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Even Before Reaching Europe And U.S., Refugee’s History Is ‘Scrubbed Out’

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Article by Correspondent Dallas Darling In 1938, on a morning much like today, the symbolic destruction of Jewish status in Austria started. Jewish professors, judges, doctors, and many other Jews, were driven from their offices and homes and made to clean Vienna’s streets. Armed with acid and brushes and rags, the “scrubbing parties” were forced with only bare hands to remove any political slogans or words that had been painted on the avenues a few days earlier in protest of Adolf Hitler’s Anschluss Declaration (Austria‘s union with Germany).1 Crowds, meanwhile, jeered and spat upon the Jews who were forced to rub out the history of “protest,” their history and culture eventually...

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