Dollfuss: An Austrian Patriot by Johannes Messner

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By Johannes Messner

Brought during this e-book is Englebert Dollfuss, the Austrian hero who plotted a path for Austria opposed to Nazism, opposed to Socialism, and opposed to unbridled capitalism till his assassination by way of the Nazis in 1934. this can be the tale of the Austrian chancellor who tried to behave as an ethical strength to carry a divided, bankrupt, and sour Europe to its senses. It information how he persuaded humans of many various political persuasions to stick to and aid that coverage, now not via stylish speeches, valueless courses, and empty offers, yet via logic, reliable humor, overpowering honesty, and super own sacrifice.

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The Chancellor gave Austrian youth the example of a consuming love for his country. “Look at your great capital, Vienna,” he said to them. “Look at your beautiful country, Austria! It is a beautiful land, blessed by God. ) And his example was not given in vain. A few days before his death he was staying in the country with a friend. As he rested in the peace of the countryside he heard the voices of children singing on the road far away. And he looked up with glistening eyes, full of confidence in the future of Austria.

Kerrl, the Prussian Minister of State, on a visit to the Austrian Nazi Party. The visit had indeed been announced in the Nazi Press of Austria and Germany, but the Austrian Government had not been officially informed of it. The Government, therefore, since the protest made in Berlin still remained unanswered, informed the ministers on their arrival that their visit was not desired. At a National Socialist rally which, because it was held to celebrate the centenary of the liberation of Vienna from the Turks had been allowed in spite of the general prohibition, Dr.

By the late autumn of 1932 he had already some 40,000 supporters, and a year later ten times as many had rallied to his flag. In the meantime Social Democrats and National Socialists worked with feverish activity to undermine the influence of the Government. Those who not long ago had been engaged in armed conflict in the streets of Vienna were now joined in a common enmity towards all that was constructive in the measures of authority. The negotiations concerning the Creditanstalt having been satisfactorily concluded, the Social Democrats tried to reach the Government in a vital spot by accusing it abroad of violating international agreements.

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