I am curious about Austrian slogan "Bis in den Tod! Rot-Weiss-Rot! Österreich!", usually rendered in English as "Red-White-Red until we are dead!", where "Red-White-Red" refers to the colors of the Austrian flag.
The slogan was made famous by the Austrian chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg's defiant speech against the Anschluss. However, it seems to be a rather generic slogan to be associated to this situation only - I would expect that that it has broader meaning in the context of Austrian nationalism. More specifically:
- Had the slogan been used before the Schuschnigg's speech, by whom and what it was supposed to mean then?
- Had it had extensive use in the aftermath of the Anschluss?
- How is it perceived today? - while being an anti-Nazi slogan, it is clearly a nationalist one (Schuschnigg himself was a religious conservative with dictatorial powers).