Swiss Banks

GUESTS: Isabel Vincent Author, "Hitler's Silent Partners: Swiss Banks, Nazi Gold, and the Pursuit of Justice" [William Morrow, 1997] Journalist, Toronto Globe and Mail Sergio Karas Lawyer, Karas and Associates (represents families seeking restitution of their assets from Swiss banks) There's international pressure on Swiss banks to return money that may have been deposited by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. Over 65 hundred claims have been filed since Swiss banks first published the names on dormant Nazi-era bank accounts — so far only five people have been reimbursed. Ray Suarez and guests discuss ways to speed up pay-outs of Jewish assets and the role of Swiss banks during the Holocaust .... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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