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Die Staatsverwaltung des Protektorats Böhmen und Mähren (1939-1945). Ein Grundüberblick und die Entwicklungstendenzen

Title in English Public Administration of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1939–1945). Overview and Developmental Trends


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Beiträge zur Rechtsgeschichte Österreichs (Österreichisch-Tschechoslowakische Rechtsbeziehungen 1900-1950)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

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Keywords Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia; The Third Reich; public administration; Reich administration; autonomous administration; German judiciary
Description During the era of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, it is essential to distinguish between the Reich (German)administration and the autonomous (Czech) administration. The Protectorate was afforded a degree of autonomy by a decree of the Führer from 16th March 1939, however this autonomy was eroded by the Nazis over time. Most of the governmental bodies of the autonomous administration were retained from the era of the Second Czechoslovak Republic.The Parliament was however abolished. The autonomous administration was headed by State President Dr. EmilHácha and the Protectorate government. Several new administrative bodies were formed, such as labour offices, a land law office or a supreme price administration office. At the head of the occupational (German) administration was the Reich Protector. At a local level, it was represented by Oberlandräte (High Land Councils). German judiciary and security organs were also established in the Protectorate.

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