Berlin: Zeitgeschichte-Verlag, 1938. First edition, 1st print (1. bis 50. Tausend). Softcover. Quarto. pp (Text); pp (Photographic plates). Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over blind wrappers.
First edition, first print of this photo-book documenting the 29 days between Germany's annexation of Austria on March 12, 1938, and the April 10 referendum crowning Hitler's achievement. The referendum question was: Do you agree with the reunification of Austria with the German Reich that was enacted on 13 March 1938 and do you vote for the list of our leader Adolf Hitler? The result was reported as 99.73% in favor, with a 99.71% turnout. The 73 striking b/w photographic reproductions depict Hitler during several speeches given throughout Germany and Austria, and starting in Königsberg on March 26, in which he launched the referendum campaign. The Fuehrer is also seen addressing crowds in Leipzig, Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, München, Graz, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Linz. His last address on the matter was held on April 9, at the Nordwestbahnhof, in Vienna. The photographs were taken by Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler's personal photographer, and they show the Fuhrer being greeted by and talking to large and enthusiastic crowds.
Moderate rubbing along edges of wrappers. Text and captions in German. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #39779