Reich Ministry of Armaments and War Production

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Reich Ministry of Armaments and War Production
Reichsministerium für Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion
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Agency overview
Formed17 March 1940 (1940-03-17)
Dissolved8 May 1945 (1945-05-08)
JurisdictionNazi Germany
HeadquartersViktoriastraße 11, Berlin
Employees500
Ministers responsible

The Reich Ministry of Armaments and War Production (German: Reichsministerium für Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion) was established on March 17, 1940, in Nazi Germany. It had about 500 employees. Its official name after September 2, 1943 was the 'Reichsministerium für Bewaffnung und Munition' (transl. Reich Ministry of Armaments and Munitions). Its task was to improve the supply of the Wehrmacht with the necessary supplies of weapons and ammunition.

Ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Fritz Todt
Todt, FritzFritz Todt
(1891–1942)
17 March 19408 February 1942 †1 year, 328 daysNSDAPHitler
2
Albert Speer
Speer, AlbertAlbert Speer
(1905–1981)
8 February 194230 April 19453 years, 81 daysNSDAPHitler
3
Karl Saur
Saur, KarlKarl Saur
(1902–1966)
30 April 194523 May 194523 daysNSDAPGoebbels
Flensburg

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