Germany's 8th Army moves across the border into Austria. Organization is poor and there is chaos in the ranks, so it's fortunate that no one is shooting at them. Instead, there are crowds everywhere cheering them on.
Even before the army moved, though, Heinrich Himmler and some of the SS had flown into Vienna to begin arresting prominent politicians and cultural figures who might pose a threat to the Nazi agenda.
In only a few days, the full military and police machine will have moved in and tens of thousands of communists, socialists, and other potential dissidents will be rounded up and sent to concentration camps.
Arthur Seyss-Inquart, the new Chancellor, says in a speech:
"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism. From the time of their emancipation their methods were directed to the annihilation of the volkish and moral worth of the German people and to replace a national and responsible ideology with international nihilism.
It was really they who stabbed the Army in the back which broke the resistance of the Germans (in the First World War). The Jews are the enemy with whom no armistice or peace can be made.
We will smite the Jews where we meet them and whoever goes along with them must take the consequences."