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The setting of the pearl : Vienna under Hitler

Author: Thomas Weyr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"Here is an account of the debasement of one of Europe's great cities. Thomas Weyr shows how Hitler turned Vienna, a once vibrant city that was the cradle of modernism, into a third-rate Prussian provincial town. In this narrative, we meet Austrian traitors like Arthur Seyss-Inquart and mass murderers like Odilo Globocnik, proconsuls like Joseph Burckel, who hacked Austria into seven pieces, and Baldur von Schirach,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weyr, Thomas.
Setting of the pearl.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607579636
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Weyr
ISBN: 0195146794 9780195146790
OCLC Number: 56103773
Description: xiii, 352, [16] p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
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 --
Bürckel takes charge: from Plebiscite to peace at Easter: March 15-April 25, 1938 --
To Kristallnacht: May 1-November 14, 1938 --
The lost city: Vienna's golden autumn: 1867-1938 --
From Kristallnacht to the outbreak of war: November 15, 1938-September 1, 1939 --
Decline and fall: from Bürckel to Schirach: September 2, 1939-August 8, 1940 --
Vienna's second chance: Baldur von Schirach: August 10, 1940-June 24, 1943 --
Prelude to disaster: Schirach loses control: May 8, 1943-June 11, 1944 --
The last year: destruction from the sky: July 1, 1944-March 1, 1945 --
The battle for Vienna: death and transfiguration: March 1-April 29, 1945 --
The new shape of the pearl: Vienna after Hitler: 1945-2004.
Responsibility: Thomas Weyr.
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