GERMANY: Mutter of Versailles

Death came kindly last week to Dr. Hermann Müller, the Socialist Deputy who "threw away his career" by signing the Treaty of Versailles for Germany, then fooled everyone by twice becoming Chancellor of the German Republic (1920; 1928).

Never a great but always a most useful statesman, Dr. Müller once described as follows the supreme moments of his life:

"In Weimar I learned from French newspapers that it was intended to have the Treaty of Versailles signed with a special pen supplied by the leagues of Alsace and Lorraine. I decided to avoid this...

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