Mark Costa wrote:Igor:
the NSDAP Legal Office was being slowly downsized year after year from 1934 onwards. By the time Frank was dismissed from the Reichsleitung his office was almost completely depleted of people and a purpose. Hence no need to keep staff nor for that matter, no need to even worry about the department any longer. It simply vanished like the Colonial Office did a year later in 1943. The Party Chancellery simply took over any duties (of which there was practically NONE) whenever a need arose -- which they never did.
The Municipal Office under Fiehler, the Censorship Office under Bouhler are other examples where the offices were little more than a handful of staff doing nothing. But it was nice way to keep both Fiehler and Bouhler into Reichsleiter uniforms. No power, no office, no duties --- no threat to Bormann-- but Hitler's old cronies keep their nice uniforms, title and self respect -- but little else.
Perhaps, you're right. Even the NSRB as an organization was suspended in March 1943. In any case, even theoretically the Head should be. It is not important, whether this is a high-grade office, or only a beautiful signboard. I think, that here not so simple at all.