Karl Blessing – the Bundesbank is having legacy from the Nazi period processed | EUROtoday

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IIn October 1965, the headquarters of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt have been coping with a matter that was really far faraway from the duties of a central financial institution: the upcoming visitor efficiency of the Munich Laughing and Shooting Society in Frankfurt. But the Bundesbank press chief on the time, Viktor von der Lippe, noticed imminent hazard. Dieter Hildebrandt's theater group was the spearhead of German political cabaret within the Nineteen Sixties – and in this system that they wished to carry out in Frankfurt, in addition they took intention on the then Bundesbank President Karl Blessing.

Marcus Theurer

Editor within the financial system of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

Blessing was a extremely revered man in post-war Germany. The central banker was revered because the guardian of the German mark. The cabaret artists, nonetheless, had one thing extra explosive in thoughts. In a scene on their program they made enjoyable of his involvement within the Nazi period. It was about Blessing's membership within the “Freundeskreis Reichsführer SS”, a gaggle of enterprise supporters of Heinrich Himmler.