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Engelbert Dollfuss speech. 1933

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Engelbert Dollfuss Speech MS 184



creator Author (aut) Dollfuss, Engelbert
Title: Engelbert Dollfuss Speech
Dates: 1933
Abstract This collection contains a typed six page manuscript of a speech given by Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria, to the League of Nations on September 27, 1933. The speech is written in German.
Identification: MS 184
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 folder)
Language:
Language of Materials note This collection is written in German.
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

Engelbert Dollfuss (1892-1934) was an Austrian Christian Social and Patriotic Front statesman who served as Chancellor of Austria and as right-wing dictator of Austria from 1933 until his death. Dollfuss served in the Austro-Hungarian army in World War I and was a very decorated soldier. After his return from the war, he was eventually named minister of agriculture and forests; he became Chancellor of Austria on May 20, 1932. In 1933, under the name of the Christian Social Party, he established a one-party dictatorship rule similar to fascist rule in Italy, banning all other political parties. He looked to Italy for support and protection from the advancing Nazi threat, and corresponded with Mussolini. On May 1, 1934, Dollfuss’ new constitution became effective and all traces of democracy from the first Austrian Republic were swept away. Dollfuss was assassinated by eight Nazi agents in July 1934.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a typed six page manuscript of a speech given by Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria, to the League of Nations on September 27, 1933. The speech is written in German.

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Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Engelbert Dollfuss Speech must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Engelbert Dollfuss Speech, 1933, MS 184 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was purchased on August 13, 1969.

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Scope and Contents note
Six page typescript of a speech given by Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria, to the League of Nations on September 27, 1933. The speech is written in German.

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