Hjalmar Schacht was Hitler’s banker between the years 1933 and 1939. He was also the Reichsminister of Economics between 1934 and 1937, playing a central role in financing the Third Reich’s rearmament programme in the build up to war.
Schacht also helped set up the Bank of International Settlements (the BIS) in 1930. So why did Hitler hire him? And why did Hitler fire him? Let’s find out.