GERMANY: Velvet Glove

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Down the Wilhelmstrasse, into the German Chancellery went bristle-lipped Adolf Hitler last week. He was led into the former office of the late great Bismarck. Seated at the Iron Chancellor's old desk, his soft white hands folded before him, sat aged President Paul von Hindenburg. Near him stood smooth, grey Chancellor Franz von Papen and the State Secretary of the Reich, Dr. Otto Meissner.

"Herr Hitler," said Old Paul gravely, "are you willing that you or some other qualified persons of the National Socialist movement should enter a government...

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