Reichsstatthalter und Reichskomissare

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Reichsstatthalter und Reichskomissare

Post by Ezboard » 29 Sep 2002 13:04

Peter Harkacsi
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(9/20/00 3:34:52 pm)
Reply Reichsstatthalter und Reichskomissare
Doe somebody know something about the personalities who were Reichsstatthalter and Reichskomissare of Ukraine, Ostland, Moscow and Kaukasus? I meant, who were they and in which time they "ruled" in these areas? (it is enough if you write me the Reichsstatthalter who were not Gauleiter of an other Gau at the same time, but i don't know nothing about the Reichskomissare)
Thanks in advance
Best regards

Peter Harkacsi

Glenn Steinberg
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(9/20/00 10:28:47 pm)
Reply Re: Reichsstatthalter und Reichskomissare
You need to find

Dallin, Alexander. German Rule in Russia 1941-1945: A Study of Occupation Policies. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1981.

Peter J Hertel
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(9/21/00 5:44:29 pm)
Reply Reichsstatthalters
This is just a quick synopsis of the eastern Reichskommissariats. There were only two out the four proposed Reichskommissariats formed in 1941. Reichskommissariat Ostland was formed more or less to the proposed boundaries, whereas Reichskommisarriat Ukraine was never fully formed to the prosposed boundaries set out by Alfred Rosenburg's Ostministrium. Here are the four Reichskommissariats:
1) Reichskommissariat Ostland in Riga — Hinrich Lohse (1941 - 1944).
2) Reichskommissariat Ukraine in Rovno — Erich Koch (1941 - 1943) successor SS-Ogruf. Curt Gottberg(1943 - to the end of the war).

The two projected Reichskommissariat, which never came to be formed are:

3) Reichkommisariat Kaukasus in Tiflis — Arno Schickedanz.
4) Reichskommussariat Muscovy in Moscow — Siegfried Kasche.

In answer, to your other question about the Reichsstatthalter and Gauleiters, according to a British military intelligence publication; Handbook Germany, they say that in April 1933, Reichsstatthalter were appointed for various Länder to act as representatives of the Reich government. According to the Reichsstatthaltergesetz of January 30, 1935, the Reichsstatthalter are nominated and dismissed by Hitler, and have to see that the lines of policy laid down by him are observed. Hitler nominates and dismisses the members of government of the Land at the suggestion of the Reichsstathalter, and can entrust him with the leadership of the government.

In Prussia, Hitler himself is the Reichsstatthalter, but he has transferred the exercise of this right to Göring, the Prime Minister of Prussia. For the twenty-six divisions listed below, there are twenty-three Reichstatthalter, as the six smallest Länder are paired together under three Reichstatthalter (Oldenburg with Bremen, Brunswick witth Anhalt and Lippe with Sachaumburg-Lippe). In Saxony, Hesse, Hamburg, Anhalt and Lippe, the Reichsstatthalter has been entrusted with the leadership of the government. All the Reichsstatthalter are Party Gauleiter, except von EPP, who is also a high dignitary of the Party.


1) Prussia
2) Bavaria
3) Saxony
4) Württmberg
5) Baden
6) Thüringen
7) Hesse
8) Mecklenburg
9) Oldenburg
10) Brunswick
11) Anhalt
12) Lippe
14) Bremen
15) Hansestadt Hamburg


16) Reichsgau "Westmark"
17) Reichsgau Vienna
18) Reichsgau Carinthia (Kärnten)
19) Reichsgau "Niededonau"
20) Reichsgau "Oberdonau"
21) Reichsgau Salzburg
22) Reichsgau Styria (Steiermark)
23) Reichsgau Tirol-Vorarlberg
24) Reichsgau"Sudetenland"
25) Reichsgau Danzig-West-Preussen
26) Reichsgau "Wartheland"

For the names and biographies of the Reichsstatthalters, go to website


Peter J. Hertel

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