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Bernard Bernstein

Born: Nov 30, 1908

Death: Feb 6, 1990

Birthplace: New York

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Bernard Bernstein

Date of Birth : Nov 30, 1908
Date of Death : Feb 6, 1990
Birth Place : New York

Bernard Bernstein was an American economist and public official. As a U.S. Army colonel, he served as a financial adviser to General Eisenhower in World War II, and after the war was on the Control Commission for Germany, but was removed when the Morgenthau Plan, with which he was associated, was not adopted. Additionally, he held multiple offices concurrently. From 1933 until 1948, he was an Attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department. From 1942 through 1943, he was a Financial Adviser, North African Economic Control Board. From 1944 through 1945, he was Director, Finance Division and Director of the Division of Investigation of Cartels and External Assets, U.S. Group Control Commission for Germany. From 1942 through 1945, he acted as Financial Adviser to Gen. Eisenhower for Civil Affairs and Military Government, European Theater of Operations and MTO. In 1945 he was in charge of producing a paper that documented the culpability of I.G. Farben for its part in the Holocaust and German militarism. He so testified before the U.S. Congress. After returning to civilian life, he served as a legal counsel to the American Jewish Conference.


  • Lawyer
  • Economist
  • Military Officer
  • Financial adviser
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