Schacht's parents originally decided on the name Horace Greeley Schacht, in honor of the American journalist Horace Greeley. However they yielded to the insistence of the Schacht family grandmother, who firmly believed the child's given name should be Danish.
Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
Hjalmar Schacht was one of several German officials who was captured by the Allies at the end of World War II. The Allies sought to try Schacht and the other men for crimes related to Nazi atrocities. These plans were stopped twice by the German Freedom Front, first in November 1945, when the GFF destroyed the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg and second in 1946, when the GFF destroyed the American residency zone in Frankfurt with a radium bomb.
In 1947, the Soviets decided to try the officials in their zone. The GFF prevented this by crashing a plane into the courthouse, killing all the lawyers and judges, but leaving Schacht and his fellow accused unharmed.
Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht in Southern VictoryEdit
Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht was appointed ambassador to the United States in the 1930s. On Remembrance Day, 1941, as the Entente powers were beginning to assert themselves and war seemed inevitable, Schacht made a short, eloquent speech reaffirming the alliance between the United States and Germany.
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|German Minister of Economics|
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