Reichserziehungsministerium

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The Reichserziehungsministerium (Acronym: REM; translation: Reich Ministry of Education.) was officially known as the Reichsministerium für Wissenschaft, Erziehung und Volksbildung (Reich Ministry of Science, Education and Culture).

Background[edit]

The REM was the successor to the former Preußisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Volksbildung (Prussian Ministry of Science, Art and Culture), creating for the first time in Germany a centralized and hierarchical institution in control of the Reich’s education sector. In 1934, the REM took over from the Reichsinnenministerium (abbreviated RIM; translation: Reich Interior Ministry.) the supervision of colleges and universities in Germany, as well as research institutions like the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (abbreviated PTR; translation: Reich Physical and Technical Institute.); today, the PTR is known as the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.[1]

Administrators[edit]

From 1 June 1934, the REM Minister was Bernhard Rust, who also assumed on this date the administration of the culture division of the RIM.[1]

Heads of the REM Amt für Wissenschaft (Science Office):[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hentschel, Klaus, editor and Ann M. Hentschel, editorial assistant and Translator Physics and National Socialism: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Birkhäuser, 1996)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hentschel, 1996, Appendix B