THE CIVIL WAR IN AUSTRIA: a first-hand account from eye-witnesses and participants. Translated by David P. Berenberg
Edition: First US edition
Chicago: The Socialist Party, National Headquarters, 1934. Octavo, pp 78, , stapled in orange card covers. Small soft corner creases near fine otherwise. Dr Deutsch was commander of the Austrian Schutzbund (Republican Guard). This brief uprising of a few days in Feb., 1934, pitted social democrats against the forces of the church, the rural polulation, and the upper classes (plus ça change). The Austrofascists won. Austria, birthplace of Hitler, was annexed by Nazi Germany in March, 1938. Julius Deutsch (1884-1968), after the failure of the uprising, fled to Czechoslovakia, From 1936-39 he fought as a general on the Republican Side in the Spanish Civil War. He then moved to Paris, but being Jewish, he had to leave for the United States, not returning to Austria until 1946. The Vienna apartment complex Julius-Deutsch-Hof was named in his honour. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: Softcover