Bambi, Nazis and an erotic novel.

I have to start with an apology,because next time you watch the Disney classic ‘Bambi’ you will see that young little deer in a different light, after reading this blog. Felix Salten was a Hungary born Austrian Jewish author.When he was 4 weeks old he moved from Pest in Hungary to Vienna in Austria. IContinue reading “Bambi, Nazis and an erotic novel.”

Matthias Sindelar-Protest through football.

It is often believed that the Austrians accepted the annexation lying down. For a big part that was true however not every one was so enthusiastic about the ‘Anschluss’ Of Czech descent, Sindelar was born Matěj Šindelář in Kozlov, Moravia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son of Jan Šindelář, a blacksmith, and his wife Marie (née Švengrová). Despite occasional claimsContinue reading “Matthias Sindelar-Protest through football.”

How did they not see it?

The one thing that still baffles me is how did the governments around the globe not see what Hitler’s plans were? I know that Japan and Italy and to a lesser extend Finland,Romania and a few smaller countries were also axis nations but the fact is if Hitler’s Germany would not have become the powerContinue reading “How did they not see it?”