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21 Dec 1907

  • Adolf Hitler's mother, Klara Hitler (née Pölzl), passed away from breast cancer in Linz, Austria-Hungary. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | Linz | CPC]
12 Mar 1938

  • Germany declared, then affected by marching troops across the frontier, Anschluß with Austria. Hours later, Adolf Hitler visited Linz in the recently annexed Austria region of Germany; he met with the German-installed Austrian Chancellor Arthur Seyß-Inquart at this city to discuss details of the occupation. Ousted Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg was placed under house arrest. ww2dbase [Annexation of Austria | Linz | TH]

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