Thursday, July 17, 2008

World War II -- Brought to You by Nestlé's Candy

The Swiss didn't just hang on to Holocaust victims' bank accounts. They used them to bankroll Hitler's war machine.


The next time you're hungry for a Nestlé's Crunch or a box of Quik, consider this: In 1933, the same year that Adolph Hitler rose to power in Germany, the food giant was helping to finance the creation of a Nazi Party in its native Switzerland. It was a political investment that paid off handsomely. During World War II, Nestlé won the contract to supply the entire Germany army with chocolate -- a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars. ...

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