Last week Danzig churned with rumors like a pot coming to boil. Because Nazis interfered with Polish customs guards, Warsaw closed the frontier to certain goods, sent a note to the Danzig Senate demanding that interference cease, offering to negotiate. Danzig's Nazi press screamed that Poland had opened a trade war, and the rumors began: at 7 o'clock August 6 trouble would break when Nazis refused to recognize the authority of customs officials; highly placed Poles were preparing to flee; stories from Berlin had German officers getting assignments for August 19 in the Polish towns of Lodz and Posen. All...

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