Free State of Anhalt

For other uses, see Anhalt (disambiguation).
Free State of Anhalt
Freistaat Anhalt
State of Germany

Flag Coat of arms
"Song of Anhalt"
Free State of Anhalt (red) within Germany.
Capital Dessau
51°50′N 12°15′E / 51.833°N 12.250°E / 51.833; 12.250Coordinates: 51°50′N 12°15′E / 51.833°N 12.250°E / 51.833; 12.250
Government Republic
  19331935 Wilhelm Loeper
  19351937 Fritz Sauckel
  19371945 Rudolf Jordan
  19181919 Wolfgang Heine (first)
  19401945 Rudolf Jordan (last)
Historical era Interwar / World War II
  Established 12 November 1918
  Disestablished 23 July 1945
  1925 2,314 km2 (893 sq mi)
  1925 351,045 
Density 151.7 /km2  (392.9 /sq mi)

The Free State of Anhalt (German: Freistaat Anhalt) was formed after Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt abdicated on 12 November 1918, ending the Duchy of Anhalt. It was a state of Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic. In May 1932 the Nazi Party came to power in Anhalt and, after the Nazis attained power at the federal level in 1933, Anhalt was abolished de facto by the federal Nazi government, becoming part of the Gau of Magdeburg-Anhalt.

At the end of World War II, when Germany was divided into zones of occupation, Anhalt was merged with the bulk of the Prussian Province of Saxony to form the Soviet-administered German state of Saxony-Anhalt. This state was then dissolved in 1952 but reformed in 1990 after the reunification of Germany.

Ministers-President of Anhalt


Reichsstatthalter for the former states of Anhalt and Brunswick (headquarters in Dessau)

Presidents of the Landtag


More detailed map of Anhalt.

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