Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. […] The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom. This is my eye-witness account. […]

Kitty Werthmann