GERMANY: Commissars Ousted

Sure that it knew best how to manage German business, one of the first steps of the Hitler Government was to poke into hundreds of the Fatherland's leading industries a Nazi busybody called a "commissar."

The cocksure commissars dismissed Jews, created jobs for Nazis, tinkered production while cowed factory managers swore, wept and tore their hair. Results have met their worst fears. German business has slumped, not soared (TIME. July 10). Last week even Adolf Hitler could see that Nazi commissars had become too much of a luxury. They were all dismissed and...

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