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Saar Region Votes to Rejoin Germany

Hitler in the Saar

A plebiscite was held in the Saar Region according to the terms of the Versailles Treaty which called for the people in the region who were overwhelmingly ethnically German to vote 15 years after the treaty was signed. The plebiscite was to determine whether the people wished to join France or Germany. It was held on January 15, 1935. The voter was 90% in favor of unification with Germany and on March 1st, the German Reich expanded for the first time.