863.00/857: Telegram

The Chargé in Austria ( Kliefoth ) to the Secretary of State

18. The Socialist strike in Vienna developed into general Socialist revolt all over Austria against the Government but which found little public sympathy. The Government forces including army are breaking up the resistance rapidly. The Socialist Party has been dissipated and the Socialist regime of Vienna ousted. The Government estimates 50 killed and several hundred wounded. The Government now seems to have revolt well under control although stubborn resistance in Socialist sections of Vienna continues. The suppressed revolt of the Socialiset[s] means that Dollfuss will no longer enjoy their tolerance in his fight against the Nazis. No reports of Americans injured or molested.