The History Place - World War II in Europe


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.

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

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