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Arthur Seyß-Inquart & Fritz Schmidt (1941)

Fritz Schmidt (19 November 1903 in Eisbergen, nowadays part of Porta Westfalica, Westphalia – 20 June 1943 in Chartres) was the German Commissioner-General for Political Affairs and Propaganda in the occupied Netherlands between 1940 and 1943, one of four assistants to the Governor-General, Arthur Seyss-Inquart.[1]

He is regarded as a compromiser and promoted the interests of Anton Mussert and the Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (NSB).[2]

Schmidt died on June 26, 1943, after he "fell, jumped, or was pushed out, of a train" [1] and was succeeded by Wilhelm Ritterbusch.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jacob Presser, Ashes in the Wind: The Destruction of Dutch Jewry (Wayne State University Press, 1968)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Werner Warmbrunn (1963). The Dutch under German occupation, 1940-1945. Stanford University Press. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 

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