GERMANY: War Lord Takes a Wife

If a U. S. Secretary of War married, every newspaper in the land would burgeon with accounts and pictures of his bride, her life, romance, wardrobe, nuptials. Last week Germany's Minister of War, grim-lipped Nazi Werner von Blom-berg—59, a widower for five years and father of five children—took a second wife, but for 24 hours the regimented German press was not able to learn even the bride's name. Finally the honeymooners were found, strolling through the zoo in Leipzig, the bride's name revealed: Erika Gruhn, 28-year-old daughter of a Hanover carpenter.


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