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.
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