Military Administration (Nazi Germany)
During World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany , also known as the Third Reich , but officially called German Reich from 1933 to 1943 and Greater German Reich from 26 June 1943 onward, is the name commonly used to refer to the state of Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by...

 created military-led regimes
Military occupation
Military occupation occurs when the control and authority over a territory passes to a hostile army. The territory then becomes occupied territory.-Military occupation and the laws of war:...

 in occupied territories which were known as a Military Administration (Militärverwaltung). These differed from Reichskommissariat
Reichskommissariat is the German designation for a type of administrative office headed by a government official known as a Reichskommissar...

s which were led by Nazi Party officials. A Military Administration was led by a "Military Commander" (Militärbefehlshaber, official acronym MilBfh.).

The various Military Administrations created by Nazi Germany were:
  • German military administration in occupied Poland
    German military administration in occupied Poland
    German military administration in occupied Poland refers to the brief period during and in the immediate aftermath of the German invasion of Poland , in which the occupied Polish territories were administered by the German military, instead of civilian, administration.-Military administration:On 8...

    , later divided into territories which were directly annexed
    Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany
    At the beginning of World War II, nearly a quarter of the pre-war Polish areas were annexed by Nazi Germany and placed directly under German civil administration, while the rest of Nazi occupied Poland was named as General Government...

     into Germany, and the General Government
    General Government
    The General Government was an area of Second Republic of Poland under Nazi German rule during World War II; designated as a separate region of the Third Reich between 1939–1945...

  • Military Administration in Belgium and North France
    Military Administration in Belgium and North France
    The Belgium and Northern France was an Axis-occupied territory that included present-day Belgium and the French departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais...

     (Militärverwaltung in Belgien und Nordfrankreich)
  • Military Administration in France (Militärverwaltung in Frankreich)
  • Military Administration in Serbia (Militärverwaltung in Serbien)
  • Military Administration in Greece (Militärverwaltung in Griechenland)
  • The zone of occupied Soviet territory on the Eastern Front
    Eastern Front
    Eastern Front may refer to one of the following:* Eastern Front * Eastern Front * Eastern Front * Eastern Front * Eastern Front * 1635: The Eastern Front...

     which were under military authority. Divided into Operational zones (Operationszone Ost) directly behind the front
    Front (military)
    A military front or battlefront is a contested armed frontier between opposing forces. This can be a local or tactical front, or it can range to a theater...

    , and Army Rear Areas (Rückwärtige Heeresgebieten) further away.
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