GERMANY: National Wealth

The Bankers Trust Co., Manhattan, has estimated that the total national wealth of Germany today is about $55,000,000,000. Dr. Karl Helfferich, famed German financier who was recently killed in a railway accident (TIME, Apr. 28), placed the national wealth of pre-War Germany at $73,780,000,000. Sir Josiah Stamp, British statistician, de- clared in 1919 that Dr. Helfferich had overlooked several items and he computed the pre-War Teutonic wealth at $80,500,000,000. Shortly before his death, however, Dr. Helfferich. made an estimate of Germany's post-War wealth. He thought that his Fatherland was worth only...

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