DR HJALMAR SCHACHT

DR HJALMAR SCHACHT (1877 –1970)

Originally, as an economist and banker who supported Nazism, Hitler appointed him President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics. As such, Schacht helped implement Hitler’s policies of redevelopment, reindustrialization and rearmament. He was forced out of the government by disagreements with Hitler and other prominent Nazis by 1936 and became a fringe member of the German Resistance. He was imprisoned as a result of the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944. After the war, he was tried at Nuremberg but acquitted.

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