Anschluss

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From German Anschluss (annexation) (formerly Anschluß), from anschließen (to join, unite)

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Anschluss (uncountable)

  1. (historical) Political annexation, specifically that of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938. [from 1920s]
    • 1941, W Somerset Maugham, Up at the Villa, Vintage 2004, page 44:
      ‘Some of us students protested against the Anschluss.’
    • 2001, Clive James, Even As We Speak:
      Anton Kuh [] was one of the Viennese coffee-house wits whose mastery of the brief critical essay reached its apotheosis in the last nervous years before the Anschluss.

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  • Anschluß (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From anschließen

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Anschluss m (genitive Anschlusses, plural Anschlüsse)

  1. connection, joining
  2. annexation
  3. (historical) Anschluss
  4. contact

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