Foreign News: Honorable Peasants

The dream of every farmer—that the State should grant him immunity from ever being dispossessed for debt—suddenly came true for thousands of broad-faced German rustics last week as Chancellor Hitler promoted them by decree to the status of a new, exclusive and highly privileged class.

Only members of this class, the Chancellor decreed, may hereafter be called "peasants," which title shall become throughout the Fatherland a badge of honor. To qualify as a "peasant" a German must: 1) prove that none of his family since Jan. 1, 1800 A.D. have been Jews or...

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