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Poster announcing mandatory military conscription in Austria

Object | Accession Number: 2006.265.1.6

Poster brought back to the US by Ross Baker when he returned from his 1937-1938 sabbatical in Vienna, Austria. The poster declares that military conscription is mandatory in Austria. It was issued just before the Anschluss (merger) with Nazi Germany. Ross was a chemist and professor at the City University of New York. In 1937, he received a sabbatical leave to study at the University of Vienna. He lived there with his wife and five sons from early 1937 until May 1938. On March 13, 1938, Austria was incorporated into Nazi Germany. The Germans enacted anti-Jewish laws immediately. On April 10, there was a vote on the merger and 99% of the population voted Yes in support of Hitler as Fuhrer. Jews were among those who had been stripped of their rights as citizens, including the right to vote.

Date
1938 March 05  (publication/distribution)
1938 March  (received)
Geography
issue : Vienna (Austria)
received : Vienna (Austria)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stanley A. Baker
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:41
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