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September 6, 1996
Web posted at: 11:30 p.m. EDT

Hitler may have had Swiss bank account


ZURICH, Switzerland (CNN) -- The Jewish Chronicle said Friday that Adolf Hitler may have kept royalties from his book "Mein Kampf" in a Swiss bank account.

The newspaper says it learned from declassified U.S. intelligence documents that Max Amman, publisher of "Mein Kampf," deposited funds on behalf of Hitler in the Bern branch of the Union Bank of Switzerland, the country's largest bank.

The bank said the allegations may be true, but it cannot confirm or deny there was an account because it no longer had documents from the time. However, a bank spokesman said, Swiss authorities froze all German accounts in Switzerland after the war, and turned any money they found in accounts of senior Nazis over to the Allies.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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