A crowd cheers Hitler in Vienna

A cheering crowd greets Adolf Hitler as he enters Vienna. Austria, March 1938.

After a prolonged period of economic stagnation, political dictatorship, and intense Nazi propaganda inside Austria, German troops entered the country on March 12, 1938. They received the enthusiastic support of most of the population. Austria was incorporated into Germany the next day.


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Cheering crowds greet Hitler as he enters Vienna. [LCID: 70065]