration camps

Summary

The Polish penitentiary system was financed through the “People’s Bank for National Economy” (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, BGK). A part of the resources used for this was financed by loans from Anglo-French partners through the British and Polish Trade Bank A.G. These financiers were the main beneficiaries from the exploitation of the inmates of the Polish camps. After Wehrmacht’s capturing of Poland in September 1939, the BGK became the property of the Third Reich. The bank continued its operations, connected to the concentration camps. The British and Polish Trade Bank A.G was also not discontinued. All Polish shareholders were replaced by Germans, but the French and British – remained. It’s not hard to draw conclusions on who gained from the profits of the concentration camps on Polish territories.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Poland
  • Keywords: Holocaust, Historical revisionism, WWII
  • Outlet: REN-TV News Front
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