Note on gold shipments and gold exchanges organised by the Bank for International Settlements, 1st June 1938 - 31st May 1945

September 1997


At the London Conference on Nazi Gold, organised by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 2nd-4th December 1997, it was decided to compile an International Guide to archival sources on Nazi gold and related issues. At a planning seminar for the Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets, held in Washington on 29th June 1998, the proposal was adopted that each contribution to the International Guide should be published electronically on national or institutional Web sites. In conformity with this proposal, the Bank for International Settlements has prepared the present finding aid to sources in the BIS Historical Archive on the Bank's wartime activities in general and on the Nazi gold issue in particular. For more information, please refer to the central Web site linking all sites participating in the International Guide under