The Anschluss: Hitler's Annexation of Austria 80 Years Ago

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The Anschluss: Hitler's Annexation of Austria 80 Years Ago

<p>80 years ago in 1938, the Austrian born Hitler changed the map of Europe with the ‘Anschluss,’ the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany. Only recently has began to see herself as 'Hitler’s first

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80 years ago in 1938, the Austrian born Hitler changed the map of Europe with the ‘Anschluss,’ the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany. Only recently has began to see herself as 'Hitler’s first victim'. We will take a closer look at the ‘Anschluss’ and its legacy today.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Beller, Steven, A Concise History of Austria (Cambridge Univ., 2006)
  • Brose, Eric Dorn, A History of Europe in the Twentieth Century (New York, Oxford, Oxford University, 2005)
  • Schulze, Hagen, Germany: A New History (Harvard University, 2001)


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of Austria’s history in the context of the Twentieth Century;
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past.