Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, 
Book — xv, 577 pages ; 24 cm.
Preconditions and preparations, 1943-1947
The negotiations begin, 1947
The price of freedom, 1947-1950
From Cold War to thaw, 1950-1953
Non-alignment as the requisite for freedom, 1953-1954
Khrushchev versus Molotov : and the winner is Austria, February-April 1955
Austria's annus mirabilis, May to December 1955
Conclusion: Austria's international position 1945-1955 : options, choices, and models.
After World War II, Austria was occupied by Soviet, American, British, and French forces. This study provides the history of the treaty that was negotiated in order to end this occupation. In the Moscow Declaration of 1943, the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union had declared that Austria should be liberated from Nazi rule and reconstructed as an independent state. After the war, however, this goal was soon overshadowed by security and power considerations, and then by the Cold War. While the West strove to safeguard Austria's independence from communist expansion, the USSR refused to finalize a treaty and to withdraw from its zone in the eastern part of the country. In the end it took until 1955 to come to an agreement and receive Soviet consent for a treaty. An important Soviet precondition for agreeing to withdraw was Austria becoming a permanently neutral country. The roots of Austria's neutrality as traced in this volume were not only linked to Soviet, but also to Austrian considerations. Based on US, Soviet, British, French, German, Swiss and Austrian documents, the book analyzes the risks, pitfalls and blockades that had to be avoided and overcome before Austria could finally regain its independence and be reconstructed. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book provides unique insights and information on every day life and proceedings in detention and trial at Nuremberg, 1945/46. It was penned by a middle-echelon NS-functionary who acted as witness for the accused war criminal Arthur Seyss-Inquart, but was later himself tried and sentenced to death by a Yugoslav tribunal. The Austrian-born Dr. Friedrich Rainer proves to be an intelligent, astute and only moderately biased observer with a good legal and historical grasp of his topic. (source: Nielsen Book Data)