Graz, Austria: Leopold Stocker, 1938. Card. The post card measures approximately 4” x 6” and is titled, “Mander s’ischt Zeit!" (Men it’s Time!). It features and illustration of a group fleeing from a sea of Nazi flags. It was published by Leopold Stocker of Graz, Austria in 1938. The postcard is like new. Very good. Item #009372
“Mander s’ischt Zeit!" was the battle-cry of a famous Tyrolean freedom fighter, Andreas Hofer, during the uprising against the Napoleonic French and Bavarians invasion of 1809. On 8 March 1938, Austrian Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg used the same rallying cry to no avail in a speech urging Austrians never to unite with Germany. Four days later, Adolf Hitler gave a speech before 250,000 jubilant Austrians at Vienna’s Heldenplatz, and von Schuschigg abandoned his chancellorship, and the Nazi’s took up the slogan to urge the Austrians to force von Schuschigg, Social Democrats, Jews, and Catholic from the country. The postcard shows that happening as the former Chancellor leads a group running away from a pack of Nazi flags. With him are a caricaturized Jew hugging a box of money, a terrified priest and politician, and a member of the Schuschigg Youth.