GERMANY: End of Three Lives

Not many imps of spleen and spite have ever gotten under the armored skin of President von Hindenburg. But once a little clubfoot in his Nazi newsorgan taunted Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg with age, attacked him under the headline IS VON HINDENBURG STILL ALIVE?, charged without a scrap of evidence that "his advisers are Jews and Marxists." That was in 1930. The President, stung to rage as never before, brought suit and was awarded 800 marks ($185) for defamation from the imp who is now...

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