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Lunchbox Lecture
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

Guenter Bischof presents "1945: End of the War in Austria"

The Republic of Austria was incorporated into the Third Reich on March 13, 1938, after the invasion by the German Wehrmacht. During World War II Austrians fought in the Wehrmacht, participated in the Holocaust, and suffered from Nazi oppression and Allied bombing. By and large, public opinion in the "Ostmark" supported the Nazi regime to the end of the war. The territory of what would be called Austria again was liberated by the Red Army from the east, American forces from the north, and French forces from the west. On the basis of the Allied Moscow Declaration, the Provisional Renner Government proclaimed the re-establishment of Austria on April 27. Four-power Allied occupation government was finally established in September 1945 and continued until 1955. The road from war to independence seemed interminable for the Austrians.

For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

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Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Repeat every other week until 06/17/2015


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