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Economist Gottfried Feder, whose lecture in 1919 drew Adolph Hitler into the Nazi party: "The sham state of today, oppressing the working classes and protecting the pirated gains of bankers and stock exchange speculators, is the area for reckless private enrichment and for the lowest political profiteering; it gives no thought to its people, and provides no high moral bond of union."

Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht (22 Jan 1877 – 3 June 1970). German banker, liberal 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 became a supporter of Hitler and the Nazi Party, and served in Hitler's government as President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics. He played a key role in implementing the policies attributed to Hitler.