GERMANY: Devil in Petticoats

Eleven years ago Emil Marek lost a leg. This was not the hard luck it might have seemed, for it enabled him to collect $42,875 in insurance to finance an invention. The invention failed and not long afterward he fell ill and died. In fairly rapid succession, so did his 3-year-old daughter, Ingeborg; an aunt, Suzanne Loewenstein; and the family seamstress, Anna Kittenberger. In each case Mrs. Martha Marek was in close attendance. Last week in Vienna a horrified Nazi judge put an end to Frau Marek's ghastly livelihood. For it was she...

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