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Photograph of Arthur Seyss-Inquart in small, round glasses, blue background. Back includes “MEMBERS OF THE NEW AUSTRIAN CABINET” in blue print.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Formerly governor of Austria under the Third Reich, deputy to Hans Frank in the General Government of German-occupied Poland, Seyss-Inquart was appointed Reich commissioner in charge of the civilian administration of the occupied Netherlands in May 1940. In this role he banned all political parties except the NSB, the Dutch Nazi Party. He was responsible for the execution of Dutch nationals and for the rounding up of the Jews of the Netherlands. He oversaw the registration of 140,000 Dutch Jews and the establishment of the transit camp at Westerbork, and the final deportation of Jews to extermination centers: Buchenwald, Mauthausen, and Auschwitz. Out of 140,000 Jews in Holland, 110 were murdered under his administration. At Nuremberg Seyss-Inquart was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.
Press photograph reads verso “Members of the New Austrian Cabinet, Reconstructed to Meet Hitler’s Demands. 2/21/1938.” Photo taken one month before Anschluss, the forced annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany.
6 1/2 x 5"
Netherlands, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, NSB - Dutch Fascist Party
"Press Photograph of Arthur Seyss-Inquart" (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.265.