Psychologist Sigmund Freud was a target of the Nazi party when they took over Austria. Despite banning his books and burning them, he refused to leave Austria until his wife was approached by the German Secret police. Since he was Jewish, he wisely chose exile in England and died before the war was over.
Eduard Bloch was a Jewish Austrian who was the primary doctor for Adolf Hitler when he was a young boy. He also treated his mother when she was dying of breast cancer and reduced billing or made his treatments free. Luckily for Bloch, Adolf Hitler made sure he was completely untouched by his regime andContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: The Jewish Austrian Doctor Who Treated The Wrong Family”
When Germany annexed Austria, the only country to protest the event was Mexico.
Matthias Gallas was an Austrian general who had some success but also great failures. He once realized he didn’t have the money to pay his army and his incompetence actually led to losing an entire army before by another means.
During the Austro-Turkish War, the Battle of Karánsebes was disastrous for the Habsburg troops of the Austrian empire. In the middle of the night (alcohol was said to be involved) fighting broke out and mass paranoia about Turk enemies. In truth, the Ottoman Empire was nowhere on the battlefield and captured the city with easeContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: The Battle Where Austria Accidentally Attacked Itself”