The Family - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Kitty Kelley
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This chapter explores the activities of the Bush family during World War II. The first pressing concern is the amount of business done between Prescott Bush and his father in-law Bert Walker and the Nazi government of Germany. The investment bank they own and manage has early ties with companies taken over by the Nazi government. One of these is a Polish mining company that is nationalized by the Nazi government after the invasion of Poland. The investment firm does not withdraw its support or ties to the company, though it is against US law to invest in Nazi-controlled businesses. The second connection is through a bank, supposedly operated by a Dutch man, but really one of the top bankrolling operations of the Nazi government. The US government personally accused Prescott Bush and Bert Walker of collaborating with the Nazis financially, though personal friends insist...

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