Bundesbank reckons with predecessor’s past

German central bank publishes report showing Reichsbank was integral to the Nazi era

Deutsche Bundesbank
The Deutsche Bundesbank
Sebastian Weindel

The Deutsche Bundesbank will soon publish a multi-volume publication about the Reichsbank and its role during the Nazi period. 

“The Bundesbank itself has looked to reflect critically on the past,” Bundesbank president Joachim Nagel said at a press conference on March 15.

“What has been lacking so far, though, is a big picture of German central bank policy before, during and after World War II,” Nagel said. “That’s a picture we now have.”

In 2017, the bank commissioned the two researchers, Magnus

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