RUST, Bernhard (Rust)( Reich Minister for Science, Education and Culture in the government of Hitler)
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Rust, Bernhard (Rust), (1883-1945), Reich Minister for Science, Education and Culture in the government of Hitler from 1933 to 1945. Born September 30, 1883 in Hanover in the old Junker family. After graduating high school in Hanover, he studied Germanic, philosophy, philology, history of art and music at the universities of Munich, GцTttingen, Berlin and Halle. In 1909 he became director of the school in Hanover. Participant 1-st World War, was awarded the Iron Cross II and I degree and the Order of Hohenzollern. Joining after the war to the Nazi movement, Rust became Gauleiter of Hanover-Brunswick. In 1930 was elected to the Reichstag from the Nazi Party. In February 1933 Rust was appointed Minister of Culture of Prussia. In 1934, Hitler appointed him Minister for Science, Education and Culture. This post he held until the end of the Third Reich. Committed suicide in May 1945.