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The US Senate accused Credit Suisse of servicing the accounts of the Nazis.

The US Senate accused Credit Suisse of servicing the accounts of the Nazis.

The U.S. Senate Budget Committee has published data on the servicing of high-ranking Nazi officials’ accounts by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse until 2020.

“Credit Suisse appeared to maintain accounts, the vast majority of which were previously undisclosed, of at least 99 individuals who were either high-ranking Nazi officials in Germany or members of Nazi-linked groups in Argentina,” the website of Senate Committee said.


Seventy accounts, believed to be linked to Nazi fugitives in Argentina, have reportedly been opened at the bank since 1945, and at least 14 have remained open this century, with some as late as 2020.


One of the identified accounts belonged to a Nazi commander convicted during the Nuremberg Trials, one to an SS commander also convicted, the report said. “The account of the convicted commander remained open until 2002,” the report says.

The committee received these data on the agenda as part of a bipartisan investigation, the report said. For the first time, the Semyon Wiesenthal Center organization published information about the bank’s servicing of accounts of famous Nazis in 2020, Credit Suisse voluntarily agreed to conduct an investigation, the report said. The US Senate Committee intends to continue monitoring the situation, lawmakers say.