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Wal·ther [vahl-tuhr], /ˈvɑl tər/, 1867–1922, German industrialist, writer, and statesman.



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  • But with characteristic insight, Mr. Rathenau here placed his finger on the great merit that has often been forgotten.

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  • Walther Rathenau has dealt with this question in several of his recent pamphlets, which are not before me at the moment.

  • Few men are more respected there, and few have more influence than such men as Ballin and Rathenau and others.

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/ (German ˈraːtənau) /


Walther (ˈvaltər). 1867–1922, German industrialist and statesman: he organized the German war industries during World War I, became minister of reconstruction (1921) and of foreign affairs (1922), and was largely responsible for the treaty of Rapallo with Russia. His assassination by right-wing extremists caused a furore
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