Reichsministerium für die besetzen Ostgebiete
- Reich Ministery for the Occupied Eastern Territories
On 1941-07-17, Hitler laid out the guidelines for the administration of the newly conquered eastern lands. Those areas not integrated directly into Reich, Romanian, or Finnish territory were to be placed under the Reichsministerium für die besetzen Ostgebiete under Alfred Rosenberg. This area was later subdivided into two Reichskommissariate, the Reichskommissariat Ostland (Baltic States and Belorussia) under Hinrich Lohse and the Reichskommissariat Ukraine under Erich Koch.
The Holocaust : Roots, History, and Aftermath / D.M. Crowe. – Colorado, 2008. – p. 204