Foreign News: Sterile Gold

Last week the Allies took steps to make Germany's gold as useless as possible.

German gold, including upward of $1 billion stolen from occupied countries, pays for espionage and sabotage, electrical equipment from Switzerland, fine steel from Sweden, cork from Portugal, rare metals such as Spam's wolfram (see p. 17). It could also buy a haven for Nazi bigwigs when & if they try to flee from defeated Germany. To stop such traffic, the Allies have done what they could to make Nazi gold not only worthless but an actual liability to those...