Bronze bust of Foreign Minister of Germany Ulrich von Ribbentrop
Bronze bust of Foreign Minister of Germany Ulrich von Ribbentrop. Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim Freiherr von Ribbentrop (30 April 1893 – 16 October 1946), more commonly known as Joachim von Ribbentrop, was Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945.
Before World War II, he played a key role in brokering the Pact of Steel (an alliance with Fascist Italy) and the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact (the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact). He favored retaining good relations with the Soviets and opposed the invasion of the Soviet Union. In the autumn of 1941, due to American aid to Britain and the increasingly frequent "incidents" in the North Atlantic between U-boats and American warships guarding convoys to Britain, Ribbentrop worked for the failure of the Japanese-American talks in Washington and for Japan to attack the United States. He did his utmost to support a declaration of war on the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. From 1941 onwards, Ribbentrop's influence declined.
Height - 17 cm (6'6 inches).