GERMANY: Old Testament Threatened

Pictures and books and toys insidious were the "exhibits" piled high last week upon a great round table in the lobby of the German Reichstag and labeled Schund und Schmutz (Trash and Smut). Deputies, austere or mirthful, looked at them. To do so was their duty. They were about to vote upon the third and final reading of the bill creating a censorship committee (TIME, Nov. 29), Irate, the opponents of the bill pointed out that the Bible and at least half the classics of German literature could be suppressed as "obscene" if...

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