Hitler's Austria Through the Eyes of the Press





On March 12, 1938, Hitler's native Austria was annexed by Germany. Austrian newsstands this year are selling papers published during the time of Nazi rule. The project shows how local and foreign press saw the era.

A grainy image of a procession of uniformed Nazis marching somberly through the center of Austria's capital covers the front page of the daily Neuigkeits-Welt-Blatt above the headline "The 'Day of the Legion' in Vienna."

"Everywhere heart-felt rallies were given for the legionnaires, the self-sacrificing pioneers of the National Socialist movement in German-Austria," the caption reads.

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