Flashcards in Anschluss Deck (10)
When was the Dollfus affair?
What happened in the Dollfus affair?
Dollfus (Austrian chancellor) banned the nazi party in Austria so the Nazis began stirring up trouble. Dollfus was assassinated.
Shuschnigg announced referendum on Anschluss
9th March 1938
Hitler prepared to invade Austria, Shuschnigg resigned.
10th March 1938
Hitler told Czechoslovakia they wouldn’t be attacked.
11 March 1938
German troops marched into Austria unopposed.
12th March 1938
10th April 1938
How did Hitler preparing to invade and Shuschnigg resigning increase tension?
Austria was left without a leader– made Austria vulnerable. Hitler’s power and intention displayed openly.
How did the Plebiscite being held increase tension?
Soldiers put pressure on Austrian people to vote in favour of Anschluss– display of power