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Anschluss: Annexation of Austria

Film | Accession Number: 2003.122 | RG Number: RG-60.3347 | Film ID: 2542

Newsreel footage of events surrounding the German invasion of Austria.
Intertitles read as follows:
Austrian Chancellor Kurt Von Schuschnigg who failed to satisy Hitler's demands.
Hitler's answer to Austria: INVASION!
The modern Caesar triumphantly re-enters the land of his birth.
Nazi troops give "Heil salute" casually, individually, to crowds as they pass in jeeps, armored vehicles.
Some shop signs seen in background: Kastner, Wagons-Lits/ Cook, Mercedes. Hitler exits car to walk in street.

From the balcony of the Imperial Palace he screamed, "75,000,000 people in one nation- - No force on earth can shake us!"

Various shots of the Chancellor Von Schuschnigg, followed by crowd sequences, motorcades, Hitler's arrival. Several shots of crowds engaged in Nazi salute. Hitler addresses the people of Austria from the balcony of the Imperial Palace.

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:03:28
Event Date
1938
Locale
Vienna, Austria
Austria
Language
English
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Claranne Bechtler
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:41:52
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