Foreign News: Schultzenstein's Wives

Bulgy and bald as a well-stuffed wurst is Herr Otto Schultzenstein, prosperous Berlin shoe factory official. Last week he successfully defied German efforts to punish him for possessing two wives.

Twenty-seven years ago Shoeman Schultzenstein married a girl with whom he lived until 1923, when she attacked him with a meat-hatchet. Husband and wife then lived apart until 1926, when he made a business connection in Leningrad, went there to live. Soon he took a Russian wife under Soviet law without previously divorcing his meat-hatchet spouse in Germany.

Back to Berlin moved Otto Schultzenstein...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!