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Commemorative ballot issued to celebrate the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2004.454.2

Commemorative postcard of the ballot issued to celebrate the Anschluss, the union of Austria with Nazi Germany on March 13, 1938. It was similar to the actual ballot used during the April 10 referendum to approve Hitler as Führer of the expanded Third Reich. There is a commemorative postmark and postage stamp where the Nein [No] ballot choice would have been. The Anschluss [union] was approved by 99.75% of the population. Jews and Roma (Gypsies) had lost the right to vote before the election.

Date
1938 March 13  (commemoration)
1938 April 10  (postmark)
Geography
postmark : Vienna (Austria)
Language
German
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Ballots
Object Type
Ballot (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:50
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