Annexation to Nazi Germany

The Glaubers lived a serene and happy life in Toblach until 1938, when it was upset by the Nazi “Anschluss”: Austria was annexed to Germany, and the family became “Reichsdeutsch. The 1939 wicked pact between Mussolini and Hitler brought even worse consequences for the family: it lost its right to residence and to property in the Alto Adige: the villa had to be sold. The new owner, an engineer from Novara, made incomprehensible modifications, changing the kitchen and bathroom tiles with roman-style mosaics, and destroyed the precious wood-burning majolica stoves, replacing them with central heating.