07-26-2014 09:53 PM
The film. The place where the SS men assembled have I passed five hundred times in my life in Wien. I only realized this a couple of days ago.
And for those with an interest in culture and coming to grips with the past in Vienna, here is a pleasing thing.
If I may add to this thread concerning Osterreich and the early putsch. A dagger from my collection marked with an "Oe" gruppe mark extremely rare given the fact that this SA gruppe were disbanded shortly thereafter and reorganized under a new SA Gruppe.."Nw" Nordwesthilfeswerk. Just a hiding place for those assisting in the putsch.
Below is the link to the thread..and also a bio of the SA commander in Austria during that period.
Early SA Ed Wustoff w/ Surprise
Hermann R e s c h n y
[02.04.1931-02.08.1934: Führer of SA-Gruppe Österreich (HQ: Linz).]
Born: 15.06.1898 in Stammersdorf bei Wien / Österreich.
Died: 07.01.1971 in Graz / Österreich.
NSDAP-Nr.: 52 036 (Joined 03.09.1926)
15.07.1926 Führer der SA-Österreich
01.07.1932 SA-Gruppenführer (reinstated at this rank with lifting of the government ban on the SA)
[00.00.1941] Oberleutnant d. R.
00.00.194_ Hauptmann d. R.
01.10.1944 Major d. R.
Below are the dates when SA Gruppe Osterriech was placed under another Gruppe identity only to re-establish itself in 1938. There are no known Nw gruppe marks for this SA gruppe.
1.7.33 - 30.6.34 F SA Obergruppe VIII (Osterreich) which became on March 1934 SA Obergruppe XI
1934 - 13.3.38 F SA Hilfswerk Nordwest
14.3.38 - 31.5.38 F SA Gruppe Osterreich
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
The present. You can reflect on the parallels and differences between inter war Austria until 1938 and Ukraine in the present.
Anschläge in Ukraine: Bürgermeister getötet - Ukraine - derStandard.at
I do not think anyone could disagree - the past looms in the present . . . and that - at least in some regions of the globe - there now exists places no longer as peaceful and content as a decade ago.
But I also feel we must not be so fast to pride ourselves for being so open in sharing our knowledge, assuming it will always do better to deter the situation. There are certainly those of us who bear [what one might say are] felicitous internal convictions for the knowledge we have obtained . . . but there are also those, who do not fully fathom the purpose for which it is that we share such knowledge. There is, without a doubt, some level of predilection in many of these discussions - albeit not immediately conspicuous to the layman. And, my contentions are - perhaps - we must at times be cautious, as we may also be somewhat responsible for the proliferation of such discontent . . . like it, or not.
Last edited by N.C. Wyeth; 07-27-2014 at 04:22 AM.
From your photo essay you seem to be saying that the Anschluss of Austria and the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia are similar and National Socialist engineered. I know you have much more detail knowledge on the subject than I do! The National Socialist sure did wish to unite all German speaking peoples. It seems to me that the reason for Austria's existence disappeared with the end of the Habsburg Monarchy. I understand many Austrians may not have wanted to come under National Socialist rule.
Czechoslovakia may very well have been an artificial state, but Czechs & Slovaks do have a national identity. The Czech Crisis seems to be much more of a National Socialist organized setup.