July 27th in German History: The Austrian State Treaty Comes Into Force

The division of Germany following The Second World War is the topic that features prominently in the public memory. Less famous is the division of Austria. Austria was partitioned between the Allied powers until 1955. On July 27th of that year, the zones of occupation were effectively reunited, and the state of Austria reestablished. InContinue reading “July 27th in German History: The Austrian State Treaty Comes Into Force”

April 13th In German History

When one thinks about final battles of the Second World War one generally thinks of the Battle of Berlin. That battle saw the death of Adolf Hitler and the end of the German Army being anything approaching an effective fighting force. The fall of the Nazi capitol was one of the most horrific battles ofContinue reading “April 13th In German History”