By Hella Pick
In the back of the fa?ade of Gem?tlichkeit can Austrians ever admit to themselves the level to which they collaborated with Nazi Germany and have become occasion to the Holocaust? lots has been written approximately post-war Germany, yet what approximately Hitler’s different prepared executioners? given that 1945 Austria has succeeded in proposing a picture of itself as a snug center category society on the heart of Europe, whose fresh prior, notwithstanding awkward, was once now not shaming. Hella decide explores Austria’s look for a foolproof, the world over credible id for itself after the Nazi period. She exhibits how the previous ghosts won't depart.
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Extra info for Guilty Victims: Austria from the Holocaust to Haider
1 After the war’s end in 1945, Austria became even more of a strategic pawn of Great Power diplomacy than it had been during the conflict’s closing stages. Once the iron curtain was in place and East-West relations had become polarised, Austria was tossed hither and thither in an increasingly deadly game between the Communist and the Western camps. The Western Allies saw their occupation zone as a forward military defence base. The Soviet Union looked to its zone as a security buffer, 20 O C C U P I E D AU S T R I A and a possible launchpad for expansion, while it consolidated control over the Communist bloc.
The East-West divide was being firmed up. Two zones of influence in Europe were set in political cement. Austria was sandwiched awkwardly between them. Krushchev began to advocate the idea of peaceful co-existence as a way of easing tensions between the two blocks. Suddenly an Austrian State treaty began to have attractions for the Soviet Union. A settlement there would be a tangible sign of detente. According to a Soviet defector, Krushchev’s thinking had already evolved towards military withdrawal and the establishment of a fully independent but neutral Austria as early as the summer of 1953.
In his famous Fulton speech, Winston Churchill delivered his stark warning that an iron curtain had descended on Eastern and Central Europe and that many of Europe’s greatest cities, Vienna included, now found themselves in a Central Europe ‘reverting to the dark ages’. ‘This is not the liberated Europe we sought to build up,’ 2 Churchill asserted. US President Truman, endorsing Churchill’s analysis, adopted the ‘containment’ policy advocated by the American diplomat George Kennan: the Soviet Union, Kennan argued, was in a mood to expand, and must be contained.