Goebbels' cabinet

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The Goebbels cabinet was designated by Adolf Hitler in his political will as the successor to the Hitler cabinet . Apart from the fact that Hitler was not constitutionally entitled to such a right , after his suicide on April 30, 1945, the German Reich was already largely occupied by the Allies, so that this cabinet could no longer have any political effect. In addition, the by Hitler committed Chancellor certain Joseph Goebbels suicide already on 1 May 1945 as well.

On May 2, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz , appointed by Hitler as Reich President , commissioned the Reich Minister of Finance, Count Schwerin von Krosigk, to head a governing government , the Schwerin von Krosigk cabinet , which, however, also had little political power.

Composition of the Goebbels cabinet

Goebbels Cabinet
April 30 to May 1, 1945
Office minister Political party
Chancellor Joseph Goebbels NSDAP
Political party Martin Bormann NSDAP
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arthur Seyss-Inquart NSDAP
Interior Paul Giesler NSDAP
Finances Johann Ludwig Graf Schwerin von Krosigk NSDAP
economy Walther Funk NSDAP
Food and Agriculture Herbert Backe NSDAP
Judiciary Otto Georg Thierack NSDAP
job Theo Hupfauer NSDAP
armor Karl Saur NSDAP
Commander in Chief of the Army Ferdinand Schörner NSDAP
Commander in Chief of the Navy Karl Doenitz NSDAP
Commander in Chief of the Air Force Robert Ritter von Greim NSDAP
Reichsführer SS and chief of the German police Karl Hanke NSDAP
Science, education and popular education Gustav Adolf Scheel NSDAP
Public enlightenment and propaganda Werner Naumann NSDAP
Head of the German Labor Front Robert Ley NSDAP

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