RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 40907702 LA English T1 Hitler's Austria : popular sentiment in the Nazi era, 1938-1945 A1 Bukey, Evan Burr,, PB University of North Carolina Press PP Chapel Hill, N.C. YR 2000 SN 0807825166 9780807825167 0807853631 9780807853634 AB "Although Austrians comprised only 8 percent of the population of Hitler's Reich, they made up 14 percent of SS members and 40 percent of those involved in the Nazis' killing operations. This was no coincidence. Popular anti-Semitism was so powerful in Austria that once deportations of Jews began in 1941, the streets of Vienna were frequently lined with crowds of bystanders shouting their approval. Such scenes did not occur in Berlin." "Exploring the convictions behind these phenomena, Evan Bukey offers a detailed examination of popular opinion in Hitler's native country after the Anschluss (annexation) of 1938. He uses evidence gathered in Europe and the United States to dissect the reactions, views, and conduct of disparate political and social groups - most notably the Austrian Nazi Party, the industrial working class, the Catholic Church, and the farming community."--Jacket.