GERMANY: Natural Death

Working in a Berlin kindergarten last week was 19-year-old, red-haired Fräulein Lotte Lenze whose meagre financial circumstances were briefly, spectacularly enhanced by some of the cash from the Nobel Peace Prize won in 1936 by German Pacifist Carl von Ossietsky..

Herr Ossietsky was in no position himself to go to Oslo and receive the prize, for he was one of the first anti-Nazis arrested after the Nazis took power (TIME, Feb. 6, 1933). In the sanatorium where Nazis confined him, Ossietsky was visited by a former German Army officer, Dr. Kurt Wannow, who...

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