Hjalmar Schacht is released from the court, IMT, Nuremberg Germany, 1945-1946


Nuremberg (Germany)--history, Nazis--Germany--history--20th Century, Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals 1945-1946, Hjalmar Schacht, Dr. Rudolf Dix, Dr. Herbert Kraus, Dr. Gustav Steinbauer,


Hjalmar Schacht is released from the court at the end of the trial. Schacht (sitting in center) was a German economist, banker, liberal politician, and co-founder of the German Democratic Party. He became a supporter of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, and served in Hitler's government as President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics. Schacht was forced out of the government by disagreements with Hitler and other prominent Nazis by 1936, and had no role during World War II. He became a fringe member of the German Resistance to Hitler and was imprisoned by the Nazis at Dachau. After the war, he was tried at Nuremberg but was acquitted. He is pictured with his counsel, Dr. Gustav Steinbauer (standing with pipe), Dr. Rudolf Dix (sitting next to Schacht) and Professor Dr. Herbert Kraus (in back).


20th Century, Nuremberg Germany, 1945-1946


The Robert H. Jackson Center


Ray D'Addario, U.S. Army Pictorial Service, World War II


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