GERMANY: Bad Symbol

Most popular foreign democratic statesman in Germany since last September has been British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. To many Germans who suddenly realized last autumn that war was very close, Mr. Chamberlain appeared as a hero who flew to Germany (three times) bringing much-desired peace. Two popular German picture post cards after the crisis showed Mr. Chamberlain and Herr Hitler together, one before the Dreesen Hotel in Godesberg, the other with the ruins of Godesburg Castle in the background.

Since that time, however, the Prime Minister has soft-pedaled appeasement, and the German press has vilified the man once pictured...

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