THE OCCUPATION: Scandal at Salzburg


While the Western Allies were belatedly liquidating their Flensburg fiasco, the Russians last week established a Berlin municipal council of German non-Communists and a few Communists (see below). In Vienna, the Russians had long since installed a national government headed by non-Communist Dr. Karl Rentier—and so far had ignored U.S. and British disapproval of this government.

A possible consequence of Soviet speed and order was that Germans and Austrians might gain a new respect for the U.S.S.R., lose what respect they had for the U.S. and Britain. In Salzburg, near the Austro-German...

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