A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 2, 1945

Percy Knauth took off this week for Berlin.

It may be some time before he gets there, but as the Allied troops smash into the heart of Germany he is going in right behind them, to help reopen TIME's Berlin Office, closed since June 1941 when our last correspondent there locked its door and caught the train for Basel to telephone us the true story of Hitler's break with Stalin from the uncensored side of the Swiss frontier.

Percy Knauth is as American as baseball—he was born within sight of the towers of Manhattan—but this will be something like a homecoming for him....

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