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"Minister of the Interior"

Postby G-man on 28 Jul 2003 18:01

Hi all.

Sorry if this has been discussed before - I'm quite new in this forum.

What did the job of "Minister of the Interior" entail?

What extra powers/authority did it provide its holder?

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Postby nondescript handle on 28 Jul 2003 18:51

Its pretty much the same job as the "Sec. of State for the Home Office" in the United Kingdom. So authority over the law enforcement agencies was a central point for the nazis.

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Re: "Minister of the Interior"

Postby Glenn A. Steinberg on 29 Jul 2003 06:02

G-man wrote:Hi all.

Sorry if this has been discussed before - I'm quite new in this forum.

What did the job of "Minister of the Interior" entail?

What extra powers/authority did it provide its holder?

Thanks


The Minister of the Interior controlled domestic administration in Germany - police, administrative civil servants, domestic policy, etc.
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Postby Lord Gort on 29 Jul 2003 12:48

In the context of Hitlers Germany it meant the key post of heading the repression.


Heinrich Himmler was the most notable occupant of this office.



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Postby nondescript handle on 29 Jul 2003 13:49

In the Third Reich were only two Ministers of interior:

1933-1943 Dr. Wilhelm Frick
1943-1945 Heinrich Himmler

But since 1936 Himmler was the head of the german police. On paper the chain of command still was Hitler-Frick-Himmler, but de facto Himmler received his orders directly from Hitler.
Frick was a lawyer and was quite busy to provide laws to cover the actions of the nazil-regime. (In)Famous products from Frick:
"Gesetz zur Gleichschaltung der Länder mit dem Reich" - dissolution of the states
"Staatsnotwehrgesetz" - legalising the "night of the long knives"
"Reichsbürgergesetz" - making Jews 2nd class citizens
and many more.

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Postby Helly Angel on 30 Jul 2003 03:31

Yes, in Venezuela is called "Ministro de Relaciones Interiores" and is very important... well not in this Goverment hehehe Sorry!

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