In 1938 Austria joined the Third Reich. Millions cheered Hitler and in the referendum 99.75% said ‘yes’ to ‘Greater Germany’.
But after World War II, many Austrians sought comfort in the idea of Austria as “the Nazis’ first victim”.
Factions of Austrian society tried for a long time to advance the view that it was only annexation at the point of a bayonet(te).
But it’s time to embrace history.
It’s time to remember the feel-good days of 1938.
It’s time to let our real feelings out!
It’s time to hug the Nazi, Austria!
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