Before he committed suicide, Adolf Hitler dictated his will, which appointed Seyss-Inquart to the office of foreign minister, not that it mattered at this stage. For his part, Seyss-Inquart led a tenacious defense of the Netherlands throughout 1944 and into 1945. He was captured on 7 May 1945. He was a defendant at the Nuremberg Trials where he was convicted, and executed by hanging in 1946.
Arthur Seyss-Inquart in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
Arthur Seyss-Inquart was one of nearly two dozen German officials who were captured by the Allies at the end of World War II. The Allies sought to try Seyss-Inquart and the other men for war crimes. These plans were stopped twice by the German Freedom Front, first in November 1945 when the GFF destroyed the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg and second in 1946, when the GFF destroyed the American residency zone in Frankfurt with a radium bomb.
In 1947, the Soviets decided to try the officials in their zone. The GFF prevented this by crashing a plane into the courthouse, killing all the lawyers and judges, but leaving the accused unharmed.
Arthur Seyss-Inquart in "The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging"Edit
When talking about her life with a group of eighth-graders, Anne Berkowitz referenced Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and the fact that so many of the Dutch people hated him that they were willing to keep Jews such as Berkowitz and her family safe.
Berkowitz also held Seyss-Inquart responsible for the Hunger Winter of 1944.
| Political offices|
|Chancellor of Austria|
March 11-13, 1938
Title next held byKarl Renner
|Federal President of the Federal State of Austria|
13 March 1938
Joachim von Ribbentrop
|Foreign Minister of Germany|
April 30-May 2, 1945
| Succeeded by|
Count Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk
Alexander von Falkenhausen (military governor)
|Reichskommissar for the Occupied Dutch Territories|
29 May 1940 – 7 May 1945
| Succeeded by|