The signing of the “State - Treaty” on 15th May, 1955, meant for Austria the final stage in the reconstruction of a free, independent, and democratic nation, after four years of Austro-fascism, seven years of the National Socialist terror regime, and ten years of occupation by the four winning nations of
World War II. is history as a virtual walk through of politics, everyday life, and culture in the first post-war decade. Hundreds of recordings and videos tell not only the facts, but of the environment of this time period.