Günter Reimann

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Günter Reimann (November 13, 1904 – February 5, 2005) was an expert on finance and currencies as founder & editor of International Reports, a New York based weekly publication he sold to the London Financial Times in 1983. Prior to World War II, he was a member of the Communist Party of Germany and at the forefront of the underground resistance to Adolf Hitler within Nazi Germany.

Reimann was born Hans Steinicke in Angermünde, German Empire. After fleeing Germany for London, he wrote The Vampire Economy: Doing Business Under Fascism, published in 1939. In that treatise, Reimann documented how the oppressive rule of the Nazis crushed the autonomy of the private sector through severe regulations and the threat of confiscatory fines for petty offences. As an economist, he later founded the "International Reports on Finance and Currencies" financial newsletter in 1947. He also authored Patents for Hitler in 1942.

After his migration to the United States, he lived in New York City, where he met Miriam Weber, a socialist activist, with whom who he later married and fathered two children, before the two divorced. Thereafter, he married Jutta Ruesch, a German citizen, and they subsequently had two children.

Reimann later moved to Manhasset, Long Island, New York. In 2004, Reimann was awarded Germany's Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit, the nation's highest civilian award.

Reimann is survived by his wife Jutta, his four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Writings[edit]