Portrait of Reichswirtschaftsminister Walther Funk

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Portrait of Reichswirtschaftsminister Walther Funk
Portrait of Reichswirtschaftsminister Walther Funk

Record Type: Photograph

Photograph #: 45279

Caption: Portrait of Reichswirtschaftsminister Walther Funk.

One of a collection of portraits included in a 1939 calendar of Nazi officials.

Biography: Walther Funk (1890-1960) was Minister of Economics in the Hitler government. He also replaced Dr. Hjalmar Schacht as President of the Reichsbank in a move to bring the bank under control of the Nazi Party. Funk played an early role in driving German Jews from the economy and took part in the confiscation of valuables and financial assets of Holocaust victims. Brought to trial as a defendant in the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Funk was found guilty on three counts and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released 1957 due to poor health.

Date: 1939

Locale: Germany

Photo Designation: NAZI OFFICIALS/PERSONALITIES OF THE THIRD REICH -- Gauleiter Calendar Portraits

Keyword: CALENDARS, CLOSE-UPS, FUNK, WALTHER, NAZI OFFICIALS

Photo Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Provenance: Geoffrey Giles

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Geoffrey Giles 

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