William Vocke

William Vocke (* 9. February 1886 in Aufhausen; † 9. September 1973 in Frankfurt/Main) was a German financial specialist and banker.

1919 to 1939 it was member in the board of directors of the German realm Reich; after a letter at Adolf Hitler of 7. January 1939, in which it had referred together with other realm bank managers to the exhaustion of the cash reserves and the danger of an inflation, became Vocke at the 1. February of the same yearly of Hitler from its office dismisses.

In the context of the Nürnberger of processes it was heard as a witness of the defense to Hjalmar pit, which was of 1924 and then again of 1933 at realm bank president and thus superior of Vocke (process minutes: [1] FF.).

Of 20. May 1948 to 31. December 1957 was Vocke president in the board of directors of the bank of German countries. As at the 1. August 1957 the German Federal Bank their activity took up, became it a first president of the institution. It was considered as strict advocates of a stable currency and arranged also economic situation-politically unpopular measures like repeated increase discount - and the bank rate for collateral loans.


it gives a law, general truth. If one works efficiently and is industrious and still in addition economically, then it must bring it to something. A condition is however a healthy money, a stable currency.

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