Seyss-Inquart government

The Seyss-Inquart Government (also called the Anschluss government) was the last federal government of Austria before the annexation of Austria into the German Reich, and existed only from 11 to 13 March 1938.

Seyss-Inquart government
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28th Cabinet of Austria
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Date formed11 March 1938 (1938-03-11)
Date dissolved13 March 1938 (1938-03-13)
People and organisations
Appointed byWilhelm Miklas
ChancellorArthur Seyss-Inquart
Member partyNazi Party
History
Election(s)None
PredecessorSchuschnigg IV
SuccessorRenner IV (1945)

BackgroundEdit

Between 23:00 and 24:00 on 11 March, President Wilhelm Miklas appointed Seyss-Inquart Chancellor.[1] At 1:30 on 12 March, Hugo Jury announced the new government from the balcony of the Federal Chancellery.[2]

CompositionEdit

The composition of the government were as such:[2]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office
Federal Chancellery
Chancellor & acting Minister of National DefenceArthur Seyss-Inquart11 March 193813 March 1938
State Secretary to the Chancellor of Public SecurityErnst Kaltenbrunner11 March 193813 March 1938
State Secretary to the Chancellor of Formation of Political WillHubert Klausner11 March 193813 March 1938
Vice-ChancellorEdmund Glaise-Horstenau11 March 193813 March 1938
Ministers
Minister of JusticeFranz Hueber [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of FinanceRudolf Neumayer [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Agriculture and ForestryAnton Reinthaller11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Trade and TransportHans Fischböck11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Social AffairsHugo Jury11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of EducationOswald Menghin11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Foreign AffairsWilhelm Wolf [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
State Secretaries
State Secretary of Security ForcesMichael Skubl [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
State SecretaryFriedrich Wimmer [de][3]13 March 193813 March 1938
State SecretaryMaximilian de Angelis[3]13 March 193813 March 1938

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Gulick 1948, pp. 1851–1852.
  2. ^ a b Gulick 1948, p. 1852.
  3. ^ a b Editors 1938, p. 2.

BibliographyEdit

  • Gulick, Charles A. (1948). Austria; From Habsburg to Hitler. California: University of California Press. ASIN B002C0SU9Y. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  • Editors (14 March 1938). "Veränderungen in der Bundesregierung" (in German). Austrian National Library. Wiener Zeitung. p. 2. Retrieved 26 May 2019.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)