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Election ballot premarked to elect Hitler after annexation of Austria

Object | Accession Number: 2005.125.5

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    Brief Narrative
    Election ballot/flier distributed throughout Austria following the Anschluss of Austria by Nazi Germany on March 12, 1938. Austria was incorporated into the Third Reich and the union was viewed favorably by the majority of the population. This ballot, dated March 13, 1938, is marked yes to elect Hitler and unify the 2 countries. A plebiscite held after the fact in April was manipulated to how that 99% of the population approved; Jews, Roma and others were not allowed to vote.
    publication/distribution:  1938 March 13
    distribution: Austria
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    front, printed in black ink : Volksabstimmung und Großdeutscher Reichstag / Stimmzettel / Bist Du mit der am 13. März 1938 vollzogenen / Wiedervereinigung Öfterreichs mit dem Deutichen Reich / einverstanden und stimmst Du für die Liste unseres Führers / Adolf Hitler? / Ja Nein [ Referendum for a Greater German Reichstag / Ballots / for 13th March 1938 (do you agree with) our completed / reunion with the Reich [?} / and do you agree to our leader / Adolf Hitler? / Yes No]

    Physical Details

    Information Forms
    Object Type
    Coupon ballot (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, yellowed, white colored paper with a greenish colored center, deigned to resemble a ballot. On the front is German text and beneath is: Ja (Yes) next to a large circle with a penciled X ; below Nein (No) with a smaller circle, left blank.
    overall: Height: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm) | Width: 5.880 inches (14.935 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite

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    Administrative Notes

    The propaganda ballot was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-21 11:38:41
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