International: The Christian Spirit

In the Rhineland the U.S. occupation army chose a governor for the largest political entity yet carved out of conquered Germany.

The governor: 70-year-old Dr. Hans Fuchs, a Catholic who had been a pre-Nazi Oberprädsident of the Rhine Province. His realm: an area of 14,600 square miles with a peacetime, predominantly Catholic population of 8,000,000.

Under the Nazis he had lived in unpolitical retirement ("I spoke critically of the Nazis in private but I did not speak publicly"). Of his new job Dr. Fuchs said: "My greatest aim is to inculcate a new Christian spirit in our youth, a Christian spirit in...

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