GERMANY: New Martyr

Crape-draped, a German special train was sent to the Swiss frontier last week. From the trim little railway station a plain coffin was carried by big-boned Nazis and heaved aboard. Surviving relatives of the corpse were ushered ceremoniously into the train, and with them rode a Guard of Honor as the special set out for their family home in Schwerin. At all large stations the funeral car stopped opposite a band and local Nazis sang the Horst

Wessel song, hailed "Our Martyr!" Another special steamed out of Munich and, over cleared tracks...

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