The White Horses of Vienna Discussion Questions

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Conduct research to find out more about Austria in the 1930s. Why did so many Austrians support Nazism? What kinds of people tended to be Nazi sympathizers? Who opposed these Austrian Nazis?

Find contemporary accounts of the political situation in Austria and Germany in the 1930s by looking in magazines, newspapers, or books. How has public perception of these events changed over the years?

The Nazis strongly believed in nationalism. Listen to a musical composition by the nationalist German composer Frederick Wagner. What is nationalism and how can it be expressed through music? What types of feelings does the composition evoke?

Dr. Heine mentions his interest in science and art. Find out about the prevailing scientific thought and modes of artistic expression in Austria in the 1930s. How does this scientific and artistic situation relate to the developing political situation?

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