LAST UPDATE: 20.07.2018; 16:05

The battle of Vienna ended on April 13, 1945. Only two weeks later the Provisional Austrian State Government in Vienna proclaimed the restoration of Austria’s independence.

This rapid revival of governmental structures would have been impossible had it not been for the establishment of the three anti-fascist political parties who decided to join forces to put an Austrian government in place, and for the determination of Karl Renner, who assumed the position at its head as State Chancellor. At that time, the liberation of Austria from the National Socialist yoke was not yet complete: fighting on Austrian territory continued up to May 11.