AUSTRIA: Resurrection

In Moscow the Great Powers had taken thought for Austria, decreed her rebirth. Prospects for Austrians were brighter than at any time since the little Republic was proclaimed 25 years ago this week—Nov. 12, 1918. Beside the Danube, there was a quickening. Along Vienna's Ringstrasse and down the crowded Kärntnerstrasse impudent anti-Nazi slogans appeared. The Viennese smiled again and the burden of the bombed-out German guests from the north seemed lighter. There were new jokes and new decrees by Himmler, prescribing death for convicted jokesmiths.

In the war factories, sabotage spread. Among...

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