The London Conference on Nazi Gold

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The London Conference on Nazi Gold

The London Conference on Nazi Gold 2nd -4th December 1997

The London Conference on Nazi Gold was an international conference held in London in December 1997. Representatives of 41 nations participated in the Conference, including France, the United Kingdom, the United States, the three countries from the World War Two Allies that fought Nazi Germany and the Axis powers that oversaw the post-War disposition of Nazi gold.

The Conference addressed the disposition the remaining reserves of recovered Nazi gold held by the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold, a.k.a. the Tripartite Gold Commission. Nazi Germany looted approximately US$580 million of gold from the central banks of 15 countries (equivalent to approximately $7.62 billion in today's funds).

I was invited to attend this event as the sole Independent Official British Observer.
I was also the only Official British Observer to contribute a paper for inclusion in the official proceedings of the conference which were subsequently printed by the British Government in a single volume entitled ‘Nazi Gold’ and published by HMSO in 1998.
Copies can be obtained from here: