Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-10-17
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 48 / Hjalmar Schacht
48.04 (Schacht interrogation, 17 Oct. 1945) IDS
Hitler; Wohltat; Worbs; Dr. Bade; Hülse; Goering; Ribbentrop; Funk; Waldecker; Ambassador Bullitt; Bormann; Himmler; Chamberlain; Fritsch; Blomberg; Montague Norman; Lord Birsted; Mr. Rublee
April 1936; November 1937; March 1938; October 1938; December 1938; January 1939
This document summarizes an interrogation of Hjalmar Schacht. It reiterates testimony provided by Schacht in previous interrogations and offers additional detail of Schacht's appraisals of Hitler's motives and intentions. Most notably, this summary notes Schacht's participation in the discriminatory policies against the Jews and his unwillingness to break with Hitler despite having personal objections to the Nurnberg Laws. According to this document, Schacht's motives were neither anti-Semitism nor Nazism's "Master Race" doctrine, but a desire to retain power and to reap economic advantages at the expense of Germany's Jews. This document is a typewritten copy of poor quality on fairly stable paper.