Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-11-21
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Hjalmar Schacht; Hitler
9 July 1945; 1933 to 1937
In this affidavit, Edmund Tilley attests that Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, former President of the Reichsbank and former Minister of Economics, told him that he, Schacht, had formed the impression (from conversations occurring between 1933 and 1937) that Hitler believed he needed to present the German people with a military victory in order to solidify his hold on power. This document is marked "Copy" at the top of the page, yet appears to be a typewritten original.