The Banality of Evil: Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893-1946) was Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945 (April 1938). A businessman, many thought him superficial and lacking in talent. He was appointed as Ambassador to Britain in 1936, and Foreign Minister in February 1938. He was tried at Nuremberg and convicted of war crimes for his role in starting World War II and enabling the Holocaust. On October 16, 1946 he became the first of those sentenced to death to be hanged.
Joachim von Ribbentrop holds the hands of future famous German model Veruschka. A little later she will lose her father, Heinrich Graf von Lehndorff-Steinort. He was executed for his participation in 20 July plot.