Italy Pledges Aid to Austria Against Nazis
Menu JTA Search

Italy Pledges Aid to Austria Against Nazis

Download PDF for this date

Premier Benito Mussolini today reaffirmed his determination to preserve the independence of Austria from the encroachments of the Nazis in a conversation with the Austrian Chancellor, Kurt Schuschnigg, it was reported here.

Traveling with a military escort, Schuschnigg stopped off at Rome on the way to the French Riviera, where he will spend a vacation.

Rumors of a meeting between the Austrian Chancellor and the former Empress Zita to discuss restoration of the monarchy were dispelled when Schnuschnigg sped through Viareggio, where the former Empress is staying, without stopping to see her.

TO FIGHT ANSCHLUSS

Interviewed at his villa at Nice, Chancellor Schuschnigg declared his intention of fighting to the end against Anschluss with Germany.

“I follow in the footsteps of my predecessor, Chancellor Dollfuss,” he said. “I am of the firm opinion that Germany has no right to mix herself in Austria’s internal problems.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund