The project deals with one of the last major gaps in research on the NS regime: the supreme state authorities and their involvement in NS crimes. After decades of research oriented towards political history had marginalized the importance of the "assimilated" state authorities, attention has recently been drawn to this research desideratum in connection with studies of administrative history. As a pioneering project, the project turns for the first time to administrative history at the state level with a comprehensive approach and combines general questions about the National Socialist organization of power with those about a specific regional administrative culture. The project also pursues an ambitious public history concept. The project homepage (ns-ministerien.bw.de - German only) provides information about ongoing research work in the form of short articles and makes information and historical sources available. In addition, didactic formats such as teaching materials, exhibitions and posters are being developed. The aim is to create transparency and traceability of historical basic research and to be accessible for suggestions and questions from the "public".