Washington DC. Hardcover. Three items pertaining to investigations into assets and business interests of the Nazi party at the end of World War II, including:
I. FIRST ITEM: A PRIVATE BINDER of confidential reports and memoranda submitted by Alexander Sacks pertaining to 5 different topics:
1. A cover memorandum addressed to J. Edgar Hoover, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (dated March 21, 1946) and a Department of Justice Antitrust Division, confidential memorandum on the subject of an investigation into the fixing of interest rates by the 'National Sales Finance Plan', which was a syndicate of US commercial banks organized to engage in installment financing of consumer goods (carbon copy), 60pp; with an apparently unrelated memorandum prepared by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, marked 'Restricted", titled 'France, Money and Banking, Addendum I -- September 1944, with a subtitle "Nazi Economic Exploitation of France", 21pp.
2. A Department of Justice War Division Economic Warfare Section report "On the Organization and Activities of the Quebracho Industry", dated September 10, 1943; quebracho extract is a leather tanning agent which was essential during the war for the tanning of leather goods for the armed forces; 32pp
3. A confidential report from the Economic Warfare Section titled "Report on "Voici" - a U. S. - French Publication, dated May 25, 1943; Voici was a French publication serving "as a rallying point in the United States for persons of pro-Vichy sentiment"; 11pp
4. A confidential memorandum titled "The Proposed Dutch Government Loan", dated September 28, 1944, concerning a one million dollar line of credit to be made available for the purchase of commodities and machinery needed for post war reconstruction of Holland; 5pp.
5. Office Memorandum by Oliver Sacks titled "Some Aspects of the German Problem", dated October 7, 1946. Sacks discusses ongoing efforts to assure that Germany cannot reemerge as an aggressor, provides a list of "protective measures", discusses significant obstacles to the success of the endeavor, and concludes with the concern that we may "find that we have not won a victory but have been lured into a truce with an enemy which may again try to take our measure"; 10pp. The other two items in this collection are: a volume titled "Elimination of German Resources for War, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Military Affairs, United States Senate, Seventy Ninth Congress, First Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 107 (78th Congress) and S. Res. 146 (79th Congress) Authorizing a Study of War Mobilization Problems, Parts 1 through 11; and a volume in paper wraps titled 'Military Government Guide, Dissolution of the Nazi Party and its Affiliated Organizations, De-Nazification of Important Business Concerns in Germany, War Department, March 1945 (War Dept Pamphlet No 31-110A). First item: Private binder repaired with black tape at front board; internally, very good.
II. SECOND ITEM: 'Elimination of German Resources..' 8vo, 1627pp. Plum cloth with leather label at spine "Alexander Sacks"; covers slt rubbed, internally newspaper articles loosely inserted.
III. THIRD ITEM: 'The War Department Pamphlet No. 31-110A': Slim 8vo, 193pp. Off white paper wraps, title in black at front cover, no title at green cloth spine. Covers slt dusty, ruffled, signs of tape repair to green spine; internally very good. Very good overall. Item #16068