GERMANY: Nazi Saturation

Germans take their civic duties just about twice as seriously as U. S. citizens. In 1928 in the largest U. S. election, 37,000,000 votes were cast out of a population of 120,000,000. Last week Germany, with a population of 63,000,000 cast nearly 37,000,000 votes for a new Reichstag. Police throughout Germany were kept on 48-hour emergency duty. No mass meetings were allowed. No drink stronger than beer might be sold. Despite these precautions nine people were killed and over 100 wounded in brawls through the country over the weekend. Still, compared...

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