The 76th Anniversary of the Anschluß.

An excerpt from Message to New York about the day Hitler rode in triumph into Vienna, Austria: The only thing amiss was sulfur and the four horsemen of the apocalypse, for this was sure to be the end of humanity. And the crowds did as Niklas had suggested they would: they threw flowers, not grenades, as their marching occupiers entered the city. They heiled and praised the incoming troops, worshipping the Führer as the savior of their people and hemorrhaging their exaltation upon him like an uncoagulated wound.

An excerpt from Message to New York about the day Hitler rode in triumph into Vienna, Austria:
The only thing amiss was sulfur and the four horsemen of the apocalypse, for this was sure to be the end of humanity. And the crowds did as Niklas had suggested they would: they threw flowers, not grenades, as their marching occupiers entered the city. They heiled and praised the incoming troops, worshipping the Führer as the savior of their people and hemorrhaging their exaltation upon him like an uncoagulated wound.

Today is the 76th anniversary of the Anschluß. It’s a very dark, tumultuous time in Austrian history, when the country was caught between collaborator with the Nazis and victim of Hitler’s plan to “purify” Europe.
Coincidentally, the chapter I’m beginning my edits with today is the Anschluß (chapter 8 in Message to New York). There is a short excerpt above.
Read about the history below, and learn something you never knew.

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