German economist Hjalmar Schacht at the Presidential Palace - Damascus, 9 January 1952

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Image Source: Abdullah al-Khani Library

Hjalmar Schacht was President of the Reichsbank in 1923-1931 and again in 1933-1939, and Minister of Economics under Adolf Hitler in 1934-1937. Standing next to him is Director of Protocol at the Syrian Presidency, Abdullah al-Khani.