- union, especially the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.
Origin of Anschluss
Examples from the Web for anschluss
After the Russian anschluss in Crimea last week, people around the world are asking themselves uneasily: How far will Moscow go?Putin’s Dream of Empire Doesn’t Stop at Crimea, Or Even Ukraine
March 23, 2014
Sound or not, Kennedy became ambassador in 1938, the year that Germany marched into Austria to create the Anschluss.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life
November 21, 2012
The word "Anschluss" seems hardly to imply so complete a union as was afterwards aimed at by the German party in Vienna.The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany
C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
- a political or economic union, esp the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938)
Word Origin and History for anschluss
1924, from German Anschluß, "connection; addition; junction," literally "joining, union," from anschließen "to join, annex," from an "at, to, toward" + schließen "to shut, close, lock, bolt; contract" (a marriage); see slot (n.2). Specifically the proposal to unite Germany and Austria, accomplished in 1938.