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A political union, especially the one unifying Nazi Germany and Austria in 1938.

[German, annexation, from anschliessen, to enclose, annex : an, on (from Middle High German ane, from Old High German ana; see an- in Indo-European roots) + schliessen, to close (from Middle High German sliezen, from Old High German sliozan).]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political or economic union, esp the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938)
[German: from anschliessen to join]


(ˈɑn ʃlʊs)

union, esp. the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.
[1920–25; < German: consolidation]


Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
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Asked in an interview with the Kurier daily what future generations could learn from the Anschluss, van der Bellen replied: "Not to be taken in.
The protagonist, Jaromir Hladik, is about to be executed by firing squad for the crimes of resistance to the Anschluss, his translation of the mystical Sefer Yetzirah, and his Jewish identity.
L'Ordre du jour ("The order of the day" or "The agenda") is a short historical narrative centered on the Anschluss, the 1938 annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany.
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A child refugee from Nazi Austria, she returned to Vienna in 2011 to pursue justice for students expelled from Austrian universities after the Anschluss.
The original play was inspired by a trip to Europe made by Murray Burnett and his wife in 1938, during which they visited Vienna shortly after the Anschluss and were affected by the anti-Semitism they saw.
During this period I also grew to know a Jewish family of intellectuals who lived near to us and who had fled Austria in 1938 after the Anschluss when Nazi officials stole all their possessions in return for an exit visa.
Woman in Gold (2015), directed by Simon Curtis, represents the protracted legal fight over the painting Mona Lisa of Austria, Klimt's oil, gold and silver portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, which was renamed and appropriated by the Nazis shortly after the Anschluss in 1938.
As for the obsession with the 'Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact', it should be reminded that the Western policy of appeasement that resulted in such known historic phenomena and facts as Munich Deal and the allotment of Czechoslovakia, Anschluss of Austria, the rejection of Great Britain and France to conclude a collective security treaty with the USSR against Hitler's Germany, took place long before the signing of the above mentioned 'Pact'.
In 1938, the Anschluss merging Austria with Nazi Germany took place as German forces crossed the border between the two countries.
east of Berlin people will remind you clearly that the German reunification was actually a unilateral takeover an Anschluss which has been paid by the bloody dissolutions affecting in several waves two of the three demolished multinational slavic state communities.
While his early recognition in the US was the result of his rather hostile reconsideration of Bernard Leach's influence in a small volume written for the Tate St Ives (1998) and his compact but inclusive 20th Century Ceramics (2003), he became a celebrity with the publication of his family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), which conveyed the attraction of objects through the story of his ancestors' collections and the loss of it all, except 264 diminutive netsuke, in the Anschluss and Holocaust.