GERMANY: Lest We Forget

"The fact of Buchenwald is [already] all but forgotten in this overforgetful world," laments TIME Correspondent Percy Knauth in Germany in Defeat, published last week (Knopf, $2.75). As one who knew the Nazi Reich before the war as well as in its final agony, Knauth does not want such memories to lapse. For Buchenwald is not only Germany's shame; it is every man's.

The Germans, says Knauth, have a proverb about logic: "If you say A, you must say B." Their concentration camps were "A ... the proposition that all men are not created equal. The B was that therefore some...

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