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Hjalmar Schacht

My First Seventy-Six Year: The Autobiography of Hjalmar Schacht

Published: Allen Wingate, London, 1955

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8vo (22 x 14.3 x 4.8cm) vii + 552pp. Original hardcover binding with dust jacket. Gilt lettering to spine. With frontispiece and 29 monochrome plates. Collated and complete.


Hjalmar Schacht (22 January 1877– 3 June 1970) was a German economist, banker, centre-right politician, and co-founder in 1918 of the German Democratic Party. He served as the Currency Commissioner and President of the Reichsbank under the Weimar Republic. He was a fierce critic of his country's post-World War I reparation obligations. He served in Adolf Hitler's government as President of the National Bank (Reichsbank) 1933–1939 and became Minister of Economics (August 1934 – November 1937). Schacht was tried at Nuremberg, but was fully acquitted over Soviet objections; later on, a German denazification tribunal sentenced him to eight years' hard labor, which was also overturned on appeal. In 1955, he founded a private banking house in Düsseldorf. He also advised developing countries on economic development. Source:

From the estate of the late Frikkie Oosthuizen, who presented the classical music programme 'U Eie Keuse' on Afrikaans radio.


Condition: Dust jacket in fair condition. With rubbing, chips and small closed tears to the edges, and small mark to the spine. Spine has some sunning. Some adhesive tape repairs to the inside of the dust jacket. Book in very good condition. Small mark in correction fluid to spine, and slight shelfwear to top and tail of spine. Previous owner's bookplate fixed to front pastedown, and old stamp to the front free endpaper. Slight browning to the free endpapers. Text and plates are clean and clear. A well bound copy.


  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo (22 x 14.3 x 4.8cm)
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