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Everyday Life in Occupied Austria

Closer contact between the occupiers and the occupied
B/W-Photo, Salzburg, 1946

GIs and Mozart
B/W-Foto, Salzburg, 1947

"We salute America, whose sons have liberated our land and taken up the watch atop our mountains..."
Message of greetings to the American soldiers in an Austrian weekly newspaper, May, 1946

"All the women did laundry for the Americans..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian woman, interview conducted in October, 1993

"Then I made a lot of friends among the American soldiers..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian man, interview conducted in September, 1994

"I always got along best with the black GIs..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian man, interview conducted in December, 1994

"Of course, sometimes they played the role of the big shot..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian man, interview conducted in March, 1994

"...maybe our boys will get back to behaving"
Report in the US magazine "Time" about GIs in Austria, July 1946

"Good income from the Americans..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian woman, interview conducted in October, 1993

"For me, it was a great misfortune that the Americans left..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian man, interview conducted in December, 1994

"Yankee go home"
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian woman, interview conducted in October, 1993

"That was an indescribable feeling, when we were once again a free and independent land..."
Postwar reminiscences of an Austrian woman on the withdrawal of the occupation troops from Austria, interview conducted in September, 1994


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