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On March 12, 1938, Hitler's Nazis invaded Austria, meeting no resistance from the  Austrian army. The day before, the Austrian chancellor had resigned and been replaced  by a Nazi supporter. Freud, despite insisting throughout his life on his hatred for Vienna,  had stayed in the city as long or longer than most of his colleagues, some of whom had  fled central Europe as early as 1932. But with the Nazi takeover, the situation in Vienna  quickly became intolerable. On March 13, the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society voted to  dissolve and recommended that all of its members flee Austria and reconvene, if  possible, wherever Freud took up residence. Freud's home was raided several times,  and on March 22, his daughter Anna Freud was arrested and questioned by the  Gestapo. Fortunately, no one was hurt and although money and valuables were stolen  from Freud's home, his private study was left untouched. The property of the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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