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The Setting of the Pearl: Vienna under Hitler: Vienna under Hitler

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When Adolf Hitler seized Vienna in theAnschlussof 1938, he called the city "a pearl to which he would give a proper setting." But the setting he left behind seven years later was one of ruin and destruction--a physical, spiritual, and intellectual wasteland. Here is a grippingly narrated and heartbreaking account of the debasement of one of Europe's great cities. Thomas Weyr shows how Hitler turned Vienna from a vibrant metropolis that was the cradle of modernism into a drab provincial town. In this riveting narrative, we meet Austrian traitors like Arthur Seyss-Inquart and mass murderers like Odilo Globocnik; proconsuls like Joseph Buerckel, who hacked Austria into seven pieces, and Baldur von Schirach, who dreamed of making Vienna into a Nazi capital on the Danube--and failed miserably. More painfully, Weyr chronicles the swift destruction of a rich Jewish culture and the removal of the city's 200,000 Jews through murder, exile, and deportation. Vienna never regained the global role the city had once played. Today, Weyr concludes, only the monuments remain--beautiful but lifeless. This is not only the story of Nazi leaders but of how the Viennese themselves lived and died: those who embraced Hitler, those who resisted, and the many who merely, in the local phrase, "ran after the rabbit." The author draws on his own experiences as a child in Vienna under Nazi rule in 1938, and those of his parents and friends, plus extensive documentary research, to craft a vivid historical narrative that chillingly captures how a once-great city lost its soul under Hitler.

About the Author

Thomas Weyr is native of Vienna and was educated at Columbia University, the Sorbonne, and the University of Vienna, where he received his doctorate. He has worked for many years as a journalist and has written and translated ten books. He lives in Bronxville, New York.

Table of Contents

Anschluss: From Berchtesgaden to the Heldenplatz: February 12-March 15, 1938 — The state nobody wanted: from St. Germain to Berchtesgaden: October 16, 1918-February 11, 1938 — B

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199842261
Subtitle:
Vienna under Hitler
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Weyr, Thomas
Subject:
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Austria
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust

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