Voting Day for Austria's Independence Comes and Goes

Voting Day for Austria's Independence Comes and Goes

Kurt Schuschnigg
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

Countries

This is the day originally set by former Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg for Austrians to vote in a plebiscite on whether they would remain independent or come under the rule of Nazi Germany. Because the German army moved in two days ago, however, the national plebiscite isn't held — only a few rural sites dare do so and some of them vote for independence.

Instead, the Nazi controlled legislature authorizes the Anschluss with Germany and Austria's transformation into the Ostmark province. A plebiscite to ratify this action is scheduled for April 10.

Video

Wie Hitler Österreich "eroberte" !

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Atheist Charged for Annoying Pastor With Ungodly Literature
Future Pope Benedict XVI Appointed as Head of the Inquisition - the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith
K.K.K. Re-Founded by Former Methodist Episcopal Preacher William Joseph Simmons
Noah's Flood Occurs, According to Bishop Ussher
Birth of Rudolf Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz Death Camp

March History Calendar