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View all events 1933–1938

March 14, 1938

Helen Baker Diary Entry

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.

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