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March 13, 1938 - Adolf Hitler, Führer of Germany, accepts salutes and cheers from the Nazi controlled Reichstag after announcing the Anschluss (union) with Austria. Immediately after the Anschluss, Nazis began a brutal crackdown on Austrian Jews, arresting them and publicly humiliating them. Below: Austrian Nazis and local residents watch as Jews are forced to get on their hands and knees and scrub the pavement.

Below: In Vienna, pedestrians view a sign posted on a restaurant window informing the public this business is run by an organization of the National Socialist Party and that Jews are not welcome.

(Photo credits: U.S. National Archives, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives)

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