Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A political union, especially the one unifying Nazi Germany and Austria in 1938.

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  • noun The annexation of Austria into Germany in 1938.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, annexation, from anschliessen, to enclose, annex : an, on (from Middle High German ane, from Old High German ana; see an- in Indo-European roots) + schliessen, to close (from Middle High German sliezen, from Old High German sliozan).]

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From German Anschluss ("annexation") (formerly Anschluß), from anschließen ("to join, unite")

Examples

  • MILLER: The Anschluss was the march, Hitler's march, into Austria.

    One, By One, By One: Facing the Holocaust

  • On Sunday, March 13, 1938, Hitler rode through the streets of Vienna, and the Anschluss was a fait accompli.

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  • So Hitler annexed Austria on March 12, 1938 without much resistance, and this is known as the Anschluss (unification of Austria and Germany).

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • So Hitler annexed Austria on March 12, 1938 without much resistance, and this is known as the Anschluss (unification of Austria and Germany).

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • So Hitler annexed Austria on March 12, 1938 without much resistance, and this is known as the Anschluss (unification of Austria and Germany).

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Your reference to "Anschluss" is quite apposite: if two independent Germanic states can live side-by-side without one threatening the other whilst maintaining very close economic, cultural and political relations, then, so too, should two Sinic states -- in an ideal world, that is.

    Ma on Cross Strait Relations

  • Your reference to "Anschluss" is quite apposite: if two independent Germanic states can live side-by-side without one threatening the other -- in an ideal world, that is.

    Ma on Cross Strait Relations

  • So Pekelis was a man of five different countries, cultures and languages (treating Germany and Austria as one, a kind of Anschluss as it were), at least five languages, and, one gathers, enormous professional success, especially in Italy and the U.S.

    Re: Alexander Pekelis, Arthur S. Miller, And Today's Supreme Court.

  • It began with the occupation of the Rhineland in 1936, but the real push began March 12, 1938, with the Austrian "Anschluss".

    The Myth of the Militia

  • Did Hitler care when the British, French and others tut-tutted about his rearmament, his re-occupation of the Rhineland, his "Anschluss" with Austria and his conquest of Czechoslovakia before he finally went too far in invading Poland?

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