Americans living in Vienna when Germany annexed Austria in March 1938, Helen and Ross Baker documented what they saw through letters, a diary, and film. Ross was studying at the University of Vienna. Explore the Baker collection in Accidental Witnesses to History: The Baker Collection (Curators Corner video). In her diary for March 14, Helen describes what she witnessed as Hitler entered the city: "Flags all over town..."
On March 11–13, German troops invaded Austria and incorporated Austria into the German Reich in what is known as the Anschluss.