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

union, esp. the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.
[1920–25; < German: consolidation]
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Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
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The Mauthausen main camp operated from the time of the Anschluss, when Austria was annexed to Nazi Germany in 8 August 1938, to 5 May 1945.
In March of 1938 Germany annexed Austria in what was called the Anschluss, and in February of 1992, Germany annexed the countries of the old EEC, in what is called EU.
The Anschluss of 1938 was a union between which two countries?
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On March 12, 1938, Adolf Hitler ordered 200,000 soldiers, SS officers and police to invade Austria, his native country, subsequently declaring its "Anschluss" or annexation by the Third Reich.
1938: Troops crossed into Austria to unite the country with Nazi Germany in the "Anschluss".
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.
A Austro-German Pact B Pact of Steel C Anschluss D Leibensraum 5.
A child refugee from Nazi Austria, she returned to Vienna in 2011 to pursue justice for students expelled from Austrian universities after the Anschluss. Her work culminated in a monument on the Vienna University of Economics and Business campus, a memorial book, an exhibition in the Jewish Museum of Vienna, and a chapter in an Austrian history book.
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.