Press Photograph of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels facing the Nazi crowd saluting with raised right arms from the Reich Chancellery balcony in Berlin after the annexation of Austria into the German Reich. April 11, 1938.
In his speech Hitler spoke of the "unbreakable connection" between the German and Austrian peoples, declaring the Anschluss the "fulfillment of a thousand year dream". He promised to bring "peace, order and work" to Austria, pledging Vienna as the "second capital" of the Greater German Reich. In his speech Hitler stated: "Men and women of the German Austria! My German comrades! This is the greatest day of my life!"
The Anschluss was a great victory for Hitler and the Nazi party. It established Hitler's power in Central Europe and brought him one step closer to his goal of creating a German Reich beyond Germany's borders. The Anschluss accelerated the outbreak of World War II, uniting all nations opposed to Nazi Germany.
Size: 21x16 cm. Good condition.