GERMANY: 10,000,000 Ballots

"Thou shalt not steal!" warned the German Nationalist press in reproving biblical scare-heads.

Meanwhile the Communists and the Socialists "stole" with all possible energy. They accomplished the first stage of what their enemies call "a gigantic legal theft" by whooping up 10,000,000 Germans to cast ballots calling for a national referendum (TIME, March 15) on the question of whether property belonging to the former German nobility and seized by the Republic may be retained without compensating the original owners.

Since only 4,000,000 ballots...

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