Foreign News: The Diligent Deputy

Fellow Bundestag Deputies thought of Socialist Alfred Frenzel, 61, as a dull fellow but a beaver for work. His diligent legislative spadework on any topic assigned him earned him a prized seat on the defense committee. There one of his proudest accomplishments was pushing through the adoption of a new vitamin-enriched bread for the West German army. Said a colleague: "No report was too tedious for him, no inspection trip too long."

A stout anti-Nazi, Frenzel chaired the Bundestag committee on restitution to victims of Naziism and...

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