GERMANY: Fourth Reich

The outlines of a Fourth Reich emerged in Russian-occupied Germany last week. The Russians announced that they had organized a complete German government for their zone.

The new German Premier: Marshal Georgi Zhukov. His deputy prime minister: one Leo Skrzypczinsky, described as a former German factory owner who spent four years in a concentration camp. A political unknown, without party affiliation, Skrzypczinsky was recommended by the Communists. Under Premier Marshal Zhukov were twelve ministries (one for each division of the Soviet Military Government), each headed by a Red Army officer. Under each...

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