Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.
German troops seize Austrian lands. Adolf Hitler announces its union with Germany.
World War II begins. Austria's armed forces, under German control, are used on the Eastern Front.
1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle High German rōt, German rot ‘red’. As a Jewish surname it is also at least partly ornamental: its frequency as a Jewish surname is disproportionate to the number of Jews who, one may reasonably assume, were red-headed during the period of surname adoption.2 German and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, Old High German rod, Old English rod, roð.3 German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’. Compare Rode 1, Ross 3.