Today is the 76th anniversary of the Anschluß. It’s a very dark, tumultuous time in Austrian history, when the country was caught between collaborator with the Nazis and victim of Hitler’s plan to “purify” Europe.
Coincidentally, the chapter I’m beginning my edits with today is the Anschluß (chapter 8 in Message to New York). There is a short excerpt above.
Read about the history below, and learn something you never knew.