Nazi Minister of Science Education Bernhard Rust Commits Suicide

Nazi Minister of Science Education Bernhard Rust Commits Suicide

Bernhard Rust
Source: Deutsches Bundnesarchiv

Timeline of History

Political History

Bernhard Rust, former Reich Minister of Science, Education and National Culture, commits suicide when he hears that Nazi Germany has surrendered to the Allies.

Bernhard Rust joined the Nazi Party in 1922, making him one of the earliest members. After the Nazis took power in 1933, he became responsible for making Germany's educational system conform to Nazi ideals and says, "The whole function of education is to create Nazis."

One of Rust's earliest decrees is a 1933 rule requiring students and teachers to greet one another with the Nazi salute "as a symbol of the new Germany."

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
    Please enter the security code.
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

England's Henry VIII has Thomas Cromwell Beheaded for Treason
Scientology v. IRS: Court Upholds Revoking Tax-Exempt Status from Church of Scientology
Birth of Karl Raimund Popper, Philosopher of Science and Logical Positivism
Pope John Paul II Tells Youth Not to Let Sex Abuse Scandals Discourage Them
14th Amendment of U.S. Constitution Takes Effect