Kurt Alois Josef Johann Schussnigg (1897-1977) was an Austrian politician who in 1934 succeeded the assassinated Engelbert Dollfuss as chancellor of Austria and dictator, as leader of the regime often called Austrofascism. In 1938, he was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp, as a political prisoner, by NaziGermany following the Anschluss. After his liberation, he moved to the United States and became a professor.
Kurt Schussnigg or Schuschnigg was Austria-Hungary's ambassador to the United States in the years leading up to the Second Great War. On Remembrance Day, 1941, as the Entente was regaining its power, Schussnigg gave what was viewed as a "ferocious", but incomprehensible, speech; Schussnigg's English was heavily accented. Presumably, the content of that speech was a reaffirmation Austria-Hungary's alliance with Germany and the United States, much like the speech given by his German counter-part, Ambassador Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht.