VIENNA, March 26. Vienna newspapers indicated today that a reawakening in Austrians of the desire to have children would be one of the first services of the Nazi administration of Germanys new province.
Vienna long has been called a dying city because of the excess of deaths over births, and the new government today presented statistics to demonstrate a startling shortage of babies in recent months. In January there were only 960 births, compared with 2,634 deaths.
Propaganda agencies preparing for the April 10 plebiscite were quick to seize upon the situation as evidence of the incompetence of former Austrian Governments.
COPENHAGEN, March 26 (AP). One precinct in the Austro-German Anschluss plebiscite will vote by boat. The German Legation here has arranged to hire a German ferry, which on April 10 will take 800 German and Austrian nationals out past the three-mile limit so they can vote - presumably ja.
Telling the church to “stay out of politics” is the Nazi thing to do.
I could hear a Chinese leader making the same speech today.
As a Catholic, this part made me sad.
Meanwhile Dr. Jacob Weinbach, secretary to Cardinal Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna and ranking prelate in Austria, said that all Catholic parishes in Austria would receive communications advising Catholics to vote yes for union with Germany in the plebiscite.
The fight against the dangerous heresy of bolshevism that believers support in order thereby to make life in Germany secure, to help the people to obtain work and bread, to give power and honor to the Reich, and to vouchsafe unity to the German people, is visibly an object of blessing by Divine Providence, the Cardinal wrote.
His instructions continued with an admonition to the clergy to mind their religious business and to keep away strictly from political activity.
So bolshevism is heresy but National Socialism is Okey dokey?
In light of what we know now, quite chilling words.
Name the two greatest Austrian accomplishments?
Answer: To convince the world that Beethoven was Austrian and Hitler was a German.
My impression is that if anything Austria was more prosperous than Germany - of course that would soon change.
“No enemy bomber can reach the Ruhr. If one reaches the Ruhr, my name is not Goering. You may call me Meyer.”