GERMANY: Assaults and Indignities

Jewelers and novelty shops all over the Reich did a brisk business last week selling lapel pins enameled or embossed with foreign flags. In many cases the pins doubtless worked, saved their wearers from instant Nazi assault for failure to salute passing Storm Troop banners. But one day last week in the smoky Ruhr metropolis of Dusseldorf, inoffensive Roland Velz, a U. S. citizen and superintendent of a group of Germany's Woolworth stores, went walking, pinless, with his wife. Cheering Dusseldorfers stood massed along the curbstone six deep as a Storm Battalion...

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