GERMANY: New Gauleiters

That morning it was quite late before Franz started for school. When he got there he was surprised to see the elders of his Alsatian village gathered in the classroom. M. Hamel, teacher for 40 years, was in his Sunday green frock coat. "My children," he said, "this is the last day I shall teach you. The order has come from Berlin that henceforth in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine all instructions shall be in the German tongue only."

Then M. Hamel spoke of the strength, the clarity, the beauty of the French language. The church clock struck twelve and...

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