This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. (May 2019) Click [show] for important translation instructions. View a machine-translated version of the German article. Machine translation like DeepL or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[:de:Bundesregierung Seyß-Inquart]]; see its history for attribution. You should also add the template ((Translated|de|Bundesregierung Seyß-Inquart)) to the talk page. For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation.

Seyss-Inquart government

Cabinet of Austria
Date formed11 March 1938 (1938-03-11)
Date dissolved13 March 1938 (1938-03-13)
Appointed byWilhelm Miklas
ChancellorArthur Seyss-Inquart
Member partiesNazi Party
PredecessorSchuschnigg IV
SuccessorRenner IV (1945)

The Seyss-Inquart Government (also called the Anschluss government) was the last federal government of Austria before the annexation of Austria into the German Reich, and existed only from 11 to 13 March 1938.


Between 23:00 and 24:00 on 11 March, President Wilhelm Miklas appointed Seyss-Inquart Chancellor.[1] At 1:30 on 12 March, Hugo Jury announced the new government from the balcony of the Federal Chancellery.[2]


The composition of the government were as such:[2]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office
Federal Chancellery
Chancellor & acting Minister of National DefenceArthur Seyss-Inquart11 March 193813 March 1938
State Secretary to the Chancellor of Public SecurityErnst Kaltenbrunner11 March 193813 March 1938
State Secretary to the Chancellor of Formation of Political WillHubert Klausner11 March 193813 March 1938
Vice-ChancellorEdmund Glaise-Horstenau11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of JusticeFranz Hueber [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of FinanceRudolf Neumayer [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Agriculture and ForestryAnton Reinthaller11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Trade and TransportHans Fischböck11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Social AffairsHugo Jury11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of EducationOswald Menghin11 March 193813 March 1938
Minister of Foreign AffairsWilhelm Wolf [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
State Secretaries
State Secretary of Security ForcesMichael Skubl [de]11 March 193813 March 1938
State SecretaryFriedrich Wimmer [de][3]13 March 193813 March 1938
State SecretaryMaximilian de Angelis[3]13 March 193813 March 1938



  1. ^ Gulick 1948, pp. 1851–1852.
  2. ^ a b Gulick 1948, p. 1852.
  3. ^ a b Editors 1938, p. 2.