During his last speech in Vienna before the Austrian plebiscite on unification with Germany, Adolf Hitler expresses his belief that it was God's will that he be able to bring the two countries together.
"I believe that it was also God's will that from here a boy was to be sent into the Reich, allowed to mature, and elevated to become the nation's Führer, thus enabling him to reintegrate his homeland into the Reich. There is a divine will, and all we are is its instruments.
When Herr Schuschnigg broke his word on March 9, at that very instant I felt that Providence had called upon me.
And all that happened in the next three days could only have come about because Providence willed and desired it. In three days the Lord struck them down! And it was imparted upon me to reintegrate my homeland into the Reich on the very day of its betrayal. ...
May every German realize the importance of the hour tomorrow, assess it and then bow his head in reverence before the will of the Almighty who has wrought this miracle in all of us within these past few weeks!"