GERMANY: Baroness Beheaded

There was scarcely a word in the papers. No one would mention it by telephone or letter, yet everywhere that Germans met last week, behind locked doors where no servants could hear, they talked of nothing else. What had happened to the beautiful Baroness von Berg? Would she be beheaded? Had she already been executed? Was Baron Sosnowski in jail? Had he been sent back to Poland?

For a year details of the story have been leaking out (TIME, Nov. 19). Baron George ("Yurek") Sosnowski is an extremely handsome young Pole who served...