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Post by michalst » 22 Feb 2007 15:35

What kind of function had a landkomissar in occupied areas?

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Post by Heimatschuss » 25 Feb 2007 12:59

Hello,

the 'Landkommissar' was the head of the civilian administration of a particular county (Kreis) in the occupied territories. He had about the same tasks as a 'Landrat' in Germany. The equivalent for towns in occupied areas was the 'Stadtkommissar'.

http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/imt/tgmwc/tg ... 8-05.shtml
The text and the organisation show that the territories annexed were reorganised on the basis of German administrative concepts. At the head of each district (arrondisement) we no longer have a French sub-prefect but a Landkommissar, who has under his orders the. different offices of Finance, Labour, School Inspection, Commerce, and Health. The large towns, the chief towns of arrondissements and even of cantons, were endowed with a Stadtkommissar instead of, and replacing, the mayors and elected counsellors, who had been got rid of.


http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoire_d ... _de_France
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l'Alsace étant rattaché au IIIe Reich allemand, les maires des villages, isssus de la communauté villageoise sont nommés par le commissaire de l'arrondissement (Landkommissar des Kreises) qui est plutôt un administratif. Ceux des grandes villes, investis par le parti national-socialiste (NSDAP), sont généralement des Allemands et dépendent directement du Gauleiter ou chef du Parti pour la région d'Alsace.



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Post by michalst » 25 Feb 2007 17:36

Thanks!

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